Hey all, today was the judging day for the South Australian Professional Photography awards run by the AIPP in which I had entered 4 prints in the landscape category, and I was quite successful.
I recieved a silver with distinction (85/100) for
Which makes this image my most successful professionally.
I recieved a silver award (83/100) for a cropped version of
Which was suprising as I diddn't really expect it to do that well.. I mean sure it's pretty, but is it technically that good a photograph?
To say that I'm slightly annoyed at my 78/100 score for [link]
would be an understatment. Not because of the low score, that's always the judge's perogative, but the reason why they gave such a low score was what really irritated me... They THOUGHT I had composed this image from 2 stock photos, and I had recieved that comment before a few times from viewers, many on DA. But it is not, it is a simple exposure image. I wish I could prove it by uploading the raw file,and I would if I could trust the internet... I got some redemption on the judges because they had asked if I was in the room. I was not but my photography tutor was and she confirmed that it was infact a single exposure. The judges were apparently quite suprised at this. Unfortunately the judging had already occured. Very very frustrating... I'm going to enter it in the nationals titled 'single exposure' just to screw with them... I wonder how well it will do in the current Nat Geo contest
I'm so going to buy 8 copies of the printed magazine with it on it's cover if it wins and personally devliver it to each of the judges... One can only dream...
And I got a 77/100 for [link]
which was what I expected really.
Anything above 75 is considered professional standard, so to have all of my entries judged as such is pretty cool.
A student collegue of mine however must have been one of the first student members of the AIPP to recieve a gold award though.. That's on par, in the same category of work as David Evans ( [link]
) Who usually sweeps the landscape category in South Australia. That's really quite something.. If he doesnt win student of the year, something's wrong..