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APPA

2015 Australian Professional Photography Awards

Congratulations to Joshua Holko who just wrapped up with 2014 Australian Professional Photography Awards with four entries on Somerset Museum Rag and all scored coveted Silver with Distinction Awards.

Widely regarded by many as the toughest photographic competition in the world today, APPA remains one of the few world wide competitions where the finished ‘print’ is judged (in the vast majority of categories) by a panel of professional photographers who are each considered experts in their chosen specialities. 

Joshua Holko chose to enter the Science, Wildlife and Wild Place category because this category has very rigid rules on image manipulation that are consistent with his own ethics for minimalist post production techniques.

Not only did Joshua Holko enter the APPA awards, but he also participated as a judge for the first time. You can watch the judging of his photographs here

Congratulations to Karen Dobia as well who took this ‘homage to Polar explorers’ photograph of me earlier this year. The photograph scored a highly coveted Gold Award in the Illustrative category. We are proud to say this was also printed on Somerset Museum Rag. 

 

Science, Environment, Nature Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to our Moab Master, Joshua Holko, on winning the 2014 AIPP Canon Professional Science, Environment and Nature Photographer of the Year! At state level Holko's images scored 2 Gold Awards and 2 Gold with Distinctions. He was ecstatic to receive a Silver Award, a Silver with Distinction and two Gold Awards for his four entries this year at APPA. All four entries were printed on his favourite fine art paper - Moab Somerset Museum Rag

Watch the judging of the three highest scoring prints here!

 

Joshua Holko wins big at the APPA

 

We're taking the opportunity to repost Moab Master, Joshua Holko's blog describing his four Australian Professional Photography Awards

"Once  a year the annual APPA Australian Professional Photography Awards are held in Australia. This year they were conveniently held in my home state of Victoria. The event is sponsored by Canon Australia and is run by the AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Widely regarded by many as the toughest photographic competition in the world today APPA remains one of the few world wide competitions where the finished ‘print’ is judged (in the vast majority of categories) by a panel of professional photographers who are each considered experts in their chosen specialities. 

...This year I was thrilled to receive two Silver with Distinction awards and two Silver Awards for two photographs from Antarctica and two from Iceland respectively. Each of these prints was printed on my personal favourite paper – Moab Somerset Museum Rag"

Click here for the full blog post and images