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AOP Assistants Award 2011 Winners Announced - This year marks the 21st anniversary of the AOP Assistants Awards. Introduced in 1990, the awards aim to showcase the talent of the next generation of professional photographers.
© Keiran Parry _ Best in Category _ Title: Poached Eggs _ Portrait Single
Success in the Assistants Awards often results in the Assistant making the leap into professional photography and winners of the AOP Assistant Awards often then achieve great results in the AOP Photographers Awards.
© Matthew Farrand _ Merit _ Title: The Headless Statue _ Environment Single
The AOP had an exceptional panel of judges this year and greatly enjoyed the in-depth conversations about the entries. It was a difficult task for the judging panel to select the final 80 images that form the 2011 exhibition as the standard of entries was outstanding. Here are the winners:
- Merit - Portrait Single - Emma Tunbridge
- Best in Category - Portrait Single - Keiran Perry
- Best in Category - Portrait Series - Stuart McClay
- Best in Category - Life Single - Ubald Rutar
- Best in Category - Life Series - Paul Plews
- Merit - Environment Single - Ubald Rutar
- Best in Category - Environment Single - Ubald Rutar
- Merit - Environment Single - Stephen Wells
- Merit - Environment Single - William Green
- Merit - Environment Single - Matthew Farrand
- Best in Category - Environment Series - Charlie Bettinson
- Merit - Object Single - Rob Vanderplank
- Best in Category - Object Single - Andrew Simpson
- Best in Category - Object Series - Andrew Simpson
- Merit - Object Series - Andrew Simpson
- Best in Category - Project - Ubald Rutar
- The Overall Winner - Andrew Simpson - Paper Plane Series