London, UK, Friday 28 October – Canon Europe is pleased to reveal the winner of this year’s Redline Challenge photography competition. Jiří Durdík, a self-taught hobbyist photographer from Czech Republic, won with an exhilarating motion blur shot of a dirtbike race. Following this year’s theme, ‘A Split Second Story’, the image brings to life the fast paced action at the Czech Republic Motocross Championship in Pacov and perfectly captures the organised chaos of the race’s crucial starting point. Aside from multiple technical challenges such as positioning and light, Jiří also had to protect his lens from mud, giving him only seconds to frame and compose the shot. He will receive a Canon EOS R5 and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, alongside a mentoring session with Canon Ambassador Laura El-Tantawy.
With over 14,000 entries, Canon reveals the winner and finalists of its annual photography competition