Sue Doyle Oakley Studios finalist advertising category 2020

David Doyle Oakley Studios merit winner 2020

Master photographers finalist and merit certificates 2020Sue Doyle of Oakley Studios Luton claimed the highly coveted Finalist Image in Advertising Category in the 37th Annual MPA Master Photography Awards 2020 David Doyle also received the highly coveted Merit award in the classical portrait category

The MPA Awards Ceremony, Online via Zoom, 18th October 2020 Celebrating the Masters of Photography, the annual MasterPhotographers Association (MPA) Awards welcomed some of the greatest photography talent in a glittering awards ceremony although it was an awards like no other and with a difference.

Because of the restrictions of COVID – 19 we could not meet up as was originally for our prestigious event, but withtechnology a fantastic professional awards ceremony was hosted with hundreds of members attending online.The atmosphere was huge fun for all attending the celebrations. Over 2000 entries from working professionals kicked of the first round of digital judging, with those shortlisted going through to the second round with images being scrutinised in the printed submission round. A panel of leading industry judges carried out the mammoth task of judging at the Darlington headquarters.

Ray Lowe, Chairman 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 its rewarding to see such great talent entering our awards. With entrants both UK and worldwide, our winners really are at the pinnacle of creative excellence. The Association has sat as the premier photographic association since 1952 and this year marked the 37th Awards ceremony.

It is an absolute honour to showcase imagery of such high standard and we are extremely proud to represent some of the greatest professional image makers globally,  it was a huge success for any member who gained a merit award and above from the thousands entered.”