Last night we hit the sprawling timber deck over Wylie’s Baths in Coogee to announce the winners of the 2012 Pedestrian.tv Photography Awards presented by Lipton Ice Tea + Contiki. An extremely attractive crowd enjoyed epic water views while browsing the amazing shots by all the Photography Award finalists and tasty refreshments courtesy of Lipton Ice Tea, before it was time to reveal the winners.

A panel of Pedestrian’s Editorial team and Directors selected the finalists, and the overall winner and category winners were hand picked by RANKIN, world renown photographer and cofounder of Dazed & Confused and visually stunning bi-annual tome The Hunger. Let’s meet the winners.

MUSIC Category – presented by Ben Sherman; WINNER: AMY ROBINSON
Amy on her winning image: “This was taken only a few hours before the gates opened on Secret Garden Festival 2012. We had 16 hours of rain, thunder and lightening non-stop, but it was still amazing.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

FASHION Category – presented by Mini; WINNER: MITCHELL MCLENNAN
Mitchell on his winning image: “Alexandra Tikerpuu at IMG Models, taken this year in NY.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

TRAVEL Category – presented by Contiki; WINNER: MATT FEHLBERG
Matt on his winning image: “This is a typical Cuban garage with a 1952 Chevrolet parked.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

SPORT Category – presented by Bonds; WINNER: TIM ROBINSON
Tim on his winning image: “Start of a Camel Race in Rajasthan. Same as the Birdsville races in Australia but Indian Style!”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

SOCIAL Category – presented by Marquee at The Star; WINNER: SARAH BAHBAH
Sarah on her winning image: “Beach, Beers, Boys and Sun. Best day. Taken at Triple J Hottest 100 Front Yard Party.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

ART & CULTURE Category – presented by The St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW; WINNER: ALEC WALKER
Alec on his winning image: “This photo was taken while driving through western Queensland. We drove over a ridge and the weather went from fine to stormy in an instant, with rain falling in an almost perfect column of water.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

MOBILE Category – presented by Huawei; WINNER: ALEC WALKER
Alec on his winning image: “I borrowed this horse off my cousin, turns out she had a knack for pulling a pose.”
Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards

2012 PHOTO OF THE YEAR with thanks to Contiki [Rankin selected the Photo Of The Year out of the Category-winning shots]
WINNER: MITCHELL MCLENNAN
Rankin said, “This is the over all winner, it’s an amazing image. All the finalists images were excellent – I’d like to commend all entries.”

Pedestrian would like to congratulate 19-year-old Mitchell who has won a ticket to travel and photograph the globe, snapping the best the world has to offer in Food, Music, Nightlife, Fashion and Culture across Europe, Asia and Australia’s Islands and Rainforests. We also congratulate the Category winners, and thank all of the insanely talented photographers who submitted entries this year. We look forward to seeing a new year’s worth of extraordinary photographic talent on show in 2013.

The Lipton Ice Tea Best Snap Of Summer chosen by Lipton Ice Tea is by Sarah Bahbah, whose image below will appear along with a range of the other Photography Awards submissions in the Lipton Ice Tea Virgin Cocktails Summer Exhibition Tour that will stop in Melbourne, followed by Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.  If you want to come along you can go into the running for a double pass here.

Meet The Winners Of The 2012 Pedestrian Photography Awards