Overall 2015 Winner and 2015 Revealing Nature Category Winner: KATH SALIER        
THE 2015 WINNERS AND TOP 50 CATEGORY PLACINGS


Congratulations to Kath Salier, the winner of our 2015 Better Photography Magazine ‘Photograph of the Year’ award. Kath’s photograph of snow and ice looks like an aerial, but isn’t, intriguing and delighting the judges so much that they awarded her first prize and a cash purse of AUS $5000!
    Kath is also the Revealing Nature category winner, and as such, she and the other five category winners will take home a sponsor pack comprising a Datacolor Spyder5Express, a Canson Infinity paper pack, a Momento Photobook to the value of $150 and a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium tablet and stylus. Thanks to our great sponsors for supporting our competition.
    And thanks also to our esteemed judges David Oliver and Tony Hewitt, AIPP Grand Masters of Photography, who joined me to make the deliberations.
    This year there were around 1518 entries and the majority of entries earned a Bronze Award or higher. A Bronze Award is given where the judges can see some elements of photographic skill and imagination and want to acknowledge what the entrant has submitted. And given our competition is entered by passionate photographers, it’s gratifying to have such a high overall standard. And we hope the short judge comment will be of use in your future endeavours.
    However, if you’re wanting to challenge yourself, the award to aim for is a Silver. Earn a Silver Award in this competition and you have achieved a level that has a very good chance of scoring Silver in a professional competition as well. And if you earned a Gold? Congratulations! You’ve really impressed the judges and they’d like to have a photo like that in their own portfolio.

To view the top 50 entries in each category, scroll down to the category links and enjoy!

– Peter Eastway



2015 EMOTIVE PORTRAIT WINNER
IAN ENGLISH
2015 CREATIVE FLAIR WINNER
HELEN MCLEOD
2015 REVEALING NATURE WINNER
KATH SALIER
2015 INCREDIBLE SPORT WINNER
SHOAYB KHATTAB
2015 EXOTIC TRAVEL WINNER
VICTORIA MCDONALD
2015 CLASSIC LANDSCAPES WINNER
LUKE TSCHARKE