Getty Images Announces The Winners Of ‘Mishmash’ Competition

Getty Images has announded the winners of its annual ‘Mishmash’ competition.


The competition, which launched in September, was open to entries from around the world, with winners being divided between three regions: EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), the Americas and Asia Pacific, with one global overall winner also selected.

Mishmash offered entrants the opportunity to create their own short story or video art using Getty Images’ extensive imagery, footage and music content, helping to engage with and foster music video producers of the future. Each of the winning videos cleverly blurred the lines between imagery and footage, from archival to contemporary, to create videos which both impressed and challenged the judges with their creativity, inspired story-telling techniques, slick editing and innovative subject matter.

Ben Redmond from the US won the global grand prix prize for their A Runner’s High video, which explores the adrenaline achieved through running.  As well as overall and runner up winners for each of the three regions, a public vote prize was also awarded to Eugenios Baltartzis from Greece, who received the most public votes for their ‘Televisione’ video.

The winning videos can be viewed at:

Ben Richmond, ‘Grand Prix’ WinnerA Runner’s High from Americas.

Prize: A trip for two to a renowned US film festival, including flights and accommodation.

Aurora Fearnley, UK, EMEA Regional WinnerLife Beat

Prize: MacBook Pro 15 inch laptop with final cut express 4.0 editing software

Brent Quincy, Australia, Asia Pacific Regional WinnerThat Moment

Prize: MacBook Pro 15 inch laptop with final cut express 4.0 editing software

Joseph Torino, USA,  the Americas’ Regional WinnerParadigm Shift

Prize: MacBook Pro 15 inch laptop with final cut express 4.0 editing software

Eugenios Baltartzis , Greece, Public Vote WinnerTelevisione

Prize: Sony’s TG7V full HD flash memory camcorder

The competition, which ran for two months, was judged by some of the world’s leading music and film production professionals, including:

  • Nathalie Humphreys, head of specialist factual at Shine Television, the UK’s largest independent production company.
  • Emil Nava, director, Between the Eyes and nominee for the Best Music Video at this year’s MOBO awards, and winner of the Best Music Video award  at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival
  • Pekka Hara, commercial director, Stink TV and
  • David Knight, editorial director of the UK Music Video Awards, curator of BUG and editor of Promo News
  • Phil Tidy, music video and commercials producer, and curator of BUG
  • Craig Lovelidge, creative director, StrawberryFrog

Andrew Saunders, Vice President, Creative Imagery, Getty Images said:  “We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the competition this year and the high calibre of films from each of our winners really showcases our creative and engaging content. As the winning videos and the shortlisted entries demonstrate, the evolution of footage and multimedia is still a growing and highly engaging communication platform.”

For more information on the Mishmash competition, or to view the award-winning entries, visit

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