Tom Hall Photography Awards

If you’d asked me up until the start of 2011 what I thought about photography awards I would’ve told you it wasn’t my thing.

I’d always been content with my work, and right up until that first year of winning, I didn’t feel the need to be recognised. To be honest, I still don’t know why I went ahead and entered my first comp, but for whatever reason, I’m glad I did. It’s had such a positive effect on my career.

Apart from overwhelming gratitude, the biggest payoff from that first award was that my clients were instantly receptive to my creative ideas. This was the point my career changed direction and everything took off.

The more awards I won, the more my clients would throw themselves into a shoot. It feel great to be able to suggest an idea and have others jump on board, eagerly. So of course I’ve been playing the awards game ever since.

The affect awards have had on the dynamics of my shoots has been undeniable. I feel so honoured that I’ve won these awards, but more importantly, relieved that they’ve afforded me so much creative freedom!

At the moment I’m working towards my AIPP “Master of Photography” title. I have one (1) more national award (APPA) to win before that becomes a reality.

The APPA’s are the AIPP national awards event where points are accumulated from each win. Those points add up until enough are earned to be deemed worthy of Honours. So far I’ve been blessed with an Associate Honours with the AIPP, but I’ve seriously got my sights on that Master title.

I should mention that even though I’ve entered other genres of photography into various awards, I’ve only ever entered Wedding Images into the APPAs. The reason for this is if I should be named Master Photographer I want to know that every point that went towards that title was won with a wedding image. That way I can truly call myself a “Master Wedding Photographer”

I hope you’ll choose me to photograph your wedding. Who knows, perhaps your wedding will help make my dream of becoming “Master” a reality?

Thanks for checking out my awards page!

Tom Hall APP M.Photog AWPPI

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Tom Hall Photography Awards

2017

Highest Scoring Print – APPA 2017 – Wedding Category 

Awarded AIPP Master Photographer Honours (M.Photog)

Gold with Distinction AIPP National Awards – APPA 2017 – Wedding Category (Highest Scoring Print)

2 x Silver AIPP National Awards – APPA 2017 – Wedding Category 

Wedbiz – Creative Talent Award – Australia – 2017

Wedbiz – Outstanding Service Award – Australia – 2017

2016

International Awards

Awarded WPPI International Associate Honours – Wedding Photography Awards Category

2 Silver Distinction awards 2016 WPPI – International Wedding Photography Awards.

8 Silver awards 2016 WPPI – International Wedding Photography Awards.

WedBiz Peer Awards – Outstanding Service – 2016

WedBiz Peer Awards – Creative Talent – 2016

National Awards

Silver Distinction award 2016 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Silver award 2016 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

State Awards

2 Silver awards 2016 AIPP Queensland Awards 2015 (QPPA) – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

1 Silver award 2015 AIPP Queensland Awards 2015 (QPPA) – Portrait Photography Awards Category.

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2015

International Awards

2nd Most Popular Wedding Photographer Worldwide – WIEA 2015

National Awards

Silver Distinction award 2015 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Silver award 2015 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Most Popular Wedding Photographer in Australia – WIEA 2015

State Awards

Most Popular Wedding Photographer in Queensland – WIEA 2015

2 Silver awards 2015 AIPP Queensland Awards 2015 (QPPA) – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

2 Silver awards 2015 AIPP Queensland Awards 2015 (QPPA)– Portrait Photography Awards Category.

3 Silver awards 2015 AIPP Queensland Awards 2015 (QPPA)– Illustrative Photography Awards Category.

City Awards

Most Popular Wedding Photographer in Brisbane – WIEA 2015

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2014

International Awards

9 Bronze Awards – Loupe International Awards 2014 – Wedding Category.

2 Bronze Awards – Loupe International Awards 2014 – Portrait and People Category.

2 Bronze Awards – Loupe International Awards 2014 – Landscape Category.

National Awards

Silver Distinction award 2014 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Top 3 Most Popular Wedding Photographer in Australia – WIEA 2014.

State Awards

Most Popular Photographer in Queensland – WIEA 2014.

City Awards

Most Popular Wedding Photographer in Brisbane – WIEA 2014.

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2013

National Awards

Australian Professional Photography Awards Top 3 – APPA Wedding Category 2013.

AIPP Associate Honours 2013.

Gold award 2013 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Silver Distinction award 2013 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

2 Silver awards 2013 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

State Awards

Silver Distinction award 2013 AIPP Queensland Awards (QPPA)- Wedding Photography Awards Category.

Silver award 2013 AIPP Queensland Awards (QPPA) – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

2 Silver awards 2013 AIPP Queensland Awards (QPPA) – Portrait Photography Awards Category.

Silver award 2013 AIPP Queensland Awards (QPPA) – Illustrative Photography Awards Category.

International Awards

5 Bronze awards – International Loupe Awards 2013 – Wedding Category.

1 Silver award – International Loupe Awards 2013 – Wedding Category.

1 Bronze award – International Loupe Awards 2013 – Illustrative Category.

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2012

National Awards

4 Silver awards 2012 AIPP National Awards – Wedding Photography Awards Category.

State Awards

Silver award 2012 AIPP State Award (QPPA) – Portrait Photography Awards Category.

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2011

International Awards

Global People and Travel Photographer of the Year 2011 – Global Photo Awards