I was delighted to receive confirmation that I am a Finalist in the Wedding category of the Irish Professional Photographers Association(IPPA) Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 which are sponsored by Bank of Ireland. Members of the IPPA can enter images each quarter to an IPPA judging panel who score the images and awards are given for some of the images entered. The judging is done anonymously and the score is given based on the merit of the photographs. The judges who are selected are industry experts. The members who score the highest with their top four entries are entered into the final.
One of my photographs won the only Gold award given in the Wedding category in the 2017 awards. I also was awarded a Merit and 10 Highly Commended awards in the Wedding category. I also received three Highly Commended Awards for Commercial and Pictorial & Travel photographs.