Just sharing some photography competition results from this years Epson International Pano Awards 2022.
Every year I enter this competition which is one of the premier photography competitions in the world. Only panoramic images are allowed and as a minimum must be twice as long as they are wide.
The photos entered are always top class, especially in the top 50 in each category which are awarded each year. General awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold) are awarded also for photos reaching a certain scoring level. A gold award must certainly reach out to the judges and be a unique sort of photo. I have come very close on a couple of occasions just missing out by a couple of points, including one this year. I will put the scoring levels below, scoring is out of 100 points.
Gold - 86 or more (Top 2%)
Silver - 80-85 (next 10%)
Bronze - 70-79 (next 33%) I rate this level similiar to the AIPP scoring level of professional standard.
There are always a high number of entries for both the Amateur and Open categories. I cannot enter the Amateur category anymore as my income from photography is above a certain level. The standard of photography in the both categories is just outstanding but the Open category is next level.
Here's a link to the winning galleries from this year. Go and have a look and prepare to be amazed!!
The main reason I enter awards is to challenge myself photographically and also for personal development and to improve. It's very subjective and my results are never what I expect. I'm always interested in what the judges like and this is the same for my social media feeds, it's nice to see what photos catch people's eyes and really engage with them. If anyone has any questions about entering awards feel free to reach out and send me an EMAIL. Always happy to help with your entries.
Here's a small gallery below of a few of my awarded images from this year, only 1x Silver this year, but the majority of my entries (another 9/11) achieved a Bronze level award which I regard as professional standard. I'm pretty happy with this.
I'm also waiting on two other competition results at the moment so am excited for when their results are released.
Bring on the Epson International Pano Awards 2023 !