I am thrilled to announce that last week I was announced the 2016 AIPP NSW Illustrative Photographer of the Year!
Judging of the images was held in Sydney on the 19th & 20th March, out of the 8 images I entered over the Illustrative & Portrait categories, I came away with 2 golds, 2 silver with distinction & 3 silver awards.
More than 1000 images were submitted into this year’s state awards, only 20 gold awards were issued across all categories, so for me to earn two of those golds was quite simply amazing! (yes I do admit to doing an actual happy dance when the 2nd image was awarded!!)
At the awards ceremony night on the 21st March I was blown away to be named a finalist for the Portrait category, and then named the overall winner of the Illustrative category - to say I was excited is an understatement!
I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has posed for me, collaborated with me & supported me in the creation of these images.
I already have ideas brewing for the national Australian Professional Photography Awards in August (which will be held in Melbourne) - so stay tuned...!
- Shannon xx