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20th November 2017 GMT

The Societies' Photographer of the Year 2013

2013 Award Winning Images


2013 has been another incredible year for The Societies’ Monthly Image Competition with 13,877 entered throughout the year. The 20x16 Print Competition held during this years Convention has seen a vast increase in entries and we would like to thank all the entrants to both the competitions.


Each of the categories from our Monthly Image Competition has nominees which have been chosen from the Gold Award winning images from 2013. Again we have produced The Societies’ Collection Book with these images in. To give you an insight in to each image, we decided to ask the nominees for a few words about their image.


We at The Societies' Head Office would like to thank the judges who gave their time and expertise to help judge throughout the year. Without this group of the industries elite photographers the competition simply would not happen, their dedication is much appreciated. So we, The Societies, would like to thank Trevor & Faye Yerbury, Steve Allen, Damian McGillicuddy, Dennis Orchard, Tom Lee, Barrie and Bev Downie, Richard P Walton, Mike McNamee, Michael Turner, Gordon McGowan, Marko Dukta, and Aled Oldfield. We would also like to thank Eizo for allowing us the use of a monitor for the final judging.


Photographer of the Year 2013 Results


AwardsThe Societies' Photographer of the Year 2013

The Societies' 2nd Place Photographer of the Year 2013

Advertising and Commercial



Boudoir and Beauty


Digital Art




Macro and Close-up





Open Avant Garde

Pet Portraiture

Pictorial and Fine Art

Portraiture Avant Garde

Portraiture Environmental

Portraiture Studio

Pre and Post Wedding


The Mario Acerboni 4-in-1

Wedding Avant Garde

Wedding Photojournalistic

Wedding Traditional



Special Awards

Highest Gold Award

David Routledge Memorial Award 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

Grand Master Bars Awards
Successful Fellowship Applicants


20x16" Competition Results


The 20x16" Print Competition was judged live at The Societies' 2014 Convention and we would like to thank our judges for their great advice to the delegates watching.


20x16" Overall

20x16" Wedding

20x16" Open

20x16" Portrait

20x16" The Natural World

20x16" Nouveau


Forum Competitions

Members Choice Wedding Photographer of the Year

Members Choice General Photographer of the Year

Photo Quote: A person is quite different from a tree or rock or stream. By introducing the nude into my pictures, I started perceiving all the things I was photographing in new ways. In contrast or opposition to each other, things became much more significant and interesting, revealing many more qualities than I had ever dreamed of knowing and expressing. By using the nude, I stopped thinking in terms of objects. I was seeing things, instead, as dynamic events, unique in their own beings yet also related and existing together within a universal context of energy and change. - Wynn Bullock

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