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Over the past few years I've been entering local and international photography competitions with a lot of success in many different categories. At first entering photography competitions was about the prize pool, I would often look at the risk vs reward as many photo competitions these days take ownership of the photograph and the photographer loses out on the copyright. They would then use your images in their publications without any monetary compensation.


Why do I enter competitions and awards? Nowadays it's all about receiving recognition and feedback from my peers to help progress my art and photography to a new level. The judges of these competitions are from industry leaders, it's always fulfilling to see an image I captured do well and receive praise. On the flipside not all photographs I enter win awards, you need to be resilient to feedback and really take a step back from your own work and see it from the viewers shoes. Often us photographers get caught up in the emotion it took for us to capture an image, the technical difficulty, the long hours spent trying to capture the image. This is the hardest part when looking at your body of work to determine what images have that something extra special.

 2010 - Digital Camera world photographer of the year  

- Exit wave 2010 Overall Winner

- 1St Adrenalin category winner

2011 - Australian Surf Photographer of the year 
- Southern Gold – Top 10 surf photographs of the year

2012 -International loupe awards        

- Underwater dream – 4th Overall – Gold Award

- City of Atlantis – Bronze Award

2013 – International Loupe awards


-       Two worlds – Bronze award

-       Exit wave – Bronze award


2013 – International photography awards    
– 3rd Nature underwater category
2013 - Capture magazines Top emerging photographers
– Sports category runner up

2014 - International Loupe awards

Bronze award - Science & Nature

- Green turtle black and white (purchase here)


2014 -  Canon AIPP APPA national awards

Silver distinction - The Salt Kingdom

2014 One Eyeland awards

Third overall Nature category winner - The Salt Kingdom

Silver award - Nature - The Salt Kingdom

Silver award - Underwater - The Salt Kingdom

Finalist - Landscape - The Church of the Good Shephard

Finalist - Editorial - Underwater dream 


2015 Queensland State awards AIPP (QAPPA)

Science, environment and wild places

Eternal – The church of the good shepherd Silver with distinction

2015 Natural History Museum - Wildlife photographer of the year

The Salt Kingdom

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