Well, I have some exciting news!
For the first time ever, I entered the AdFed Awards - and I WON!!!
AdFed MN is a non-profit professional trade association serving the local advertising community including agencies, advertisers, suppliers and students. Each year, they host a big awards show, that is basically the Academy Awards of the local ad world! Advertisers, Agencies, Designers, and Photographers from all around submit work in several different categories. These categories range from everything from Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns to Billboard ads!
I entered in two of the Photography categories this year and here is how I placed:
Photography - Self Promotion - Campaign
Title: The Modern Day Man
Photography - Editorial - Campaign
Title: Fine Lines
I am BEYOND thrilled that The Modern Day Man shoot took the Silver honor!! This was a test shoot for my portfolio and to be honest - I didn't expect to place at all! I was more entering this competition for the experience and exposure to just be critiqued and judged, so I am SO excited about actually winning! I also love that this was something that I dreamed up and worked with an amazing team to create - and that it is good enough to be award winning! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the awards show, so I'm don't fully understand what this winning thing means, but I do know that my work gets published in a book that is distributed among the Advertising community!
I've posted images from both shoots below - enjoy!
The Fine Lines Shoot for Metro Magazine also received a Merit award in the Editorial Campaign Category!