Candidates for Photo Critic Shot of the Year and Photographer of the Year for 2016

It’s almost that time of the year again, where we will announce the winners of our Photo Critic Shot of the Year and Photographer of the Year competitions for 2016! It has been an astonishing year with an abundance of top quality work from our students!


The Candidates:

The candidate photos are from Photo Critic’s Shot of the Month competition, as well as a selection of Wildcard photos, whom we thought, deserves a chance to make it big! We then divided them into two categories, namely a People Category, and a General Category. The General Category, include genres like Nature, Travel, and Architecture.


The Judges:

Our panel of judges consists of 6 members from the DPC team, namely: Danie Bester, Warren James, John Fox, Trompie van der Berg, Bruna Mentrup-Nortje and Nolan Lister. Each judge will have equal votes.


The Announcement: 

The winners will be announced on Sunday Evening, 5 February at 18:00 on our student network, Photo Critic via Live Chat. The winners will also be announced on our blog and all our social media outlets, at exactly 18:05. 


The Prizes:


Photographer of the Year

The winner of this prestigious award will receive the following prizes: 

  • 1-Year Mentorship with Danie Bester, to the value of R12, 000, where you will have the privilege of personal feedback and advice on your photography, in person, or via Skype, on a monthly basis.
  • Professional Logo Design by Nolan Lister, to the value of R3, 500.


Shot of the Year: People, General Categories

Both winners will each receive the following: 

  • 1 Free Selected DPC Workshop of their choice, to the value of up to R2, 300. Valid for one (1) year.
  • R 500 Cash Prize

Take note that the prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.


Now, without further ado, let us take a look at the candidates to be judged this year, starting with People Category:




About Photo Critic:  Enrolling for a photography course/workshop at DPC entitles you to free membership on Photo Critic our Student Social Network. Members may upload up to two images per week for straightforward, constructive critique. Click HERE to visit Photo Critic

About the Author:

Shawn Marran

I am Danie Bester’s Personal Assistant and Geek. I live in Centurion and joined the DPC Team as a Web Administrator. I manage the DPC site as well as our Student Network Photo Critic. Current long term goals involve being trained in web design. I frequently get compared to an Owl because of my love for the night. I enjoy Night-time photography as well as urban landscape, architectural and abstract photography.

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