I entered my first national wedding photography competition of the year last month and the results were announced last week. With over 1000 entries, it's one of the largest and most demanding competitions of its type. As usual, the competition is judged by a panel against an internationally recognised scoring system. The aim for me at the very least, is to always score above The Bar level, representing images of a good professional standard, with the award of a Bronze Bar or above a real bonus.
When I received the results, I was delighted to learn that one of my three images were awarded a Bronze Bar, indicating an image above the norm and of a strong standard at a professional level. My other two images reached The Bar level, which itself is no easy task.
Here is the Bronze Bar winning image:
And the other two images reaching The Bar level: