The quality of his work did not go unnoticed … one of his stunning photos (below) won an important award!
© Matt Jacques 2012
In Matt’s words …
For 2012, Goodwood Revival and partner Credit Suisse launched the inaugural "Credit Suisse Photo Award for Goodwood Revival" competition, aimed at professional media accredited for the 2012 Revival (September 14-16th).
An expert panel judged all entries for the Award after the event, including Revival founder Lord March, a long-time professional photographer himself.
There were three categories for the competition: 1) The best general Revival atmosphere image; 2) The best image of on-track action; and 3) The best image taken at the Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum. An overall winner will also be announced.
My image has won for the Atmosphere category, and stands a chance of being named the overall winner as well. I'll be able to update when it's been announced on Wednesday March 20th.
Lord March commented on the new competition:
"The unspoiled Goodwood Motor Circuit has always been an ideal blank canvas for creating beautiful, exciting and memorable photographs. Add in the colour, spectacle and theatre of the Goodwood Revival, and I think this is the perfect setting for some striking images. I am delighted that Credit Suisse is supporting this innovative photographic contest, which promises to grow in future years and deliver a legacy of outstanding photography."
Bravo to Matt … I knew him when!