MPA Award Winners Announced

Darren Woolway AMPA, ARPS, Ba(Hons) of Scorpion Media claims the highly coveted awards of 3 Merits, an Award of Excellence in the Illustrative Photographic Category as a finalist, an Associateship Distinction and was awarded the South East Commercial Photographer of the Year in the MPA Master Photography Awards 2018

The MPA Awards Ceremony, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island, 7th October 2018

Celebrating the Masters of Photography, the annual Master Photographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talents in a glittering awards ceremony last night.

So high was the standard of entrants this year a record number of merit winners were selected for the wall of fame, 16 stunning displays printed by MPA sponsors, The Print Foundry. Merit winners were invited to the awards ceremony where finalists and winners from around the globe were announced.

Over 2000 entries from working professionals kicked off the first round of digital judging, with a second round of images being scrutinized in the printed submission round. A panel of leading industry judges carried out the mammoth task of judging at the Darlington headquarters.

Some of the biggest names in the photographic industry attended, and The Photography Show, The Print Foundry, 3XM Solution, Digitalab, Fujifilm, Epson, Graphistudio, Mastering Portrait Photography, Jerry Ghionis, Yervant, GotPhoto, Sim Imaging, Google Digital Garage, and Loxley Colour were amongst the list of sponsors presenting these prestigious awards.

Ray Lowe, CEO of the MPA comments: “The standard of photography we have seen this year is without a doubt world class. It is always exciting to see new faces coming through and rewarding to see such great talent entering our awards. With entrants both UK and worldwide, our winners really are the pinnacle of creative excellence. The Association has sat as the premier photographic association since 1952 and this year marked the 34th Awards ceremony. It is an absolute honor to showcase imagery of such high standard and we are extremely proud to represent some of the greatest professional image makers globally.

For more information please contact the MPA on: +44 (0)1325 356555 or at

To view our members outstanding creative imagery please visit the awards website:


Editors notes:

This press release was written by the MPA.

Release Date:

00:00 Hrs 7th October 2018


About the MPA:
Established in 1952, the Master Photographers Association is the United Kingdom’s premier organization for qualified professional photographers.

The MPA offers members a variety of membership benefits, including education, qualifications, informative regional meetings, national seminars, and business building promotions with marketing support.

All qualified members adhere to a strict Code of Conduct and have undergone qualification to at least Licentiate standard. Each photographer must have undergone a rigorous assessment of their photographic work and business practice before achieving qualification.

Established in 1952 the MPA has promoted true professionalism in photography for over 60 years..

For Further Information, please contact:
The MPA on: +44 (0)1325 356555 or at