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Master Photographers Association Award Winners Announced at the MPA Awards Ceremony, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, Leicestershire, G.B. 7th October 2018.
Paul of Paul Hindmarsh Photography, Cardiff-based family and portrait photographer claims six of the highly coveted Merit Images in the Portrait Category in the MPA Master Photography Awards 2018, celebrating the Masters of Photography. The annual Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talents in a glittering awards ceremony last night. So high was the standard of entrants this year a record number of merit winners were selected for the wall of fame, 16 stunning displays printed by MPA sponsors, The Print Foundry.
Merit winners were invited to the awards ceremony where finalists and winners from around the globe were announced. Over 2000 entries from working professionals kicked off the first round of digital judging, with a second round of images being scrutinized in the printed submission round. A panel of leading industry judges carried out the mammoth task of judging at the Darlington headquarters. Some of the biggest names in the photographic industry attended, and The Photography Show, Fujifilm, Epson and Google Digital Garage were amongst the list of sponsors presenting these prestigious awards.
Ray Lowe, CEO of the MPA comments:
"The standard of photography we have seen this year is without a doubt world class. It is always exciting to see new faces coming through and rewarding to see such great talent entering our awards. With entrants both UK and worldwide, our winners really are the pinnacle of creative excellence. The Association has sat as the premier photographic association since 1952 and this year marked the 34th Awards ceremony. It is an absolute honour to showcase imagery of such high standard and we are extremely proud to represent some of the greatest professional image makers globally.”
**ENDS** Editor's notes: This press release was written by the MPA. Release Date: 00:00 Hrs 7th October 2018




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