Master of Photography with 1 Gold Bar !!! + Podcast

I first entered the Australian Professional Photography Awards in 2001, and got nothing. I had no idea what I was doing back then, I had talked to a photographer and sent in what I had. So nothing came of it, the next year I was a bit more on the ball and picked up a couple of awards, and have been getting some ever since.

This year I received the honour of Master of Photography with 1 Gold Bar from The Australian Institute of Professional Photography. I was presented during the awards ceremony in Sydney with a gold bar to be added onto my Masters ribbon.

How this all works is that for every silver award you get one point and ever gold award you get two points. If you receive 5 points with in 4 years you become an Associate, I received this in 2003. The next step is that if you receive 10 additional points within five years you become a Master of Photography, I received this in 2006. From then every additional 10 points gained within 5 years gets you an Gold Bar.

So after my name I get to put, Alan Moyle M Photog I

Just as a trip down memory lane I’ve put together a podcast of many of the award images over the years. These aren’t only APPA ones, they include images that have received awards all over the place.


  • nathanvale
    Posted at 14:08h, 01 July Reply

    Thanks for posting this. Congratulations. I entered the APPAs this year for the first time and did not win any awards. Your story has inspired me and made me feel a LOT better. Cheers.

  • Dr8k
    Posted at 14:35h, 01 July Reply

    Congratulations Bat!! That’s really fantastic 🙂

  • Photobat
    Posted at 18:42h, 01 July Reply

    Thanks for the comments.

    Nathan, glad to help get you inspired, it is always a downer when your prints don’t get up. I was lucky to have a good mentor (see after my first year to tell me how crap my prints were. It’s such a learning thing, this year I learnt a heap while preparing my prints and also from my first stint as a judge. I’ll be posting my experiances on that soon.

    Best thing is to keep going, start looking out for award images now and save them in a separate folder. That was you don’t search forever to find them the week before deadline! (like i do!)

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