I entered the NSW AIPP awards for the first time this year, and just got the results back.
Totally stoked that I received a Silver award for my landscape image ‘Ascension.
Was a very interesting experience preparing the images for the awards and going through a different thought process to get them ready. Making sure that there is a point of interest (a clearly defined one and not just a pretty picture), checking print quality, colours, sharpness, composition, story etc. These are things that go through my mind with all the images I take but when going through my favorite images to pick the ones to enter in an award there is so much more emphasis put onto each component it completly changes what you think will do well, and of course it depends on the judges.
It was a great experience and I will definitely be entering next year.