Winners of the First Year´s Czech Railway 2012 photography competition announced


On the occasion of SŽDC´s 10th Anniversary and the development of Czech Railway, Railway Infrastructure Administration, state organization announced the first year´s photography competition called CZECH RAILWAY 2012 in summer months of 2012. There were 3 categories for entries: Czech Railway and the City, Czech Railway and the Landscape and Czech Railway and People. The competition was held under the auspices of the Ministry for Regional Development, the Ministry of Culture and Prague City Hall.

157 contest participants entered the competition and submitted 593 pictures. The category of Railway and People received 87 images, Railway and the Landscape 303 photos and Railway and the City 203 pictures.

There were two rounds in the competition. In the first one, expert partners and SŽDC´s representatives selected 30 photos in each category that qualified for the second round. In the second round, SŽDC launched a public vote on its website, selecting 3 winners in each category.

The public vote was closed on 31 December 2012. The absolute winner with the highest score is:

ILONA HROMÁDKOVÁand her photo called Forgotten

The winners in the Czech Railway and the City category are:

1st place: Jan Šafra and his photo called Where time has stopped

2nd place:Vladislav Holoubek and his photo called Uneven Match


3rd place:Zdeněk Skála and his photo called Levers



The winners in the Czech Railway and the Landscape category are:

1st place Ilona Hromádková and her winning picture called Forgotten

2nd place:Fratišek Tylšar and his photo called Winter Kingdom

3rd place:Pavla Čermáková and her photocalled Krystof´s Valley


The winners in the Czech Railway and People category are:

1st place:Lenka Hanzlíková and her photo called Train from the puff-puff bedtime story Live in Brno

2nd place:Nikola Liberdová and her photocalledNight Lights

3rd place:Jirka Zápalka and his photo called Stop Signal!


We would like to thank expert guarantors of the competition from the Railway Research Institute and ČVUT.

Our thanks also go to the partners of the competition who provided interesting prizes for the winners:

Travel Agency - ČD Travel – main prize for the winner, a trip of your choice worth CZK 10,000

Fotoinstitut – 5 photography courses gift vouchers from worth CZK 1,000

FotoVideo Magazine:
3 one-year subscriptions to FotoVideo
3 photo-publications
3 battery chargers

The prizes will be officially awarded at the gala evening of the conference held on the occasion of SŽDC´s 10th Anniversary in February this year.

We would like to thank all contestants who showed their talents and artistic view of the life on rail and in its vicinity. We are already looking forward to your images for the forthcoming 2nd year´s photography competition.


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