Photographer of the Year 2020: The Results

RideRater Photographer of the Year

It has been another great year for entries in our annual Photographer of the Year competition.

Only one person however can enter our Hall of Fame, and our panel has decided the winner as well as the entries who came the closest.

Here we count down the our Top 5, culminating with our winner – RideRater’s Photographer of the Year 2020.

5th Place: James Culver

James’ black and white capture of Thorpe Park’s Stealth was a great and arty entry in this year’s competition.

James Culver

4th Place: Jack Rhys Edwards

Jack showed great timing here with a snap of Wicker Man at Alton Towers, with both flames and the train in view.

Jack Rhys Edwards

3rd Place: Christopher Byrne

Christopher superbly caught the beaming sun behind Wipeout at Pleasurewood Hills.

Christopher Byrne

2nd Place: Joel North

Joel is our official runner-up, with his excellent slow exposure capture of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Big One rollercoaster as it soars through the night.

Joel North

1st Place: Craig Toy

Our winner is Craig Toy, who submitted this image of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which not only captures two of the park’s signature rides, but also the masked and socially-distanced riders which might just become synonymous with the 2020 theme park season as a whole. Congratulations Craig!

Craig Toy