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Photographer of the Year Awards

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2018

2018 has been another incredible year for The Societies of Photographers’ Monthly Image Competition, with 12,546 images entered throughout the year (an increase in 4,102 entries compared to 2017). The 20×16″ Print Competition held during this year’s Convention had a fantastic range of entries and the quality was stunning. We would like to thank all the entrants to both the competitions.

Photo Trade Awards

Each of the categories from our Monthly Image Competition has nominees which have been chosen from the Gold Award winning images from 2018.

Throughout the year we use a group of Judges to do Qualifications, Monthly Image Competition judging, End of Year judging and 20×16″ 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, Kelly Brown, Alison Carlino, Sean Conboy, Jocelyn Conway, Tony Corbell, Marko Dutka, Peter Ellis, George Fairbairn, Jerry Ghionis, Melissa Ghionis, Adrian Henson, Gary Hughes, Gurvir Johal, Sanjay Jogia, Scott Johnson, Christina Lauder, Claire Louise, Damian McGillicuddy, Gordon McGowan, Mike McNamee, Tony Moore, Llewellyn Robins, Mark Rossetto, Lisa Saad, Ramon Sammut, Lenny Smith, David Stanbury, Louise Sumner, Paul Wilkinson, Tracy Willis, Kevin Wilson and Stuart Wood.

We would also like to thank Color Confidence / BenQ for loaning us the monitors for the End of Year judging.

Photographer of the Year 2018 Results

The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2018
The Societies’ 2nd Place Photographer of the Year 2018
The Societies’ 3rd Place Photographer of the Year 2018

Boudoir and Beauty
Commercial and Industrial
Macro and Close-up
Media and Documentary
Open Avant Garde
Pet Portrait
Pictorial and Fine Art
Portrait Avant Garde
Portrait Environmental
Portrait Studio
Wedding Day
Wedding Day – Bride or Groom Alone
Wedding Day – Pre-Post

Special Awards

Highest Gold Award
Overall Judges Choice Photographer of the Year 2018
Successful Associateship Applicants
Successful Fellowship Applicants
Grand Master Awards
Recognition Award

20×16″ Competition Results

The 20×16″ Print Competition was judged live at The Societies’ 2019 Convention and we would like to thank our judges for their great advice to the delegates watching.

20×16″ Overall
20×16 2nd Place Overall
20×16″ Wedding
20×16″ Wedding Classical
20×16″ Wedding Reportage
20×16″ Wedding Avant Garde
20×16″ Portrait
20×16″ Portrait Classical
20×16″ Portrait Avant Garde
20×16 Portrait Newborn
20×16 Portrait Children
20×16″ Portrait Fashion
20×16″ The Natural World
20×16″ Open
20×16″ Nouveau
20×16″ Documentary
20×16″ Illustrative
20×16″ Monochrome


The Societies’ 2018 Awards Dinner Proudly sponsored by Loxley Colour.

, The Societies’ Photographer of the Year 2018

We would also like to say a massive THANK YOU to Adrian and Bergit Barnett for providing us with the presentation photos from the 2019 Awards
Presentation Evening.


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