AWARDS

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2017

  • WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year
  • WA AIPP Print Handlers Award (Orangutan)
  • AWARDED Gold Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (Orangutan)
  • AWARDED Gold Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (Gracie and the bug)
  • AWARDED 2 x Silver Distinction Awards West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA)
  • AWARDED 2 x Silver Awards West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA)
  • AWARDED Silver Distinction Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPA)
  • AWARDED 2 x Silver Awards Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPA)
  • WINNER PDN FACES Portrait Photography Competition Professional Animal Portrait Category (Reptilian)
  • NOMINEE 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards (Moon Bear)
  • FINALIST Australian Photography Awards Wildlife Category Top 20 Entries (Reptilian)
  • SHORTLISTED Australian Photography Awards Wildlife Category Top 75 Entries (Reptilian)
  • COMMENDED Sydney International Exhibition of Photography Open Colour (Restful)
  • FIAP RIBBON Yorkshire International Salon (Restful)
  • ACCEPTANCE Yorkshire International Salon (The Gift)
  • ACCPETANCE Philharmonia International Salon of Photography Open Colour (The Visitor)
  • ACCEPTANCE Philharmonia International Salon of Photography Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Reflection of the world Open Colour (The Gift)
  • ACCEPTANCE Reflection of the world Open Colour (Reclining)
  • ACCEPTANCE Reflection of the world Open Colour (The Visitor)
  • ACCPETANCE Zena Woman Strakonice Open Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Sydney International Exhibition of Photography Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Sydney International Exhibition of Photography Creative (The Gift)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Neutral Density Photography Awards Fine Art –  Photojournalism (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Neutral Density Photography Awards Nature – Wildlife (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Neutral Density Photography Awards  Nature – Wildlife (Reptilian)
  • IAAP Bronze Medal 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Colour (Gracie and the Bug)
  • FIAP Blue Ribbon 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Colour (One Of These Things)
  • ACCEPTANCE 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Colour (The Gift)
  • ACCEPTANCE 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Mono (Orangutan)
  • SALON MENTION PRIZE 1st International Contest Light and Shadow Open Category (The Bug)
  • ACCEPTANCE 1st International Contest Light and Shadow Monochrome Category (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE 4th International Salon Shadow Serbia Open Colour (Bear Apartment Six)
  • ACCEPTANCE 4th International Salon Shadow Serbia Open Colour (Gracie and the bug)
  • ACCEPTANCE 4th International Salon Shadow Serbia Open Colour (The Gift)
  • ACCEPTANCE 4th International Salon Shadow Serbia Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • IAAP Ribbon Pictoral Hub Creative (The Gift)
  • ACCEPTANCE Pictoral Hub General Colour (Taj Mahal Dogs)
  • ACCEPTANCE Pictoral Hub General Colour (Reclining)
  • ACCEPTANCE Pictoral Hub General Colour (The Visitor)
  • ACCEPTANCE Pictoral Hub General Colour (Owl)
  • ACCEPTANCE Pictoral Hub General Mono (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Shire of Sutherland National Exhibition of Photography Creative Category (The Gift)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards Special : Pets Category (Perfect Imperfection Dogs’ Series)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards Special : Pets Category (For the love of dogs Series)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards Special : Digitally Enhanced (Winged)
  • ACCEPTANCE INFINITY Bosnia and Herzegovina Open Colour Category (Bear Apartment Six) 
  • ACCEPTANCE INFINITY Bosnia and Herzegovina Open Colour Category (The Visitor)
  • ACCEPTANCE INFINITY Bosnia and Herzegovina Open Colour Category (One of these things)
  • ACCEPTANCE INFINITY Bosnia and Herzegovina Monochrome Category (Reptilian)
  • ACCEPTANCE Infinity 2017 Open Colour (Bear Apartment Six)
  • ACCEPTANCE Infinity 2017 Open Colour (The Visitor)
  • ACCEPTANCE Infinity 2017 Open Colour (One of these things)
  • ACCEPTANCE Infinity 2017 Monochrome (Reptilian)
  • FINALIST 2nd Annual Charles Dodgson Black and White Award Portrait (Orangutan)
  • FIAP RIBBON SELECTORS CHOICE South Devon Salon (Cat with Flower)
  • ACCEPTANCE South Devon Salon (Cat with Flower)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION South Devon Salon (Gracie and the Bug)
  • ACCEPTANCE South Devon Salon (Cat with Flower)
  • ACCEPTANCE South Devon Salon (Gracie and the Bug)
  • MERIT – General Collection Portrait Photographers America International Print Competition (Orangutan)
  • MERIT – General Collection Portrait Photographers America International Print Competition (Owl)
  • MERIT – General Collection Portrait Photographers America International Print Competition (The Gift)
  • SECOND PLACE PX3 Public Choice Professional  – Nature & Domestic Animals (Happy Pooch Face Series)
  • SECOND PLACE Moscow Foto Awards  (silver) Nature – Pets (Bird Face)
  • THIRD PLACE Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Pets (Dogs Vs Cake)
  • THIRD PLACE  Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Wildlife (Orphaned Babies)
  • THIRD PLACE  Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Wildlife (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION PX3 Fine Art / Collage Category (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Monovisions Photography Awards Nature and Wildlife Category (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTON Moscow Foto Awards Nature – Pets (Zen Dogs)
  • HONOURABLE MENTON Moscow Foto Awards Underwater category (Blue Clams)
  • 5th PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  (Orangutan) Monochrome category – out of 35 images selected to represent Australia
  • 11th PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  (Orangutan) Monochrome category – against all international entries
  • FIRST PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Australian Team Monochrome Category
  • FINALIST Smithsonian Magazine Photo Awards Altered Images Category (Orangutan)
  • FINALIST One Eyeland Awards Nature / Wildlife Category (Orangutan)
  • SECOND PLACE Magic Lens Awards Nature / Animal (Orangutan)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Joey)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (The Downward Dog)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Bear Apartment Six)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Parrot)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Rainbow)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Zen Dogs)
  • BRONZE MERIT Magic Lens Awards / Animal (Orangutan)
  • NOMINEE Fine Art Photography Awards 3rd Edition Wildlife / Animals (Orangutan)
  • NOMINEE Fine Art Photography Awards 3rd Edition Wildlife / Animals (Bear Apartment Six)
  • NOMINATED Australian of the Year
  • GOLD AWARD WPPI Wedding Portrait Photographers International Pets / Animals Category (Zen Dogs)
  • SILVER AWARD WPPI Wedding Portrait Photographers International Pets / Animals Category (Rainbow)
  • SILVER AWARD WPPI Wedding Portrait Photographers International Pets / Animals Category (Orangutan)
  • Named as one of the Best Dog Photographs In The World by Dogs Today UK Magazine – Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
  • PHOTO OF THE DAY Smithsonian Magazine Photo Awards Editors Choice (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Monochrome Photography Awards Professional Wildlife Category (Orangutan)
  • FEATURED Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 Competition Gallery (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Trierenberg Super Circuit General (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Trierenberg Super Circuit General (Bear Apartment Six)
  • ACCEPTANCE Trierenberg Super Circuit General (Koala Train)
  • ACCEPTANCE PSNZ New Zealand International Salon Open Colour (Owl)
  • ACCEPTANCE PSNZ New Zealand International Salon Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Bristol Salon Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Sydney Harbour Open Colour (Owl)
  • ACCEPTANCE Khayyam 2016 International Exhibition of Photography Open Colour (Rainbow)
  • ACCEPTANCE Khayyam 2016 International Exhibition of Photography Open Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Bristol Salon 2017 Monochrome (Orangutan)

