Congratulations to Ilan Wittenberg on winning a Gold at the 2019 NZIPP Iris Awards! “It was an honour and privilege to be a judge at this prestigious event”, says Ilan. All prints are judged in an open forum over a three-day period, the best of which are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards. The judging sessions are open to the public in order to educate, inspire and inform.
“This is a tedious task” says Wittenberg, “I am part of a five people in the judging panel and we aim to score the prints accurately. It’s a team effort to give constructive feedback to every photographer who may be sitting at the back or watching online”
The Iris Awards is New Zealand’s only professional photography competition. The aim of these print awards is to recognise the best in contemporary photography from New Zealand and overseas. The awards showcase cutting-edge imagery and top, creative photographic talent. They celebrate the excellence, providing a platform for recognition within the industry and the wider public. The event also raises the profile of photography throughout New Zealand. It provides an excellent opportunity for photographers to gain widespread exposure for the fruits of their creative efforts. The Iris Awards are open to all photographers in New Zealand and to members of approved overseas professional photography organisations by entering up to 10 prints across a range of categories.
Click here to see Ilan’s award winning prints!

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