Simon Caplan returned to judge our annual print competition. In his usual style, he explained how he judged prints and the criteria he adopts to judge successful images; a number of us observed how carefully he explained his reasoning behind each of his decisions, drawing on the practice of great photographers and creative influences.

The full set of winning, placed and commended images can be found in our gallery:

Congratulations to all whose work was praised, especially to Di Wilkins, whose image below, ‘Fresh eggs’, was the overall winner.