iPhotography Competitions Winners 2017

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A few months back iPhotography launched its annual photography competitions to celebrate students’ development, achievements, commitment and outstanding work throughout 2017.


These competitions included: Photographer of the Year, Outstanding Contribution, Most Popular #IOTY, (image of the year), 12 days of Christmas competitions and Tutors Choice.


Thank you to all those of you who entered, took part in the competitions and registered your votes in the polls.

We were overwhelmed with the responses, comments and standard of students images uploaded to the gallery throughout 2017. You have obviously all been very busy putting your new found photography skills into practice; it is fantastic to witness you developing your own unique styles and expanding your individual creativity.

Announcing Our 2017 Competitions Winners…

This year’s winners were shortlisted by our team of iPhotography tutors and by students and members voting in the online competitions poll. We hope you will all join us in congratulating the winners on their success and progress throughout 2017.

Photographer of the Year 2017: Congratulations Barry Tetchner (UK)


To be shortlisted and selected for iPhotography Photographer of the Year, students needed to demonstrate a unique and individual style (that stood out as recognisable within the gallery).


You voted in your thousands for the name that you wanted to be crowned as Photographer of the Year and we are proud to announce that this year’s winner is Barry Tetchner!

A name synonymous with travel and cultural photography, along with being last year’s winner of IOTY, it is no surprise that this year you chose Barry Tetchner as your photographer of the year!


Barry demonstrates versatility through his use of various techniques. His imagery is raw, gritty and thought-provoking. His work holds unmistakable style, making him stand out in the gallery.

All of this, along with your votes, has contributed towards seeing him crowned this year’s iPhotography Photographer of the Year!

Find out more, view Barry’s gallery and read more comments here…

With iPhotography having over 86,000+ members on board, this is an incredible accomplishment; we are extremely proud to be able to present this award to Barry – a worthy winner, congratulations!


On behalf of everyone at iPhotography, we wish him the best of luck moving forwards and hope that he will continue to share, enlighten and prosper within the iPhotography community for many more years to come.

Barry will shortly receive his winners glass trophy along with the winning prize of £250 amazon gift voucher, along with access to the Turn Your Photography into a Business Course – Congratulations!

Outstanding Contribution Award 2017: Congratulations Tim Archer (UK)


iPhotography Outstanding Contribution takes into consideration the presence and impact of members within all areas of the site. This includes activity within the gallery, chat wall, forum, competitions, offering positive and constructive feedback to other students, as well as their own progress and achievements throughout the year – the tutors were once again unanimous in their decision.


It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner of this prestigious accolade for 2017 is non-other than Tim Archer – for the second year running!

Tim has been an active, positive member within iPhotography since 2012! Ask any member of the iPhotography community and Tim Archer is a man they will be familiar with; whether that be because of his outstanding wildlife photography or for the helpful, positive and constructive comments he offers to fellow students.


Find out more, view Tim’s gallery and read more comments here…

Once again, all of us at iPhotography feel that Tim has gone way above and beyond the call of duty throughout 2017; he is therefore a commendable winner for our ‘Outstanding Contribution award’.


We are sure all the students and members will join us in saying a huge ‘Thank you Tim, for all that you do. We feel honoured to have you as a member within our community and hope that you will continue to inspire us all throughout 2018.’

Tim will shortly receive his winners glass trophy along with the winning prize of £250 amazon gift voucher, along with access to the Turn Your Photography into a Business Course – Congratulations!

Most Popular Image of the year (IOTY) 2017: Congratulations Nicky Thomas (UK)


Students of the gallery and our voting poll, along with fans and followers across our social media platforms were behind the choice of ‘Most Popular Image of the Year’ through their likes, shares, retweets, favourites and comments. It was a tough and very close competition, but eventually you chose your overall winner for 2017 as Nicky Thomas!
Anyone familiar with the iPhotography private gallery will most probably remember his dramatic and perfectly executed ‘Powder Dancer’ image.

The image holds a real sense of strength and power. It is both creative and emotive. The control in this shot is outstanding – it is beautifully composed and expressive.

Find out more, view Nicky’s gallery and read more comments here…

With iPhotography having over 86,000+ members on board, this is an incredible accomplishment; we are extremely proud to be able to present this award to Nicky – another very worthy winner, congratulations!


