The winners of the AIPP Silver Lining Awards
The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) has announced the winners of its inaugural Silver Linings photo competition, an initiative launched to keep its members engaged through the COVID-19 restrictions.
“The idea was, quite literally, to create a ‘silver lining’ out of the current situation,” explained Tony Hewitt, who is Chair of the AIPP Awards Committee.
“We wanted not only to give members a creative outlet at a time when many wouldn’t have much work, but also make the whole experience much more beneficial professionally for everybody who entered. At the same time, we wanted everybody to have a bit of fun. And it worked brilliantly; the response has been massive with 3000 entries, from which we selected 300 semi-finalists and then 120 finalists, ten in each of the six categories.”
Entries were organised under two broad headings - Classic and Creative. Creative allowed for the full scope of digital editing techniques to be employed while Classic required the more traditional approach of a work created entirely in-camera and with limited subsequent editing. In a first, entrants could also gain pre-entry feedback on their work.
The institure raised a prize pool valued at $45,000, with prizes also including workshops and mentoring sessions with some of Australia’s leading professional photographers. You can see the winners and runners up in all 10 of the categories below, and all the finalists on the AIPP website.
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