|One of the shortlisted entries of the portrait category taken by Bella West of Dorset. |
The first round of judging in the 2008 Kodak Wedding & Portrait Awards is now complete. These consumer awards are a joint initiative between The Master Photographers Association (MPA), Kodak Professional and Photologic.
The successful entrants in the Portrait category are Bella West (Dorset), Lynne Brereton (Darlington, Co Durham), Kevin Wilson (Dorset), Sophocles Alexiou (London) and Paul Maddison (Sunderland, Co Durham).
The finalists in the Wedding section are Paul Maddison (Sunderland, Co Durham), Peter Trenchard (Jersey), Hossain Mahdavi (Hertfordshire), Karen Davies (Paisley, Scotland) and David McClean (Ballymena).
Each finalist now goes forward to the final round of judging that takes place in September and the overall winners will be presented with their prizes at the British Professional Photography Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Newcastle, on Sunday 19 October 2008.
There is still time to enter the awards, with the final closing for entries not until 30th August. For an entry form please visit the MPA website.
The Awards are open to all UK professional photographers and there is a consumer prize fund of £2,000, plus 20 Kodak digital cameras, courtesy of Photologic, up for grabs. Each entry carries a £1 charge, with all the fees being donated to the PACE Centre in Aylesbury.
The overall winning consumer for each of the Portrait and Wedding categories wins £1,000. The overall winning photographers receive the title of Kodak Wedding or Portrait Photographer of the Year 2008, a certificate and trophy. Publicity is also part of the prize package, with both the two winners receiving a bespoke publicity package from leading photo industry PR agency WPS Media.
The finalist consumers win a Kodak digital camera, provided by Photologic, and the finalist photographer receives a certificate. The finalist laboratory (if applicable) receives a certificate.
Says Colin Buck, MPA chief executive, “This is the third year we have partnered with Kodak to bring these consumer awards to the industry. PACE is the MPA’s chosen charity and is tailored to the individual needs of children with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. The Awards not only raise vital funds for this worthy cause, but also help studios generate additional business. We’re looking forward to receiving lots more entries for the second judging period.”
Please visit the MPA website for further details.
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