Saturday, 14 April 2018

Travel Photographer Society Awards 2018 Announced

Photo © Raed Ammari - Courtesy Travel Photographer Society - All Rights Reserved
The TPS Photo Awards 2018 were recently announced by its founder, Ahsan Qureshi, and the overall winning image is a macro photograph (above) by Raed Ammari. The winning submissions for all the categories were exceedingly difficult to judge due to their quality, as well as for their stylistic diversity. In 2018, there were participants from 92 countries with 2560 entries. 

I was one of the 15 judges; chosen amongst well established photographers in different fields of specialization. This attribute led to there being no ties in any single category; an unusual result for any imaging competition.

It was a singularly tough competition to judge; not only for the sheer number and quality of the submissions, but also because of the number of categories: Street, People, Landscape, Wildlife, Black & White, Architecture, Sports, Fashion, Weddings and Stories.

My favorite category is People, and while I relished scrutinizing each and every submission in that particular category, I was quite partial to the submission by photographer David Nam Lip Lee that earned it a berth amongst its winners.


Photo © David Nam Lip Lee - Courtesy Travel Photographer Society - All Rights Reserved
The Travel Photographer Society has uploaded the Best 60 Entries here.

It also announced, that on April 26th 2018, an award ceremony for winners of the international photo contest will be held to present the winners their awards. 

There will be an exhibition to showcase the Best 60 travel photographs. The event on April 26 will by invitation only, and will be followed by an open to the public event from April 27-29, 2018 at White Box, Publika (Kuala Lumpur).

The full address is: A A4-2-7, Solaris Dutamas, PUBLIKA, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.