Australia's Top Emerging Photographer 2015
Who is Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2015?
A huge congratulations to Sheldon Pettit, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer 2015, and the other winners, runners-up and finalists. The Emerging Photographer of the Year receives the grand prize – a Fujifilm X-T1 and XF 18-135mm lens valued at $2,599, plus $5,000. Category winners receive prizes from our category sponsors. The prize pool for the competition was worth almost $12,000, plus cash prizes of $9,500.
This year marks the seventh year that Capture has run the Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers competition, which has again helped unearth Australia’s next generation of elite talent. Over the last seven years, the contest has shone a light on a segment of the industry that not only deserves our attention and respect, but also one that relies heavily on the guidance, wisdom and experience of those that came before. In 2015, it attracted an impressive 607 portfolio submissions across nine categories. Helping to determine the winners was a stellar line-up of 46 judges.
Full portfolios of the winner and runners-up, along with an image from each of the finalists will appear on this site in late May. But we don’t expect you to wait that long to find out exactly who’s been recognised. The iPad edition contains an expanded showcase, while the print version has a special liftout section with all the results.
Finally, much thanks to our major sponsor, Fujifilm, and all our category sponsors, which included CATC Design School, EIZO, Momento Pro, the National Portrait Gallery, Sally Brownbill, SUNSTUDIOS, Ted’s Cameras, Western Digital and Zenfolio, for their immense generosity and commitment to supporting emerging photographic talent.
A little about Sheldon Pettit
Based in the regional mining town of Port Hedland, in Western Australia, Sheldon Pettit has a passion for landscapes. His work varies from classic to urban, dark and moody, as well as aerial. Last year he was successful in various photography competitions including the Australian Professional Photography Awards. He is also a past Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer category winner.