Well, what a weekend! We’re really chuffed to announce that one of our images has won the Annual 16″ x 20″ Print Competition sponsored by SWPP/BPPA. From over 500 entries in 5 categories, first of all it won the Wedding category for best image. The international panel of judges then argued over which of the winning 5 should be awarded the Overall Winner… and you guessed it!! We’re truly blown-away by it all. A lot of effort goes into entering an image into this competition as it has to be printed perfectly and then displayed accordingly – in our case similarly to how we present our Art Prints: behind an antique-white mat.
Amy put a lot of time into prepping it & getting it to London in one piece and she only entered this one image. Now it’s won awards on both sides of the Atlantic in the space of a few months. I can’t resist posting it again – unfortunately, you don’t see the detail that the judges were able to see in the print but it’s still pretty good eh :) – Andy
Amy’s 1st Place award from WPPI (mentioned here previously) has been confirmed and published in WPPI’s Newsletter. We’re still waiting for them to update the ‘previous’ winners page but since it has already been published in the Newsletter, we’re happy to show the image concerned. Here it is – from Matthew & Denise’s beautiful wedding in Rome. The print (which is what the judges see) has so much more detail than you could ever make out on here.
Twice a year, the most prestigious body in our industry – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), hold an 8″ x 10″ print competition. To be placed (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in any of the categories is a fabulous achievement considering the quality of the entrants – many of whom are amongst the world’s best. We received an email yesterday from WPPI with the results for Amy’s entries and of the 5 she entrusted with Poste Italiane to get to the USA (no mean feat!), she has achieved ‘Accolades of Excellence’ for 3 of them (i.e. they scored 80/100 or more) and an incredible 1st Place for the Wedding Photojournalism entry! Wow – nice one Amy :) We’ll see the winning entry in a future issue of Rangefinder magazine. We’ll also wait for the WPPI website to be updated before showing it here but a clue: it’s in one of our galleries – have a guess ;) – Andy