Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Northern Ireland's top photographers honoured at PPANI awards

Avant Garde Winner - Maria Campbell
Avant Garde Winner - Maria Campbell
Picture by Paul McCambridge

The work of Northern Ireland's top photographers has been recognised at the Professional Photograpers Association of Northern Ireland Awards.

The ceremony was held at The Galgorm Manor Hotel, Ballymena.

The Awards are the most prestigious in Northern Ireland; the Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland celebrates and identifies individuals that have achieved outstanding success through their superb images and gives every qualified member the opportunity to compete against other members for the title of PPANI Photographer of the Year.

The awards give professional photographers the opportunity to benchmark their work and development against a recognized framework. Winning an award also demonstrates commitment to continual personal development and provides great PR opportunities.

The Awards are open to fully qualified members of the Association. There were 8 different sections to cover all types of professional photography and this year we reintroduce the Licentiate Award which honored one of our new members work.

The Category Winners.

PPANI Photographer of the year....Ciaran O’Neill.

PPANI Wedding photographer of the year...Maria Campbell.

PPANI Portrait photographer of the year...Marie Allen.

PPANI Fashion photographer of the year...Ciaran O,Neill.

PPANI Pictorial photographer of the year...Marie Allen.

PPANI Licentiate photographer of the year...John O’Neill

PPANI Classical photographer of the year...Marie Campbell.

PPANI Contemporary Wedding Photographer of the year... Marie Campbell.

PPANI Storybook Wedding Photographer of the year...Martin Campbell.

PPANI Open Portrait Photographer of the year...Ciaran O’Neill.

PPANI Family Portrait Photographer of the year...Simon O’Neill

PPANI Under 5 Portrait Photographer of the year...Marie Allen.

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