OUR JUDGES

DAVID LAZAR

David Lazar is a travel photographer from Brisbane. His works are published in books, journals and in-flight magazines, and he is also a photo tour leader. David was awarded the Smithsonian travel photography award in 2012 and named ‘Best Culture Photographer’ by Garuda Airways 2014. He has recently published a coffee table book of photography from Myanmar.

NINA KARNIKOWSKI

Nina Karnikowski is a travel writer and author of creative living book Make A Living Living. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, she writes travel stories for newspapers, magazines and websites. Nina’s career has seen her journeying through Mongolia in ex-Russian military vehicles, exploring the Namibian desert in open-sided safari trucks, dodging icebergs in Antarctica in an icebreaker ship and beyond, to over 60 countries.

THOMAS CHU

Chu Weimin is a professional landscape photographer and author from China. His projects focus on the world’s highest mountains and arctic landscapes.

He is the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the year.

Nitish waila

A full-time commercial photographer and storyteller specializing in adventure, outdoor lifestyle and landscape imagery, capturing authentic moments while surrounded by the most rugged and pristine beauty of the Himalayas in India and beyond. He has been awarded by National Geographic Traveller India in collaboration with Incredible India as the ‘Best adventure photographer in 2018.