2016

  • WINNER PDN Faces Portrait Competition – Professional Animal Portrait Category (Orphaned Babies Series)
  • WINNER International Professional Pet Photographer of the Year (Lucies), International Photographer of the Year Awards (Bird Face Series)
  • SELECTED for 100 Framed Exhibition Something Personal San Francisco (Orangutan)
  • SELECTED for Top 200 Images Something Personal San Francisco Book (Blue Clams & Bear Apartment Six)
  • SELECTED 2nd Annual Show Your World Digital Exhibition NYC (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards (Lucies) – Professional Special – Pets (Zen Dogs Series)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards (Lucies) – Professional Fine Art – Portrait (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards (Lucies) – Professional Special:Other (Orangutan)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photography Awards (Lucies) – Professional Special:Other (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Tokyo International Photo Awards – Professional Fine Art : Collage (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION Tokyo International Photo Awards – Professional Fine Art : Portrait (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Nowruz 2016 Creative (Bear Apartment Six)
  • ACCEPTANCE Nowruz 2016 Open Colour (Rainbow)
  • ACCEPTANCE Nowruz 2016 Open Colour (Parrot)
  • ACCEPTANCE Nowruz 2016 Monochrome (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Ozone Zone International Open Mono (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE Vigex International Digital Salon – (Bear Apartment Six)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION x 5 International Photographer of the Year Awards  Professional Categories – Special / Other, Pets, Nature / Wildlife, Fine Art / Portrait, Digitally Enhanced
  • FINALIST Belmont Business Awards
  • WINNER 9th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Altered Reality Category – exhibited at Berlin Biennale (Bear Apartment Six)
  • SHORTLISTED Australian Photography Awards – Portrait category (Orangutan)
  • ACCEPTANCE 28th Shire of Sunderland National (SSNEP) – (Bear Apartment Six)
  • NOMINATED Australian of the Year
  • NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category
  • AWARDED Associate status of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)
  • AWARDED 2 x Silver Awards Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards
  • AWARDED 4 x Silver Awards West Australian Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPAS)
  • NAMED Australian of the Day by the team behind the Australian of the Year Awards, March
  • NAMED Terrestrial Photographer of the Year by the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • NAMED as one of the Best Dog Photographers In The World by Dogs Today Magazine, UK – Jan through to Dec
  • PHOTO OF THE MONTH Pawtrait (Zen Dogs)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION PX3 Paris Photography Awards (Happy Pooch Face Series)

