I'm pleased to announce that I have won the SWPP Highly Commended Award twice this month, in 2 different catagories. A Highly Commended Award sits just below a Gold Award in the judging and so it is still a great achievement.
For the Landscape catagory, the Highly Commended Award was for the image above, taken at Ballycopeland Windmill about a month ago. It really is an honour to be judged at this level by professional imagemakers who know the craft so well and while they are not Gold Awards, they represent a continued development in my work.
This image won a Highly Commended Award in the Monochrome catagory, one of the busiest and most difficult catagories where there were some 89 entries.
It is very pleasing to see my work continue to improve and gain recognition. Highly Commended Awards can sometimes be reassessed and moved up to a Gold Award so please cross your fingers for me!! :)