2017 Award Winning Images

2017 has been another incredible year for The Societies of Photographers’ Monthly Image Competition with 8,444 entered throughout the year. The 20x16" Print Competition held during this years Convention had a fantastic range of entries and the quality was stunning. We would like to thank all the entrants to both the competitions.

Each of the categories from our Monthly Image Competition has nominees which have been chosen from the Gold Award winning images from 2017.

Throughout the year we use a group of Judges to do Qualifications, Monthly Image Competition judging, End of Year judging and 20x16" Print Competition judging at The Convention. They give their time and expertise for nothing and we at the Societies would like to thank the following Angela Adams, Steve Allen, Melanie Anderson, Len Bateman, Jocelyn Conway, George Dawber, Bob & Dawn Davies, Marko Dutka, Peter Ellis, George Fairbairn, Gary Hughes, Gurvir Johal, Sanjay Jogia, Scott Johnson, Christina Lauder, Tom Lee, Scott Robert Lim, Claire Louise, Damian McGillicuddy, Gordon McGowan, Mike McNamee, Lori Nordstrom, Aled Oldfield, Llewellyn Robins, JB & DeEtte Sallee, Ramon Sammut, Lenny Smith, David Stanbury, Bjorn Thomassen, Richard P Walton, Paul Wilkinson, Tracy Willis, Kevin Wilson, Faye Yerbury, Trevor Yerbury and Darrin Zammit-Lupi.

We would also like to thank Eizo for allowing us the use of a monitor for the End of Year judging.

Photographer of the Year 2017 Results

Awards PhotographersThe Societies' Photographer of the Year 2017
The Societies' 2nd Place Photographer of the Year 2017
The Societies' 3rd Place Photographer of the Year 2017
Advertising and Commercial
Boudoir and Beauty
Bump to Baby
Digital Art
Macro and Close-up
Media and Documentary
Open Avant Garde
Pet Portrait
Pictorial and Fine Art
Portrait Avant Garde
Portrait Environmental
Portrait Studio
Street Photography
Wedding Avant Garde
Wedding Classical
Wedding Photojournalistic

Special Awards


Highest Gold Award
Overall Judges Choice Photographer of the Year 2017
Successful Associateship Applicants
Successful Fellowship Applicants
Grand Master Awards
Master Awards
Special Achievement Award

Recognition Award
Service Award



20x16" Competition Results


The 20x16" Print Competition was judged live at The Societies' 2017 Convention and we would like to thank our judges for their great advice to the delegates watching.


20x16" Overall
20x16 2nd Place Overall
20x16 3rd Place Overall
20x16" Wedding
20x16" Wedding Classical

20x16" Wedding Photojournalism

20x16" Wedding Avant Garde
20x16" Portrait
20x16" Portrait Classical
20x16" Portrait Avant Garde

20x16 Portrait - Newborn
20x16 Portrait - Children
20x16" Portrait Fashion
20x16" The Natural World

20x16" Open
20x16" Nouveau
20x16" Documentary
20x16" Illustrative
20x16" Monochrome


The Societies' 2017 Awards Dinner Proudly sponsored by Loxley Colour and Triple Scoop Music.

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Highly commended images are reassessed at the end of the year and may be upgraded to Gold and therefore qualify to be considered for category winners and the prestigious Photographer of the Year title.

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