The photographic talents of Queensland photographers was judged at the 2011 Epson AIPP Queensland Professional Photography Awards.

Judging was intense, entries a record number, winners were grinners, everyone was inspired. Entering photography awards where your work is judged by a panel of 5 top photographers is not for the faint hearted.

This year, I entered the Photographic Art category and am now the 2011 Epson AIPP Queensland Runner Up Photographic Artist of the Year. My entry was based on photo rescue work I did to help good friends during the Queensland floods. My entry was 3D, it included mud, gum boots, water buckets, a clothes line, pegs, four photos and the sound of gernying walls. I wanted the judges to experience with multiple senses what it was like cleaning up after the flood. The use of sound was a first for this category.

(A gallery of images showing clean up work and rescuing photos from the Queensland flood can be seen here on my blog.)

I also entered Wedding Album of the Year and received a Silver with Distinction Award for our album. This album has been a labour of love for us at the studio and our manufacturer: the album is now on display at the studio, it introduces a unique new concept for wedding albums.

I also received three silver awards for individual print entries.

All in all, what a fabulous weekend. Congratulations to all other award winners, best of luck to everyone for the Canon APPA’s.