This I am really starting to like, over the past few years I have been entering the International Color Awards competition and have received 2 nominations for them, I was really pleased with that.
This year I received a nomination for a raging water shot in the category of nature and a winners one in the still life section, now I am rocking.
It is really nice to be recognised for all the hard work that goes into product photography as most people do not realise how involved it can get.
This is the email I received this morning.
CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 11th Annual International Color Awards.
5,642 entries were received from 73 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!
The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including Christie’s, Paris; Grey Group, New York; The Art Channel, London; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Publicis Conseil, Paris; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Netflix, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Phillips, New York who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 709 title awards and 730 nominees in 33 categories. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.
Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year.
The judging is made by some very influential names as you can see.
LOS ANGELES 10/03/2018 – photographer Paul Williams of United Kingdom was presented with the 11th Annual International Color Awards “Cheers” in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 10, 2018.
The live online gala was attended by over 12,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography. 11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, Paris; Grey Group, New York; The Art Channel, London; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Publicis Conseil, Paris; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Netflix, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Phillips, New York who honored Color Masters with 709 title awards and 730 nominees in 33 categories.
“Photography is more popular than ever. Last year around 1.2 trillion pictures were taken. In this awards show we pay tribute to the top 0.0000000001% of them” said Juror Martijn van Marle, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam. Joshua White, Presenter and Producer on The Art Channel, London added “Judging this year’s submissions for the Color Awards was challenging. The winning images illustrate the continuing importance of photography as a way of seeing the world around us and understanding human experience.”
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,642 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Paul Williams’s “Cheers,” an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest.”
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.colorawards.com