Last night saw me donning the one & only black suit I own for what promised to be an awards evening of elegance. It was my first time being invited to the annual Media24 Excellence Awards & I was really honoured to be rubbing shoulders with all the titans who make up Media24 & the largest magazine house in South Africa.
The evenings events awarded & displayed the incredible work that has gone into the editorial sector in the last year. Ranging from Editors of the Year, Specialist Journalist of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, Best Visuals, Best Design, Headline, Coverline, Best Cover, Wordsmith of the Year, Best Feature & Journalist of the Year. There was definitely no lack of world class talent sitting next to me!
The reason for me being invited this year was being a finalist in the Best Visuals category. This was for photography in the last year for Media24. I have asked for the full finalist list because I didn’t manage to catch it all (a bit of a spotlight blur) for the others as finalists. They all deserve equal congratulations for excellent photography & visual work.
I am extremely proud & humbled at the same time to have won this years Media24 Excellence Award for Best Visuals 2013. To be nominated by my peers & then judged by them too! Fortunately that all happened without me knowing, so I had no nerves.
All I can say is I’m really thrilled to be working with the titles I do & hope to work with more titles in the future. I could do with a trip to Zanzibar. *cough* haha
Thank you to everyone for all your support. You guys rock.
ps: The image that won the Best Visuals category was my portrait of former World Champion F1 Racer Alain Prost.