Have just returned from the annual Iris Awards competition which took place in Rotorua this year and so proud to win four Bronze awards and six Silver awards which also earned me the prestigious title: Finalist in the Creative category.
Organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography [NZIPP], the Iris Awards celebrates the excellence of New Zealand’s professional photographers, providing a platform for recognition within the industry and the wider public. The event also raises the profile of professional photography throughout New Zealand, providing an annual showcase of cutting-edge imagery and creative photographic talent. It provides an excellent opportunity for professional photographers to gain widespread exposure for the fruits of their creative labors. The Iris Awards are open to all professional photographers in New Zealand and to members of approved overseas professional photography organisations by entering up to ten prints across a range of categories. All images are judged in an open forum over a three-day period, the best of which are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards. The judging sessions are open to the public in order to educate, inspire and inform.
“First Time Standing” – Silver Award – Portrait Classic category
“Eyes wide open” – Silver Award – Portrait Classic category
“Spikes” – Bronze Award – Creative category
“The Scholar” – Silver Award – Portrait Classic category
“Lest we forget” – Silver Award – Portrait Classic category
“Big Barrel” – Silver Award – Creative category
“The Puzzle” – Silver Award – Creative category
“Night and Day” – Bronze Award – Landscape category
“Boulders” – Bronze Award – Landscape category
“The willow tree” – Bronze Award – Landscape category