AWARDS

Alex’s deep, long term commitment to philanthropy and her advocacy for animal rescue and wildlife conservation were distinguished with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List 2019 from the Council for the Order of Australia for her service to the community through charitable organisations. She has also been named as the Best Canine Photographer / Artist in Australia twice, the WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year twice, and the Best Australian Pet Photography Business.

Highlights include:

AWARDED Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the community through charity 2019

NAMED Best Australian Pet Photography Business – Pet Products & Services Awards 2020

NAMED Best Animal Photographer in Western Australia APAC Insider Australian Enterprise Awards 2019

NAMED Australian Arts and Culture Small Business of the Year APAC Insider Australian Enterprise Awards 2019

NAMED WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year 2019 & 2017

NAMED Australian of the Day by the team behind the Australian of the Year Awards, March 2016

NAMED Terrestrial Photographer of the Year by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) 2016

WINNER PDN Faces Photography Contest Professional Animal Category (Lord of Cats) 2018

WINNER Best Friends Animal Photography Contest – Personal Work (Cat Face Series) 2018

WINNER PDN FACES Portrait Photography Competition Professional Animal Portrait Category (Reptilian) 2017

WINNER PDN Faces Portrait Competition – Professional Animal Portrait Category (Orphaned Babies Series) 2016

WINNER International Professional Pet Photographer of the Year (Lucies), International Photographer of the Year Awards (Bird Face Series) 2016

WINNER 9th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Altered Reality Category – exhibited at Berlin Biennale (Bear Apartment Six) 2016

WINNER PDN Faces Portrait Photography Competition – Pets Category (Zen Dogs) 2015

WINNER Australian Smart Business of the Year – BOMA Smart Business Leadership Awards 2013

WINNER Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 6th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA) 2013 & 2011

WINNER Best Magazine Cover in The Maggies – Science, Nature and Technology Category 2013

WINNER Centro Smiles Competition Flinders Square – Peoples Choice Award 2013

WINNER Rangefinder Magazine’s International ‘Best Friends’ Photography Competition Wildlife category (Reach Out) 2013

WINNER People’s Choice Award, Rangefinder Magazine‘s International ‘Best Friends’ Photography Competition (Cupcake) 2013

WINNER The Smart Business Awards by BOMA Women in Business Award 2013

WINNER High Achiever Award Australia Day Honours List – Australian Business Excellence Awards 2012

WINNER Women in Business Achiever Award – Australian Business Excellence Awards 2012

WINNER (Cascade) – Fuji Film Showcase, Camera magazine, Mar-Apr issue 2010

WINNER (Blue Clams) – Expose Your World Photography Awards, Wildlife Category 2008

WINNER (Blue Clams) – York Society Photographic Awards, Open Colour Category, Western Australia 2008

WINNER (Contact) – People & Pets Section, DOTARS Photography Competition, Canberra, ACT 2007

AWARDED Gold Award Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2018

AWARDED Gold Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (God of Cats) 2018

AWARDED Silver Distinction Award Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2018

AWARDED Silver Distinction Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (One of these things) 2018

AWARDED Silver Distinction Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (Australiana) 2018

AWARDED Silver with Distinction IRIS New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards (NZIPP) 2018

AWARDED WA AIPP Print Handlers Award (Orangutan) 2017

AWARDED Gold Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (Orangutan) 2017

AWARDED Gold Award West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) (Gracie and the bug) 2017

AWARDED 2 x Silver Distinction Awards West Australian Epson Professional Photography Awards (WAEPPA) 2017

AWARDED Silver Distinction Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPA) 2017

AWARDED Silver Distinction IRIS New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards (NZIPP) 2017

AWARDED Silver With Distinction Award Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards (APPAS) 2015

AWARDED 2 x Silver Awards West Australian Professional Photography Awards (WAPPAS) 2015

NAMED as Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) 2019

NAMED as Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) 2018

NAMED as Associate of Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 2018

INCLUDED in Best Dog Photographs In The World by Dogs Today UK Magazine for 48 consecutive months – Jan through to Dec 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

NAMED as Associate of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) 2016

NAMED in Australia’s Top Portrait Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition 2015

NAMED Australia’s Top 25 Portrait Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition 2014

NAMED Australia’s Top 140 Photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition 2014

GOLD MEDAL – FIAP Presidents Award for best participant in salon 11th Image Contest Wageningen  Open Colour (The Visitor) 2018

GOLD AWARD WPPI Wedding Portrait Photographers International Pets / Animals Category (Zen Dogs) 2017

FINALIST AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

FINALIST WA AIPP Pet / Animal Professional Photographer of the Year 2018

FINALIST 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Landscapes & Seascapes Category (Blue Clams) 2018

