Palmerston North photographers scoop awards
Palmerston North photographers have scooped top awards for their images, with one judged the best of the national competition and given rarely awarded Grand Master status.
It was a slam dunk success for UCOL's photography students and lecturers as they took out top gongs across a range of categories once again at the Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2013.
UCOL photography lecturer Kaye Davis received top accolades at last night's judging ceremony in Auckland.
She beat out professionals to be named photographer of the year, took out the creative category and joins just four other New Zealanders in receiving the Grand Master title for her multiple award winning body of work.
The creative portrait award went to Anna Glasgow, also of Palmerston North.
Continuing a tradition of the polytechnic's success at the awards, UCOL's Amy Fowler won the student/assistant award and her partner, Kelvin Gilbert, a past UCOL photography graduate, won the illustrative category.
Ms Fowler's win marks the eleventh time in 12 years a UCOL student has won that category.
Overall, UCOL students beat out working photographers and peers from fine arts schools nationwide to take home two golds, two silvers with distinction, nine silvers, and 20 bronze awards for their images.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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