That time of the year again, when all the photo contests and awards I enter are being judged and whatnot. Today I attended the South Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (SAPPAs) run by the AIPP. I entered 3 landscapes and 1 illustrative, and had high hopes for bagging SA students of the year, but results were pretty dissapointing, but im not overly upset. The faults in my shots the judges pointed out I had already pointed out to myself so nothing suprising there, but like I said I had high hopes for this year..
Results were as follows (Scores out of 100)
80 (Silver award)
So bleh. Last time I can enter as a student too, as next year Ill have to join as a full member.
On that subject I can actually join as a full member as I will be making most of my income through photography starting next year as I have landed a gig teaching photography to year 11 and 12 students as a fancy-pants private school on the fringes of Adelaide 2 days a week. So thats pretty swish. Now I can claim some gear on tax
I also recently came runner-up in a penguin books-run travel photography contest where the winner got to have their photo published on the next Australian travel guide. As runner up I got a $500 travel voucher. I plan to use that just after the new year some time and hike around Fraser Island (on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef) Beautiful beaches, ship wrecks and river scapes to be had there, so that's pretty cool.
Penguin books runner-up
Waiting for the results of the International Aperture awards now. I have pretty much the same images as I put into the SAPPAs in that, so will be interesting to how they go.
Now Im going to spend the next 2 weeks frantically finishing off all my final uni assignments for my Masters of Teaching, and will graduate mid-December, so looking forward to that. But I'm also doing the Santa photography thing again, so working 40-50 hours a week up to Christmas too. Busy busy.