Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year to be announced tonight…

 
 
The Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year is to be announced tonight at the 35th Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. Read on for all the details, and from all of us here at The Bride's Diary, a big congratulations to all the talented winners…

Wedding photographer, Jerry Ghionis will receive the highest accolade in his profession tonight when he is awarded 2011 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) at a special gala dinner in Sydney.
 
Jerry, from Docklands in Melbourne, will walk away with $2,500 in prizes for his stunning images thanks to sponsor Lexar. In addition, Rocco Ancora, also of Victoria, will take home the 2011 AIPP Australian Wedding Album of the Year Award.

Winners of Australia’s most coveted professional photography awards will be announced tonight at the AIPP gala dinner held at Sydney’s Dockside restaurant at Darling Harbour and attended by over 350 of the nation’s greatest photographers.

‘The interest in the Canon AIPP APPAs continues to grow each year,’ says AIPP Executive Officer, Mr Peter Myers. ‘Again, the awards have received a record number of entries from photographers from around the country. This year more than 850 photographers submitted over 3,000 images in the competitive awards.’

Conducted by some of Australia’s most recognised photographers, judging for the awards took place over the past three days at the industry’s annual PMA Australia show. Each of the thousands of images entered is critiqued in detail by the esteemed judging panel.

2011 sees the addition of four new categories to the awards: advertising, fashion, architecture and fusion. ‘As the photographic landscape changes, we need to modify the categories to accommodate the volumes of work we are seeing in other areas,’ says APPAs Chairman and Judge, Peter Eastway.

‘The fact that photographers are embracing the video capabilities of their equipment saw the introduction of the new fusion photography category,’ continued Mr Eastway.

In their 35th year, the Canon AIPP APPAs attract a prize pool of more than $60,000 in cash and prizes including the grand prize – $20,000 worth of Canon EOS professional digital camera equipment.

‘To win the Canon AIPP APPAs is the highest accolade in Australian professional photography,’ says Taz Nakamasu, Managing Director, Canon Australia. ‘Creative photography is growing strongly in Australia, with 65% more images taken in the past four years alone, and it is the professionals who lead the way through their inspiration, passion and dedication to pushing the boundaries of their craft.’

The Canon AIPP APPAs are a celebration of photographic excellence and represent the pinnacle of Australian professional photography – also some of the best in the world.
For further information, visit www.aipp.com.au.

Winners for the 2011 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards are:
  • 2011 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year – Gerard O’Connor, Prahran (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Advertising Photographer of the Year – Adrian Brown, Alexandria (NSW)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year – Peter Coulson, Kilsyth South (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Architectural Photographer of the Year – Tim Griffith, Castlemaine (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Sport Photographer of the Year – Adam Pretty (Getty Images)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the Year – Michael Langford, Queenstown (NZ)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year – Christian Fletcher, Dunsborough (WA)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Science Environment & Nature Photographer of the Year – Chris Barry, Sorrento (WA)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year – Lesley Downie, Noosa Waters (Qld)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year – James Simmons, Fremantle (WA)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Fine Art Photographer of the Year – Gerard O’Connor, Prahran (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year – Sue Bryce, Leichhardt (NSW)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year – Michael Chetham, Willoughby (NSW)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year – Jerry Ghionis, Docklands (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year – Dan O’Day, Campbell (ACT)
  • 2011 AIPP Fusion Award – Christian Fletcher, Dunsborough (WA)
  • 2011 AIPP Student Photographer Of The Year – David Glazebrook, Springwood (NSW)
  • 2011 AIPP Tertiary Photography Institution Of The Year – Photographic Studies College, Southbank (Vic)
  • 2011 Highest Scoring Print Award – James Simmons, Fremantle (WA)
  • 2011 Athol Shmith Award – James Simmons, Fremantle (WA)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Wedding Album of the Year Award – Rocco Ancora, Fairfield (Vic)
  • 2011 AIPP Australian Photography Book Award – Eugene Tan, Bondi Beach (NSW)
 For further information, visit www.aipp.com.au

Have a lovely day!… Anna