November 2022 – Selected for PAGB Masters of Print Exhibition
Delighted to have had my 5th successive acceptance into this exhibition which meant I was awarded a unique PAGB Print badge in Silver. My print, a ‘Brown Bear Walking in the Snow’, was also awarded a judge’s choice Silver Medal.
January 2022 – PAGB Nature Photographer of the Year
Delighted to have been awarded ‘Nature Photographer of the Year 2022’ by the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). The award was for a portfolio of 8 images (4 projected and 4 printed) entered into the PAGB GB Trophy and GB Cup competitions.
November 2021 – Selected for PAGB Masters of Print Exhibition
Once again I had an image selected for this exhibition – my 4th year running. This time it was for ‘Young Jackal with Hide’.
After a quiet competition year in 2020 due to the pandemic, in 2021 & 2022 I was delighted to receive a number of awards for this image ‘Coyote in the Snow’ taken in Yellowstone National Park
March 2021 – Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Championship Day Chilterns Hundred – PAGB Gold Medal
June 2021 – Selected for (deferred) 2020 PAGB Masters of Print Exhibition
June 2021 – The 2021 PAGB Inter-federation Competition : Silver Medal
March 2022 – Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Inter-Club Print Championship: Judge’s Award
April 2021- Awarded: FRPS
In April 2021 I gained my FRPS (Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society) with these 21 images that were submitted as prints.
The FRPS the highest level of Distinction in the RPS. It requires a distinctive and cohesive body of work/project consisting of 20 or 21 images accompanied by a written Statement of Intent. The Fellowship distinction is split into various specialist areas, which we refer to as genres. My chosen genre was Natural History Photography.
Due to the pandemic lockdown restrictions the assessment was unusal in that, instead of being carrid out in RPS House, it was held online (over Zoom) with the Assessors viewing digital versions of the images and the Prints being examined in person by a Print Expert in RPS House.
February 2020 – RPS Nature Group Exhibition 2020
The Nature Group of the Royal Photographic Society runs an Annual Exhibition which is open to all members of the group. This year I had 3 images selected for the exhibition with this one receiving a selectors award.
Selectors Choice: ‘Jackal Peering Through the Grasses’.
August 2020 – FIAP Nature Biennials
33 countries particpated in the 20th FIAP Nature Biennial hosted in Russia and two of my images (1 print, 1 digital) were included in the GB entry. Overall our team was placed 4th in Prints (FIAP BRONZE MEDAL) and 2nd in Projected (FIAP GOLD MEDAL)
January 2020 – PAGB GB CUP (PROJECTED) 2020
This image seems to be attracting the eyes of the judges.
GB Trophy Nature – Bronze Medal: ‘Wary Sea Otter with Young’.
November 2019 – Awarded: MPAGB
In November 2019 I was awarded ‘Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’ (MPAGB) with these 20 images that were submitted as prints.
The MPAGB is the highest level of distinction by the PAGB and represents the highest standard of UK Amateur Photography. It requires images to be of a level that would be accepted and/or awarded in international competitions.
October 2019 – Selected for PAGB Masters of Print Exhibition
Very pleased to have had a print accepted into this exhibition for the second year running. This time it was for ‘Wary Sea Otter with Young’.
November 2018 – Shortlisted: Nature section of image Library Picfair’s ‘Women Behind the Lens’ competition.
My image ‘Opposing Bee-eaters‘ was shortlisted and then exhibited from 29th October – 30th November 2018 at the Guardian News & Media Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
March 2018 – The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Championship Day
For the second year running I was extremely happy when 2 of my images won awards. Again both were taken in Tanzania. It’s proving to be a successful location for me!
CACC Projected Championship – Winner: ‘Cheetah Siblings Play Fighting‘
Print Championship – Judges Award: ‘Black-backed Jackal with her pup‘
December 2017 – Shortlisted: Nature section of image Library Picfair’s ‘Women Behind the Lens’ competition.
My image ‘Common Cranes early morning‘ was shortlisted and then exhibited from 11 December – 11 January 2018 at the Guardian News & Media Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
November 2017 – Awarded: DPAGB
In November 2017 I was awarded a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).
The PAGB awards distinctions to individual photographers for work deemed to be of the required standards. The three levels are CPAGB (certificate), DPAGB (distinction) and MPAGB (master). This entitles the photographer to use the letters after their name. For the DPAGB a submission of 15 images is required and (unlike the panel requirements of the RPS) each image is judged on its own merit. My chosen medium was Prints.
November 2017 – The Epson GB Trophy (PAGB Prints)
Yet another award for this image. It certainly seems to be one that captures the judges’ attention.
GB Trophy Nature – Bronze Medal – Best African Wildlife: ‘Wildebeest Facing Certain Death‘
August 2017 – Shortlisted: Bird Photographer of the Year, Birds in Flight Category: ‘Osprey with Trout‘
Delighted that I’ve had another photograph do well in competition. This time it was the annual Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) Competition which is a collaboration between the British Trust for Ornithology and Nature Picture Library. The image is also included in the BPOTY book (Published August 2017).
March 2017 – The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Championship Day
This was a good day for me as 2 of my images won awards, both were taken in Tanzania. Great to see the Wildebeest image continuing to be successful.
CACC Projected Championship – Winner: ‘Wildebeest Facing Certain Death‘
Chilterns Hundred – PAGB Gold Medal: ‘Male Cheetah Going For The Kill‘
February 2017 – Winner: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year, Wildlife Category: ‘Facing Certain Death‘
Until now I haven’t really entered any competitions outside of the camera clubs so I was delighted that my image of lions taking down a wildebeest was awarded first place in Wanderlust Magazine’s annual competition and received such positive feedback from Paul Goldstein, one of the judges:
“Julia Wainwright’s winning image from the ‘Wildlife’ category is certainly eye-catching with two lions capturing a wildebeest perfectly captured in one frame. The title -‘Facing certain death’ – perfectly surmises the moment and competition judge, Paul Goldstein, who’s also a professional photographer, said: “There’s no challenge in capturing the aftermath of a kill; top marks to Julia for making the ordinary extraordinary!”
March 2016 – The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Championship Day
Another success at this event, a PAGB ribbon for my image taken in Hortobágy National Park.
Chilterns Hundred – PAGB Ribbon: ‘Frosty White-tailed Eagle’
November 2015 – Awarded: ARPS in Natural History
In November 2015 I was awarded the Associate of The Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) in Natural History.
To be awarded the distinction you have to submit a panel of 15 photographs, assembled to a theme, to the RPS for assessment. My chosen medium was Print and my theme was ‘Birds of the Western Palearctic Region‘.
March 2015 – Awarded: LRPS
In March 2015 I was awarded the Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society (LRPS).
To be awarded the distinction you have to submit a panel of 10 photographs to the RPS for assessment. The panel needs to show variety in approach and technique (but not necessarily in subject matter), evidence of creative ability and a high technical standard appropriate to the submission.
March 2013 – The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs Championship Day
Two awards for this image taken on an industrial estate in Aylesbury.
CACC Print Championship – Winner: ‘Waxwing with Red Berry‘
Chilterns Hundred – PAGB Silver Medal: ‘Waxwing with Red Berry‘