The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) recently concluded a successful State Awards season, hosting five AIPP Epson Award events across the country. Commencing in Adelaide at the end of April, Awards were also held in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, and incorporated all states and territories throughout the season.
Over the five AIPP Epson State Award events, 2,693 prints were judged live, with judging also being livestreamed so it could be watched anywhere in the world. The AIPP Epson Awards were well attended locally, with many people coming along to listen to experienced judges analysing the work, which provided a fantastic learning opportunity for all those interested in the art of photography.
The following photographers were awarded the coveted AIPP Epson Professional Photographer of the Year titles in their home states/territories.
South Australia: Mark Zed APP M.Photog. (Commercial)
Northern Territory: William Carroll APP AAIPP (Portrait)
Western Australia: Mark Brierley APP (Commercial)
Queensland: Kris AndersonAPP M.Photog. (Travel)
Victoria: Keren Dobia APP M.Photog. II (Portrait)
Tasmania: Matt Palmer APP M.Photog. (Landscape)
New South Wales: Peter Eastway APP.L GM.Photog. I P.B. Hon. FNZIPP, FNZIPP, FAIPP, Hon. FAIPP (Nature)
Australian Capital Territory: Kasey Funnell APP (Commercial)
All of the winning images for each category at each State awards can be viewed by clicking this link.
An exciting development this year was the Nikon Education Partnership. This partnership between Nikon and the AIPP saw any Student Photographer who achieved at least one Silver Award at State level being gifted free entry into the national awards, APPA 2019. In total, 57 students across the country qualified for the Nikon Education Partnership –impressive result.
The AIPP APPAs will be held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney from Saturday 10 August through until Monday 12 August. This will be a jam-packed event with three days of live judging, a busy trade show, as well as talks and a live auction. Entry is free and all are welcome to attend – a visual feast for all levels of photographers. More information can be found at this link.