Entering Awards is a challenging and fulfilling experience for any creative professional and is one that is highly respected among professional photographers both in Australian competition and internationally. It is an amazing opportunity to grow and improve continually on both a personal and professional level. Just to qualify for Awards at this level is an honour and privilege, and to receive an award is the achievement every entrant aims highly for. Naomi began entering professional awards as an AIPP Accredited photographer in 2017 and her award-winning images can be viewed below. Roll over each image for award details.

Naomi's Awards

2018 RISE Awards: Finalist in two categories (Family and Maternity)

• 6x Silver Awards
• 4x Bronze Awards

2018 Australasian Top Emerging Photographer of the Year: Highly Commended

2018 New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) Awards:

• 1x Gold Award
• 1x Silver Distinction Award
• 2x Bronze Awards

2018 Head On Photo Festival: Semi Finalist

2018 WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Print Awards, Las Vegas:

3rd Place Groups/Families Category
• 1x Silver Distinction Award     

2017 AIPP NSW Epson State Awards: 

• 2017 AIPP NSW Family Photographer of the Year
• 1x Silver Distinction Award
• 3x Silver Awards

2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA)

• 1x Silver Distinction Award
• 3x Silver Awards

About the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Awards

There are two different award level events in Australia run by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) each year. At state level: the State Awards are run in each State of Australia and at national level, the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA). APPA was introduced in 1976 and is and is Australia’s foremost professional photography event. Photographers from all over Australia compete for a number of categories and for the coveted title of 'Professional Photographer of the Year'. Firstly professional photographers need to qualify for APPA by entering the State Awards and achieving two Silver Awards. Seeded entrants may enter APPA without State qualification but must hold an APPA Honour of Associate or higher, attained by points accumulated at APPA. 

Images are scored from 50-100. Images scoring between 70-79 are considered to be in a level of Professional Practice. 80-84 is a Silver Award, 85-89 is a Silver with Distinction, 90-94 is a Gold Award and 95-100 is a Gold with Distinction. Scores of 80 and above are considered to exceed Professional Practice and are what every entrant hopes to achieve. To contest a category, entrants must submit four images in a single category.