The Silver Camera goes to Libby Law

Cheering can be so nice! Even when captured on a photograph, one can still feel the short moment of triumph, the second in which one knows: Mission accomplished! One has reached the top! The photographer from New Zealand, Libby Law, perfectly captured such a moment.

She convinced the jury with her entry and was delighted to win first place in this year’s edition of the media prize, the ‘Silver Camera’. On Saturday evening (July 22nd) she was presented with the coveted media award in the Main Stadium after the Final of the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup at the CHIO Aachen, together with the runners-up Arnd Bronkhorst (NED) and Eric Knoll (FRA), who came second and third respectively. When Law’s victory was announced by the stadium commentator, she had every reason to cheer and had to wipe away the odd tear.

The prizes were awarded by Hubert Herpers, board member of the Rheinischer Sparkassen & Giroverband, and Wolfgang Mainz, Advisory Board member of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.

The famous media prize for the best equestrian photo of the year is jointly conferred annually by the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., the Sparkasse Aachen and the Rheinischer Sparkassen- & Giroverband. The winner receives prize-money to the value of 2,500 Euros, second place picks up 1,000 Euros and third place 500 Euros.

This year the jury comprised of Christophe Bricot (last year’s winner), Rob Ehrens (national coach of the Dutch show-jumpers), Andreas Müller (Executive Director of the Zeitungsverlag Aachen), Erich Timmermanns (Director Advertising & PR, Sparkasse Aachen) and Frank Kemperman (Chairman of the ALRV). They were faced with the difficult task of selecting the best equestrian sport photo from among the 101 entries submitted by photographers from all over the world.

Prize giving ceremony Silver Camera Photo: CHIO Aachen / Michael Strauch

Prize giving ceremony Silver Camera Photo: CHIO Aachen / Michael Strauch