2015

  • NAMED in Australia’s Top Portrait Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photographer of the Year Awards – People / Portrait Category (Happy Pooch Face Series)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION International Photographer of the Year Awards – Professional Wildlife category (Wild Antarctica Series)
  • WINNER PDN Faces Portrait Photography Competition – Pets Category (Zen Dogs)
  • NAMED as one of the Best Dog Photographers In The World by Dogs Today Magazine, UK – May through to Dec
  • NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category
  • NOMINATED Australian of the Year
  • AWARDED 4 x Silver Awards Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards
  • AWARDED Silver With Distinction Award Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPAS)
  • AWARDED 2 x Silver Awards West Australian Professional Photography Awards (WAPPAS)
  • NOMINATED Australian of the Year

2014

  • NAMED Australia’s Top 25 Portrait Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition
  • NAMED Australia’s Top 140 Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition
  • NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category
  • NOMINATED Australian of the Year
  • NOMINATED Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 7th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA)
  • NOMINATED Master Professional of the Year in national 7th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA)

2013

  • WINNER Australian Smart Business of the Year – BOMA Smart Business Leadership Awards
  • WINNER Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 6th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA)
  • AWARDED 6 x Bronze Awards International Loupe Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • WINNER Best Magazine Cover in The Maggies – Science, Nature and Technology Category
  • AWARDED 9 x Accolades of Excellence in the Lucie Awards
  • WINNER Centro Smiles Competition Flinders Square – Peoples Choice Award
  • SILVER Award WA Institute of Professional Photography Awards (WAPPA)
  • WINNER Rangefinder Magazine’s International ‘Best Friends’ Photography Competition Wildlife category (Reach Out)
  • WINNER People’s Choice Award, Rangefinder Magazine‘s International ‘Best Friends’ Photography Competition (Cupcake)
  • WINNER The Smart Business Awards by BOMA Women in Business Award
  • FINALIST The Smart Business Awards by BOMA Customer Service Award
  • STATE FINALIST Telstra Womens Business Awards – Private and Corporate category
  • STATE FINALIST Pride of Australia – Envorinment Category

2012

  • AWARDED 10 x Bronze Awards International Loupe Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • FINALIST Australia’s Top 13 portrait photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition
  • STATE FINALIST Telstra Australian Business Awards
  • STATE FINALIST Telstra Australian Business People’s Choice Award
  • FINALIST Australian Excellence Awards as one of the top 3 businesses in Australia
  • WINNER High Achiever Award Australia Day Honours List – Australian Business Excellence Awards
  • WINNER Women in Business Achiever Award – Australian Business Excellence Awards

2011

  • AWARDED 5 x Bronze Awards International Loupe Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • WINNER Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 4th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA)
  • BRONZE AWARD (Cats Eyes) – International Aperture Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD (Lori) – International Aperture Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD (Preen) – International Aperture Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD (Go Fish) – International Aperture Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD (Mail Snail) – International Aperture Awards, Science and Nature Category
  • FINALIST Telstra Business Awards, Peoples Choice Category – voted one of the top 5 businesses in Western Australia

2010

  • FINALIST Houndstooth Studio for Outstanding Innovation, “Pet People Awards”  Dogs Life Magazine
  • NOMINATED Alex Cearns for Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 4th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” 

2009

  • WINNER (Cascade) – Fuji Film Showcase, Cameramagazine, Mar-Apr issue
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED (Baby Butterfly) – York Society Photographic Awards, Open Colour Category
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED (Crabstract) – York Society Photographic Awards, Open Colour Category
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED (Blue Clams) – Fuji Film Showcase,Camera magazine, Jan-Feb issue
  • COMMENDED (Hermie) – February Intrepid Travel Photography Awards
  • FINALIST (Thumbsucker) – Smiles with Centro Photography Awards
  • SELECTED (Blue Clams) – Tri-nations Image Exchange Competition, Australian Photographic Society

2008

  • WINNER (Blue Clams) – Expose Your World Photography Awards, Wildlife Category
  • WINNER (Blue Clams) – York Society Photographic Awards, Open Colour Category, Western Australia
  • RUNNER-UP (Blue Clams) – Expose Your World Photography Awards, Single Shot Overall
  • BRONZE AWARD (Blue Clams) – International Aperture Awards, Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD( Thumbsucker) – International Aperture Awards, Nature Category
  • BRONZE AWARD (Prehistoric) – International Aperture Awards, Nature Category
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED (Blue Clams) – ANZANG Underwater Category.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED (Blue Clams) – Melville City Art Awards, Melville, Western Australia
  • HIGHLY HONOURED (Izzy) – Humane Society USA Photography Competition
  • FINALIST (Izzy) – Smiles with Centro Photography Awards
  • FINALIST (Hermie) – Windland Smith Rice Photography Awards, USA
  • SEMI FINALIST (Blue Clams) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (Hermie) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (Red Crab Green Leaf) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (Joey) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (Roo Grass) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (Fungi) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SEMI FINALIST (One is the Loneliest Number) – Wildlife Photographer of the Year, UK
  • SELECTED (Koala) – China-Australia Image Exchange Competition, Australian Photographic Society

2007

  • WINNER (Contact) – People & Pets Section, DOTARS Photography Competition, Canberra, ACT