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The Admired in Africa Awards Showcases the Best Photographers & Cinematographers on the continent in a Wide Variety of categories.

This year we have introduced more sections outside the Wedding and also have great prizes including overall cash to be won!

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

All Category Winners and Overall Winners will be announced on Thursday 19 Nov 2015 & Fri 20 Nov 2015
@ Photo & Film Expo at The AIA Discussion Area

JUDGES

1_Khali_De_Villiers

Khali De Villiers

Founder and director of The SA School of Weddings

2_Matt_Raven

Matt Raven

Photographer and initiator behind the Photo & Film Expo

3_Jean_Pierre

Jean Pierre Uys

International award winning photographer

4_Eric_Bornman

Eric Bornman

Award winning publisher and editor for Nubian Bride

5_Danielle_Karallis

Danielle Karallis

Photographer & picture editor at Cosmopolitan SA

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CATEGORIES

Wedding & Non-Wedding Day Photography

R15 000
Cash Prize

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Albums Design

R10 000
Pro Albums Voucher

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Cinematography

R6 000
Beats Prize

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People & Portraits

R10 000
Cash Prize

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Wedding Day Photography
and Non-Wedding Day Photography

R15 000
Cash Prize

Couple Together:
Close up or environmental image of the couple together shot on the wedding day. Image can be directed or journalistic.

Bridal Portrait:
The Bride is the main focus in the photograph and can be a close-up portrait or featured environmentally. Images to be taken on the wedding day.

Groom Portrait:
The Groom is the main focus in the photograph and can be a close-up portrait or featured environmentally. Images to be taken on the wedding day.

Wedding Detail:
Macro, styled or environmental image of any details from the wedding day.

Journalistic:
The image cannot be posed or directed by the photographer or assistant. The image should reflect a moment in time that was simply captured but not created on the wedding day.

Groups & Entourage:
The image can be a formal or informal shot of the family, entourage or any groups on the wedding day.

Reception & Party:
Lighting and/or emotion will be the main focus of this image. The image must have been taken during the first dance, speeches or party on the wedding day.

Bridal Couple (Non wedding day):
Any couple image not created on the actual wedding day can be submitted. No model/s couple to be submitted.

Engagement-Shoots:
Close up or environmental image of the couple together on their own. The Image can be directed or journalistic and on location or a studio setting.

Portrait & Couple (Stylised Shoots):
Couple or portrait shot in any environment for a publication or portfolio. Model/s can be used in this shot.

Album Design

R10 000
Pro Albums Print Voucher

Best wedding design:
We are looking for the best designed wedding album. The focus will be on both the design as well as the way the wedding story is told by way of your images and layout.

Cinematography

R6 000
Beats Prize

Best Short Alternative (Wedding film):
Short wedding highlight film with a different take on the editing or filming technique to create an alternative look to the traditional wedding video.

Best Fashion or Glamour (Wedding film):
Short wedding highlight film with the emphasise on glamourising the couple and event by way of the edit or filming technique.

Best Documentary (Wedding film):
Short wedding highlight film shot and edited in documentary style. The film need to tell a story of the couple and the wedding day.

People (Open Category):
Short highlight film less than 10 minutes focusing on people and their environment. Open to any interpretation.

People & Portraits Photography

R10 000
Cash Prize

Maternity Mom:
Mom to be is the main focus in the photograph and can be close-up portrait or featured environmentally.

Newborn:
Discreet image of Newborn(s) no older than 2 months of age. Photo may be posed or journalistic. Composites are allowed as well as manipulated images.

Toddler & Kids:
Images with kids as the main focus. Other people can be included in the image. The image can be directed or journalistic

Family:
Stylised or environmental image of a family. The family can consist of any amount of people.

Boudoir:
Discreet portrait of a female, in lingerie or suggestive nude pose. Has to be tasteful and respectful.

Announcing the Winners:

All Category Winners and Overall Winners will be announced on Thursday 19 Nov 2015 & Fri 20 Nov 2015 @ Photo & Film Expo at The AIA Discussion Area.

The winner of Each category will be decided as follow:

  • Wedding and Non wedding – The top 5 image scores from each contestant will be counted for a final score. We will only count the two highest non-wedding day scores as the emphasise is to award the best wedding photographer.
  • Album Design – Top rated album selected by the judges.
  • Cinematography – The top 2 short film scores from each contestant will be counted for a final score.
  • People and Portraits – The top 3 image scores from each contestant will be counted for a final score to decide the winner.

Each of the sub category winners 2nd and third prizes up will receive a certificate and a medal with.

 

Rules:

Images needed to be submitted in Hi-Res (Print JPEG’s) Min Size 3mb – Max Size 32mb.

Contestant may need to provide the RAW / Unedited Image if requested. Only images taken from 1 Jan 2014 – 31 October 2015 will be allowed for 2014/2015 awards.

You may enter as many images/films/albums as you want in the competition, but you can’t enter the same item into two different categories.

Images entered in the Wedding category must be made on the day that the ceremony was performed. Exif data of winning entries will be checked.

All other wedding images not created on the wedding day will need to be entered in the non wedding day category.

The photographer or cinematographer must have been officially commissioned by the subjects to record their event. Second shooters who have been contracted by the main photographer/cinematographer may enter their work with written consent of the commissioned photographer/cinematographer.

A second shooter may not enter an image where the main photographer directed or posed the subjects.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry.

By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted entry is an original work created solely by the entrant. The entry does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph/film/album.

The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.

Entries into the Wedding and Portrait divisions must have been created from one single capture (with the exception of multiple exposures of the same subject matter to achieve HDR, for example, in the Wedding and Portrait divisions).

Texture screens are allowed on images.

Non-photographic filters and actions produced by third parties that enhance characteristics of an image but do not add elements to an image are permitted in all divisions except the Photojournalism division. Non-photographic graphic elements like text, patterns, frames and motifs are only allowed in the album category.