The 2020 AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano may have been the most competitive yet. There were four categories to enter - and if you chose to enter all four, you could elect to be considered for the AMB Photographer of the Year.

In 2020, the categories were:

- Hero Shot
- Wide Angle
- Pan Shot
- Detail

Any photo submitted by a photographer under 20 would also go in the Young Photographer of the Year award.

Cam Mackenzie - AMB Photographer of the Year 2020

The AMB Photographer of the Year entries were packed full of excellent photos. But one selection stood out above the rest, and they came from Cam Mackenzie, who won a category in 2019, and was hungry for more. The full interview above goes through all his images.

Category winners for the 2020 AMB Photography Awards

Some categories had more entries than others, but we made short lists of 12 for each category. Which was pretty tough with so many good entries! The public voting meant that you, our readers, got to decide who was the best. This is how that played out.

Hero Shot

The winner for the Hero Shot was Jay French with an absolute banger from Wanaka, new Zealand.

Second place was Laurence Crossman-Emms, with this cracker of a dirt jump photo.

Third place was Jay French again, with another shot of a tuck no hander.


Pan Shot

Ryan Finlay won the pan shot category with this great capture from Maydena Bike Park.

Second place went to Eduardo Knoch, with this pan of Chris Kovarik at Boomerang Bike Park.


Third place was Matt Rousu, with this sunset pan. Matt's entries were based on elements - and this was fire. It's a cool concept and showed some real creativity.

Wide Angle

The winner for the Wide Angle was Gerard Lagana, with this huge gap over a train line.


Second place went to Henry Jaine, with this sweet sunset shot at Coronet Peak.

Third place was another from Gerard, right under the gondola.



Detail was a hard category to shoot for, like the Pan Shot. But Laurence Crossman-Emms' photo of Katy Winton parting water took the top spot.

Henry Jaine took another second place with this excellent scrub photo.


Matt Rousu took another third with his Ice element photo.

Young Photographer of the Year

This category ran across all photo categories, with one winner who will take home a Shimano Deore XT M8100 12-speed group set, and have the chance to submit photos for opening spreads in an upcoming issue of AMB!

Hudson Tarling set this photo up himself with his GoPro, and captured this wicked photo.

Don't miss our next issue where we hear from the winners about their photos, and get input from head judge Tim Bardsley-Smith on what makes their photos so good.

That's the AMB Photography Awards presented by Shimano run for another year. We had a huge amount of entries and some great photos from around Australia and around the world. Watch this space for 2021 if you want to take part.