2011 Walkley Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2011 Nikon-Walkley Press Photo Awards were announced in Brisbane last night.
The annual Walkleys gala dinner was held for the first time in many years in Brisbane, in the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
Phil Hillyard took out the prestigious Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year award. The judges commented “Knockout sporting images, action shots and formal portraits – and a stunning image of a seagull snatching a chip – show an eye that is always ready to snap the unexpected fleeting moment.”

In addition to his new Walkley trophy, Phil also takes home a new Nikon D3S, AF-S 24-70mm and AF-S 70-200mm Pro Kit.

Congratulations Phil Hillyard - Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year 2011

Congratulations Phil Hillyard – Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year 2011

Also announced last night were the winners of the following categories:

As previously announced on My Nikon Life, Brian Cassey won the 2011 Nikon-Walkley Best Portrait Prize and Neville Madsen won the 2011 Nikon-Walkley Community/Regional Prize. Brian and Neville each received a Nikon D700 and an AF-S 85mm F1.4 lens.
In addition to winning the above-mentioned prize, Neville Madsen also received a Walkley for his entry in the News category, which is tremendous recognition for his work in a regional publication.


2011 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year

2011 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year

Press Photographer of the Year – Phil Hillyard

Winner: Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph – View Album

Finalist: Scott Barbour, Getty Images – View Album

Finalist: Adam Head, The Courier-Mail – View Album


2011 Daily Life/Feature Photographer of the Year

2011 Daily Life/Feature Photographer of the Year

Daily Life/Feature Photographer of the Year – Stuart McEvoy

Winner: Stuart McEvoy, The Australian – Cyclone Yasi – Maria Domandi
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Finalist: Mark Evans, The Daily Telegraph – The life of RileyView Album

Finalist: Scott Barbour, Getty Images – A day at the racesView Album

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2011 Sport Photographer of the Year

2011 Sport Photographer of the Year

Sport Photographer of the Year – Adam Pretty

Winner: Adam Pretty, Getty Images – 2011 World Swimming ChampionshipsView Album

Finalist: Quinn Rooney, Getty Images – Journey to the 2011 World Swimming ChampionshipsView Album

Finalist: Ryan Pierse, Getty Images – Bondi Bare Hand Rope Climbers
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2011 Photographic Essay Photographer of the Year

2011 Photographic Essay Photographer of the Year

Photographic Essay Photographer of the Year – Glenn Campbell

Winner: Glenn Campbell, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age – Stolen spiritsView Album

Finalist: Stuart McEvoy, The Australian – Up to his Neck – Southern Queensland floodsView Album

Finalist: Jason Edwards, Leader Newspapers – Circus OlympiaView Image


2011 News Photographer of the Year

2011 News Photographer of the Year

News Photographer of the Year – Neville Madsen

Winner: Neville Madsen, Toowoomba Chronicle – Toowoomba flood rescueView Image

Finalist: Craig Greenhill, The Daily Telegraph – Christmas Island tragedyView Image

Finalist: Rob Maccoll, Queensland Newspapers – Is that all you’ve got?
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2011 Nikon-Walkley Portrait Photography Prize

2011 Nikon-Walkley Portrait Photography Prize

Portrait Photography Prize

Winner: Brian Cassey – View Image

Recommended: Dean Lewins


2011 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Prize for Community and Regional Photography

2011 Nikon-Walkley Photographic Prize for Community and Regional Photography

Community and Regional Photography Prize

Winner: Neville Madsen – View Image

Recommended: Simon Chillingworth

For more information visit www.walkleys.com

Published by mynikonlife Nov 26, 2011