2016 Photographic Competition Winners

2016 Photographic Competition Winners

2016 Tattoo Photographic Competition Winners

The Tattoo Photographic Competition has now been running for more than 25 years. Once again, hundreds of pictures were submitted for the annual competition.

The Tattoo was once again thrilled with our panel of judges who reviewed every entry before choosing our winners.  

After much deliberation, Nandan Goel from Edinburgh was awarded first place and took home the £500 prize for his striking image of one of our Highland Dancers on the Esplanade.


Second place and the £250 prize was awarded to Bradley Smith from Rossendale in Lancashire for his stunning image of a piper from The Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards.


Taking home third place and the £150 prize was Kayleigh Young from Westmuir in Angus who captured the precision shown by Tattoo favourites the Norwegian King’s Guard as they marched down the Esplanade. 


Jim Tomlinson from Hinckley, Robert Turley from Leyland and Chris Hoddle from Bolton were all awarded Highly Commended for their photos of an Imp jumping through the ramp, the Scottish State Coach on the Esplanade and our Highland Dance team in perfect formation.

Awarded Commended was Christian Heynert from Edinburgh, Ian Lackie from Mount Hawthorne, Western Australia and David Mcleod from Galashiels for their photos of the Jordanian armed forces marching down the Esplanade, the Imps in their infamous tower and the US flag projected on to the castle.  

Making up the top 12 were our finalists, Yuri Armstrong from Amberg, Germany, Gordon Mobbs from Lincolnshire and Melanie Raabe Finis from Schauenburg, Germany for their photos of the finale, the lights projecting from the production level of the stands and the Jordanian drill team in action.  



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