Friday, 26 February 2010

Press Release - Black and White Spider Awards honours Plymouth, UK photographer

Here's the press release I issued yesterday/today

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER HIGHTON RIDLEY FROM PLYMOUTH, UK
PLYMOUTH 24 FEBRUARY 2010 - Amateur photographer Highton Ridley of Plymouth, UK was presented with the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show attended by 35,000 online viewers who logged on live from 154 countries to see the climax of the industry's most important event for black and white photography.
Thousands of images were received from 68 countries worldwide. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Magnum Photos, The Armory Show, Fratelli Alinari, Contrasto to Tate and Hamiltons in London who honored Spider Fellows with 84 coveted title awards in 28 categories. The judges reviewed the entries online for eight weeks before making their final nominations and Highton Ridley's "Haystack and Tracks" an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, received a high percentage of votes overall.
"The Spider Awards celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Highton Ridley's work represents black and white photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present him with the title of Nominee."
You can view the 5th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery5 and Highton Ridley's Nominee image here http://www.thespiderawards.com/gallery5/gallery.php?x=a&cid=45&g=n
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
Contact: Highton Ridley (Mark)
Telephone: (removed)
Email: Highton.Ridley [@] gmail.com
Website: http://www.highton-ridley.co.uk/monochrome

I sent it to the local newspapers and local tv news. If anyone knows of other good places to send it, I'd love to hear...

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