Awards

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GLOBAL FIAP LOCKDOWN COMPETITION

During the world-wide Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, FIAP (Federation Internationale De L’art Photographique) arranged a one-off competition  to commemorate this unique time in history.   The competition was open to FIAP’s 2 million members and endorsed by 17 of the world’s Masters of Photography, including Michael Freeman and Sergio Pitamitz.  ‘The Enemy Outside’ was the global winning entry.

The Enemy Outside
The Enemy Outside

PHOTOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN (PAGB): MASTERS OF PRINT

‘On The Shelf’ selected for Exhibition in Birmingham, 2019.
‘Evacuee’ selected for Exhibition in the RK Burt Gallery, Southbank, London 2018.

Masters of Print 2018


THE LONDON PHOTO SHOW

Exhibited in the London Photo Show, Bargehouse Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf 2019.
The London Photo Show


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

FSM Gold Medal for ‘Disobedient’, Grand M.S.M. Salon Ohrid, North Macedonia 2020.
FIAP Gold Medal for ‘The Enemy Outside‘, Epic Circuit, India 2020.
Epic Gold Medal for ‘Pink Flamingo‘, Epic Circuit, India 2020.
Global Photographic Union Gold Medal for ‘Ophelia’, Wojnicz International Salon, Poland 2019.
Photographic Society of America Gold Medal for ‘Pink Flamingo‘, Midland International Salon, England 2019.
Global Photographic Union Gold Medal for ‘Disobedient‘, Midland International Salon, England 2019.
Global Photographic Union Gold Medal for ‘Ophelia‘, Hoylake International Salon, England 2019.
Gold Medal for ‘On The Shelf’, Scottish International Salon, Scotland 2019.
Gold Medal for ‘Child Bride‘, Festicolor International Salon, Belgium 2019.
Gold Medal for best in show (colour prints) ‘Child Bride‘, Festicolor International Salon, Belgium 2019.
Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal for ‘Flower Girl’. Midland International Salon, England 2018.
Silver Medal for ‘Jade’, Grand M.S.M Salon Perasto, Montenegro 2020.
Silver Medal for ‘Disobedient’, Bristol International Salon, England 2020.
Silver Medal for ‘On The Shelf’, Cheltenham International Salon, England 2019.
Bronze Medal for ‘Rooted’, Optics International Salon, India 2019.
MCPF medal for ‘Ice Maiden’. Midland International Salon, England 2018.

PAGB Ribbon for ‘On The Shelf‘, Vale of Evesham Salon, England 2020.
PSA Ribbon for ‘Pink Flamingo’, Smethwick Salon, England 2019.
GPU Ribbon for ‘Disobedient’, Smethwick Salon, England 2019.
PAGB Ribbon for ‘On The Shelf’, Midland International Salon, England 2019.
PSA Ribbon (highly commended) for ‘Evacuee’.  Festicolor International Salon, Belgium 2019.
PSA Ribbon for ‘Disobedient’.  5th International Small Print Salon, Sweden 2019.
NCPF Ribbon (commended) for ‘Evacuee’. Northern Counties Photographic Federation International Salon 2018.
Special Jury Award for ‘Swallow!’. FU International Salon, India 2018.

Honourable Mention for ‘Jade’.  Acruvium International Salon, Montenegro 2020.
Honourable Mention for ‘Mongolian Malgai’.  Acruvium International Salon, Montenegro 2020.
Honourable Mention for ‘Sacrifice’.  Bristol International Salon, England 2020.
Honourable Mention for ‘Pink Flamingo’.  Optics International Salon, India 2019.
Honourable Mention for ‘Ophelia’.  5th International Small Print Salon, Sweden 2019.
Honourable Mention for ‘Ophelia’. Bristol International Salon, England 2019.
Honourable Mention for ‘Raven Tower’. South Devon International Salon, England 2018.
Honourable Mention for ‘Mongolian Malgai‘. Hoylake International Salon, England 2018.
Honourable Mention for ‘The Grass Cutter’. Great British Small Print Circuit, England 2017.

Diploma for ‘Raven Tower’, Europa International Salon, Spain 2019.


LOCAL COMPETITIONS

  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust Calendar winner 2020 with ‘Caddisfly‘.
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust Calendar winner 2019.  ‘Swans at Sundown‘ was chosen as the February entry.
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust Calendar winner 2018. Swallow! was chosen as the July entry and Fishing On The River as the October entry.

DISTINCTIONS

  • QPSA award for success in International Salons from the Photographic Society of America, June 2019.  Gained through 72 acceptances into PSA approved Exhibitions with 24 original photographs.
  • AFIAP award for success in International Salons from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique, May 2019.  Gained through 40 acceptances into FIAP approved Exhibitions across 8 countries and including 15 new images.
  • BPE1 award for success in British Salons from the British Photographic Exhibitions organization, August 2019.  Gained through 25 acceptances in BPE approved Exhibitions in the UK.
  • DPAGB award for photographic merit from the Photographic Allliance of Great Britain, November 2018. The fifteen prints submitted for my DPAGB distinction can be found here.
  • CPAGB award for photographic merit from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain April 2017. The ten prints submitted for my CPAGB distinction can be found here.

LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNION AWARDS

Commended
The Enemy Outside‘ 2020.

NORTHERN COUNTIES PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION AWARDS

Trophies
Bill Grier Trophy for ‘Pink Flamingo’.  Best creative print 2019.
Ken Henderson Trophy for ‘Ophelia‘.  Best human portrait colour print 2019.
Ken Henderson Trophy for ‘Ruby‘. Best human portrait colour print 2018.

Highly Commended
‘Raven Tower’ & ‘Child Bride’ 2019.
‘Red Queen’ 2018.
‘Losing My Mind’ 2016.

Alliance Selection
‘Behind the Veil’, Ribbon & Lace’. ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’, & ‘Ophelia’ 2019.
‘Beneath The Waves’ & ‘Evening Rain’ 2018.
‘The Grass Cutter’ 2017.

Portfolio Selection
‘The Stag’s Head’ & ‘Silent Spectre’ 2018
‘Reflections In Time’ 2016


CAMERA CLUB AWARDS

Annual Advanced PDI winner: Open section, 2019/20 with ‘Disobedient‘.
Annual Advanced PDI winner: Nature section, 2019/20 with ‘Mallard with ducklings‘.
Annual Advanced PDI winner: People/portrait section, 2019/20 with ‘Jade‘.

Lonsdale Trophy 2018/2019. Advanced Print League winner.
Tirril Cup 2018/2019.  Advancec PDI League winner.
Lonsdale Trophy 2017/2018. Advanced Print League winner.
Tirril Cup 2017/2018. Advanced PDI League winner.
Summer Challenge Cup 2016/2017 with ‘Tour of Britain 2016’
River Eden Cup 2016/2017. Intermediate Print League winner.
River Lowther Cup 2016/2017. Intermediate PDI League winner.
Millennium Trophy 2015/2016 with ‘Time Reflected’
Colour Trophy 2015/2016. Club PDI League winner.
Florence Joseph Rosebowl 2015/2016. Club Print League winner.
Blencathra Cup 2015/2016. Club PDI of the year with ‘Daylight Moon’
Ullswater Cup 2015/2016. Club print of the year with ‘Losing My Mind’
Millennium Trophy 2014/2015 with ‘Couch Surfing’
Blencathra cup 2014/2015. Club PDI of the year with ‘Couch Surfing’