The 2013 South Australian professional photography awards run by the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photographers) of whom I am a full member are holding their annual judging this coming weekend from Saturday 6th of July until Tuesday 9th. I highly recommend attending as the judging is open to the public and you will gain an insight into how the world of professional photography in this state works. Some of the best photographers, not just in the state, but the country will be there and their work will be too. Everyone there are friendly and will have no qualms in having a chat about their work and the whole process, especially over lunch when there is no judging going on. All the prints that have won awards will be on display for you to wander on through and take a gander and soon there will be an awards only exhibition, which I’ll probably be posting about in the future. To stay up to date with this blog, you can follow every post I make by subscribing to the right.
I personally have won an award or two in each awards I have entered from 2008, and I look forward to not making this year an exception. I have entered 4 prints into the ‘travel’ category, 4 into the ‘illustrative’ category and 2 in the ‘wedding’ category.
Below is a run down of a projected schedule, but experience tells me that judging is often very time consuming and usually are running late.
Norwood Primary School, Dunstan Hall, 37 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA,
Saturday, 6 July, 2pm to 5pm, Contemporary Photographic Art
Norwood Hotel Function Centre, 97 The Parade, Norwood SA
Sunday 7 July, 11am – 7pm Illustrative, Travel, Commercial
Monday 8 July, 9am – 5pm Landscape, Documentary, Portrait
Tuesday 9 July, 9am – 5pm Family, Wedding