FINALIST 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Portrait Category (Gracie and the Bug) 2018

FINALIST One Eyeland Awards Special – Pets Category (Gracie and the Bug) 2018

FINALIST One Eyeland Awards Special – Pets Category (Reptilian) 2018

FINALIST Australian Photography Awards Wildlife Category Top 20 Entries (Reptilian) 2017

FINALIST 2nd Annual Charles Dodgson Black and White Award Portrait (Orangutan) 2017

FINALIST Smithsonian Magazine Photo Awards Altered Images Category (Orangutan) 2017

FINALIST One Eyeland Awards Nature / Wildlife Category (Orangutan) 2017

FINALIST Belmont Business Awards 2016

FINALIST The Smart Business Awards by BOMA Customer Service Award 2013

STATE FINALIST Telstra Womens Business Awards – Private and Corporate category 2013

STATE FINALIST Pride of Australia – Envorinment Category 2013

FINALIST Australia’s Top 13 portrait photographers in Capture Magazine’s ‘The Annual’ edition 2012

STATE FINALIST Telstra Australian Business Awards 2012

STATE FINALIST Telstra Australian Business People’s Choice Award 2012

FINALIST Australian Excellence Awards as one of the top 3 businesses in Australia 2012

FINALIST Telstra Business Awards, Peoples Choice Category – voted one of the top 5 businesses in Western Australia 2011

FINALIST Houndstooth Studio for Outstanding Innovation, “Pet People Awards” Dogs Life Magazine 2010

FINALIST Smiles with Centro Photography Awards (Izzy)2008

FINALIST Windland Smith Rice Photography Awards (Hermie) 2008

FIRST PLACE American Photographic Artists Pet Category (Lord of Cats) 2018

FIRST PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Australian Team Monochrome Category 2017

SECOND PLACE Moscow Foto Awards Nature – Pets (Bird Face) 2017

SECOND PLACE PX3 Public Choice Professional  – Nature & Domestic Animals (Happy Pooch Face Series) 2017

SECOND PLACE Magic Lens Awards Nature / Animal (Orangutan) 2017

THIRD PLACE Magic Lens Awards Nature / Animal (Gracie and the Bug) 2018

THIRD PLACE Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Pets (Dogs Vs Cake) 2017

THIRD PLACE  Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Wildlife (Orphaned Babies) 2017

THIRD PLACE  Moscow Foto Awards (bronze) Nature – Wildlife (Orangutan) 2017

FOURTH PLACE Australian Photography Awards Wildlife Category (Lord of Cats) 2018

FIFTH PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  (Orangutan) Monochrome category – out of 35 images selected to represent Australia 2017

ELEVENTH PLACE APS FOUR NATIONS Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  (Orangutan) Monochrome category – against all international entries 2017

SELECTED for 100 Framed Exhibition Something Personal San Francisco (Orangutan) 2016

SELECTED for Top 200 Images Something Personal San Francisco Book (Blue Clams & Bear Apartment Six) 2016

SELECTED 2nd Annual Show Your World Digital Exhibition NYC (Bear Apartment Six) 2016

SELECTED (Blue Clams) – Tri-nations Image Exchange Competition, Australian Photographic Society 2010

SELECTED (Koala) – China-Australia Image Exchange Competition, Australian Photographic Society 2008

RUNNER-UP (Blue Clams) – Expose Your World Photography Awards, Single Shot Overall 2008

NOMINATED Australian of the Year 2016

NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category 2016

NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category 2015

NOMINATED Australian of the Year 2015

NOMINATED Pride of Australia – Environment Category 2014

NOMINATED Australian of the Year 2014

NOMINATED Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 7th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA) 2014

NOMINATED Master Professional of the Year in national 7th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” (DOCA) 2014

NOMINATED Alex Cearns for Best Canine Photographer/Artist in national 4th annual “Dog Owners Choice Awards” 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY Smithsonian Magazine Photo Awards Editors Choice (Orangutan) 2017

IAPP Medal S-Kadar International Contest of Art Photography Open Colour (The Visitor) 2018

IAAP Bronze Medal 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Colour (Gracie and the Bug) 2017

IAAP Ribbon Pictoral Hub Creative (The Gift) 2017

WA Photographic Judges Association Excellence in Judging Award 2019

TOP 50 images Proify Awards Wildlife Category (Orangutan) 2017

FIAP RIBBON Yorkshire International Salon (Restful) 2017

FIAP Blue Ribbon 124th Toronto International Salon Of Photography Pictoral Open Colour (One Of These Things) 2017

FIAP RIBBON SELECTORS CHOICE South Devon Salon (Cat with Flower) 2017

SALON MENTION PRIZE 1st International Contest Light and Shadow Open Category (The Bug) 2017