On behalf of everyone at iPhotography, we wish him the best of luck moving forwards and hope that he will continue to inspire our community by sharing more of his incredible imagery within the gallery throughout 2018.

Nicky will shortly receive his winners glass trophy along with the winning prize of £100 amazon gift voucher, along with access to the Turn Your Photography into a Business Course – Congratulations!

Overall Winner of 12 Days of Christmas 2017: 
Congratulations Jessica Nightingale (USA)


We had some fantastic entries throughout December for our 12 days of Christmas competition, thank you to everyone that got involved and took part – it certainly added some additional joy and festive spirit to the gallery.


The overall winner of the 12 days of Christmas, both chosen by the iPhotography Tutors and students is: Jessica Nightingale with her ‘Polar Express’ image. 
It’s no surprise that this image was the top-rated photo throughout December 2017!

Find out more, view Jessica’s gallery and read more comments here…


We are extremely proud to be able to present this award to Jessica – a very talented and committed member – congratulations!

On behalf of everyone at iPhotography, we wish her the best of luck throughout 2018 and hope that she will continue to inspire and share her creative imagery within the iPhotography community and gallery for many more years to come.

Jessica will receive a boxed bundle of camera goodies of her choice, along with access to the Turn Your Photography into a Business Course – Congratulations!
For those of you that haven’t yet seen each individual days’ chosen winners from the 12 days of Christmas, here’s a glimpse of the magic:
Huge congratulations to all of you! Some outstanding entries. It’s wonderful to see such artistic, creative and original ideas snapping their way in.

Tutor’s Choice 2017: 
Congratulations Anna Chmura-Jenkins (USA)


Although some of you newer students may not be aware, the tutors at iPhotography are always busy taking notes on students’ progression, their gallery uploads, and development through the course itself, all year round. This is why, when it gets to our end of year competitions we get so excited to be able to celebrate our students’ achievements. 


One person who has definitely stood out to us this year is Anna Chmura-Jenkins.


Brave photographers are always respected by their peers, which is why Anna receives constant praise in the student gallery for her willingness to push the boundaries in whatever location she’s in.

Never one to shy away from competitions, Anna is a regular winner of the iPhotography #WeekendChallenge and #POTD contests, she rises to a challenge and isn’t afraid to experiment and try new things. Anna’s creativity is second to none.

Anna never misses an opportunity to show the beauty in everyday scenes and objects that many lesser mere mortals would simply walk past in a daze without noticing; it’s an ability that affects only the creative souls of this world and it’s a precious gift to harbour. Anna truly is a rare talent!


You all voted her third in the Photographer of the Year 2017 competition, a huge accomplishment!

Find out more, view Anna’s gallery and read more comments here…

It is for all those reasons, and having witnessed her progress over the last year that the iPhotography tutors have selected Anna as their ‘Tutors Choice’ winner. We can’t wait to see how she develops throughout 2018.

“Congratulations Anna – keep up the fantastic work, we are all routing for you.”

Anna will receive $100 amazon.com gift voucher, and an additional course of her choice – Congratulations!

Congratulations and Thank You!

We wish all our winners the very best of luck on their future ventures, and hope that we continue to see and hear more of their achievements within the iPhotography community and gallery soon.



Winning images will be displayed on the iPhotography homepage and also within the new updated site.



Some fantastic winners this year – huge congratulations to you all!


Also congratulations to all the other students who were shortlisted and got involved throughout the competitions.


Special thanks to all the students (and tutors) who got involved with the voting process and took part in selecting this year’s winners. We hope you all enjoyed the process as much as we did at iPhotography.

iPhotography Competition 2018

Who is going to challenge this year’s winners and take the trophies at the end of 2018?
If you would like to get involved in our competitons for 2018:


★ Upload your images to the private student gallery

★ Share positive & constructive feedback with iphotography community

★ Like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/Official.iPhotographyCourse 
★ 
Follow us on twitter @iPhotographyCo
★ 
Regularly look in on our blog posts (within your dashboard area)

★ Get involved in the weekend challenges & upload your entries

Gallery images are entered into the competitions throughout the year, and are shortlisted according to their feedback, popularity, star ratings and medals – so what are you waiting for!


Start uploading your own winning images into the private student gallery and see if you get shortlisted for 2018. Good luck!



We can’t wait to see who will be crowned the winners for 2018!

Previous competitions winners archive.

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