I wanted to share how thrilled I am to be acknowledged for the second year in a row.
Thanks, as always, for supporting my creative work. I am so grateful for the ability to express myself through photography and appreciate you being part of the journey.
LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 20, 2018) - Amateur photographer Sylvia R. Wright of Canada was presented with the 11th Annual International Color Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow.
The live online gala was attended by over 12,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography. 11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie's, Paris; Grey Group, New York; The Art Channel, London; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Publicis Conseil, Paris; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Netflix, Los Angeles; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Phillips, New York who honored Color Masters with 709 title awards and 730 nominees in 33 categories.
"Photography is more popular than ever. Last year around 1.2 trillion pictures were taken. In this awards show we pay tribute to the top 0.0000000001% of them" said Juror Martijn van Marle, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam. Joshua White, Presenter and Producer on The Art Channel, London added "Judging this year's submissions for the Color Awards was challenging. The winning images illustrate the continuing importance of photography as a way of seeing the world around us and understanding human experience."
"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 5,642 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. Sylvia's "Dancing Fireflies”, an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Honorable Mention.
INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.