The Societies Competition | Gold Medals

Last week I mentioned that the final rounds of The Societies (SWPP and BPPA) professional imaging competition had been marked and in the last few days the photographers nominated for the title of Photographer of the Year have been announced. I am still reeling from getting a nomination for the second year running, but I had more or less forgotten about the automatic re-evaluation process which is carried out in December of each year. There are two competition designations, Gold award and Highly Commended. Occasionally there will only be one or two points between these commendations and as such those images considered close to Gold standard are reappraised by an independent panel of Fellows. I am absolutely stunned to report that three of my Highly Commended winners have been upgraded to Gold Medal standard and shortly I’ll be receiving my beautiful gold embossed certificates for the following photographs (bringing the tally for 2012 to 11 Golds and 17 Highly Commended). Incidentally, to prove that you don’t need fancy big cameras to create award-winning pictures the bottom image on Brighton Pier was captured by my favourite compact camera, the Fujifilm X10.

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  • John Branes - December 12, 2012 - 11:27 am

    Lindsay, very many congratulations on this latest “set” of awards. Wonderful images as ever. As a great admirer of your work I am really pleased to hear that you have been nominated for Photographer of the year again this year…..hugely deserved. Well done ! All the best, John.

  • Lindsay - December 12, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Thank you John, I do hope I’ll see you at the awards dinner.

  • Mag D - December 12, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    Lindsay, absolutely delighted to hear your news. Then I looked at your winning photos….. brilliant as always…. a true deserver of such high awards, well done.

  • Lindsay - December 12, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Thank you Mag, it’s great to be nominated. I will also have the chance to admire the work of some truly inspirational photographers on the big night.

  • Stephen Scharf - December 16, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Congratulations, Lindsay, on your photos being elevated to Gold Medal status! Well deserved!


  • Lindsay - December 16, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Thank you Stephen, it’s been quite a good year in terms of awards but next year I must step back a little from the competitions and concentrate more on all the different kinds of work I’d like to offer my clients, the problem is there is so much to do and so few hours in the day!

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