2011 was a great year for awards and contests for me and although the year is not technically over with these competitions it is nice to look back and see what has been achieved. I’m a member of the WPJA, AGWPJA, ISPWP and Fearless Photographers. All of these organisations represent the very best photographic talent from around the world and it is genuinely humbling to be in the mix with some well-renowned names.
The Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists, one 1st place image, one 2nd and a 7th:
I was placed 4 times in the ISPWP contests:
Finally, I received 4 Awards with the Fearless Photographers:
…and finally, of the 850 Awards handed out to Fearless Photographer, 99 were given the “Most Memorable” distinction. This shot of Steve and Mia was one of those selected.
heres to 2012!
UPDATE 7th Jan 2012: Great news to add to the list of success in 2011. The very influential Junebug Weddings which each year hosts a hotly contested “Best of the Best Wedding Photography Contest”.It features “the most beautiful, masterful, touching and creative wedding photos of 2011, taken by talented photographers around the world” from about 5000 entries. Two of mine made it to the last round and were given an honourable mention:
(described as: “especially creative, innovative and brilliantly composed photos that are just too good not to be seen” )
UPDATE 6th of April 2012: The last of 2011 results have come in with more good news. Firstly another Fearless Award (my 5th)
Another 1st place finish with the AGWPJA:
Finally, the icing on the cake to a great year. I am now the world’s 2nd highest ranking photographer under the “Top Photographers” section of the AGWPJA.
A great end to a great year. Heres to 2012.