Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Iris AwardsIris Awards 2009
 Welcome to the EPSON / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2009

It is a great honour for me to welcome you to the Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards website, which contains a complete collection of all award-winning images from this 2009 event.  The Iris Awards are an important platform for showcasing the outstanding talent of NZ professional photographers. I hope that you will join us in celebrating the best of NZ Professional Photography, and enjoy the inspirational imagery on show here.  


Best wishes
Craig Robertson
NZIPP President

  The 2009 Iris Award Winners
Photographer of the Year:
Paul Gummer - Palmerston North
Overseas Photographer of the Year:
Peter Rossi - North Queensland
Highest Scoring Colour Image: 
Shelley Amerio-Higgins - Palmerston North
Highest Scoring Monochrome Image:
Tony Carter - New Plymouth
Tertiary Institution of the Year:
UCOL - Palmerston North
Becky Nunes - Auckland
Bradley Boniface - Palmerston North
Jackie Ranken - Queenstown
Paul Gummer - Palmerston North
Shelley Amerio-Higgins - Palmerston North
Kevin Bone - UCOL - Palmerston North
Tony Carter - New Plymouth
Wedding Album:
Johannes van Kan – Christchurch


Click here to see a list of NZIPP 2009 Honours awarded at the Iris Awards Gala dinner.

 2009 Press Release
Iris Awards 2009 Press Release
  Epson - Principal Sponsor

Since the early 1990s, Epson has been instrumental in providing the worldwide community of professional photographers with the freedom to explore their craft in entirely new directions. The company has achieved this through the continued research, development and introduction of unique photographic solutions that meet the increasingly sophisticated print requirements of professional photographers. 

Epson’s commitment to the New Zealand professional photographic community is demonstrated not only by its drive to deliver market leading photo products, but its ongoing support and sponsorship of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP). Importantly, it is this support regarded within Epson that best exemplifies the aims of both organisations – professional excellence in the field of photography. Epson’s reputation within the photographic community has resulted from much more than sponsorship; and with research showing that 71 per cent of professional photographers choose Epson when printing photographs, it’s clear that our products and technologies are the key critical factors. 

Epson is proud to be the principal sponsor of INFOCUS 2009 and would like to congratulate all photographers who have been recognized in the Iris Awards 2009.



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