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MPA unveils first round winners for the MPA Wedding & Portrait Awards 2012

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Wednesday July 4, 2012

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MPA unveils first round winners for the MPA Wedding & Portrait Awards 2012

The Master Photographers Association (MPA) has announced the winners in the first round judging of the 2012 MPA Wedding & Portrait Awards, sponsored by Fujifilm.

The awards in the wedding category go to John Parris, Sandra Parris, and Scott Hogg (3). In the portrait section the winners are Claire Moir, John Parris, Marcus Perry, Nicholas Frost, and Paul Hindmarsh.

Photographers now have until the 31st August 2012 to submit their images to be in with the chance of gaining a place in the second round and to potentially achieve victory in the finals.

There is no limit on the number of entries per photographer. Presentations will take place at the prestigious Master Photography Diamond Jubilee Awards at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle on the 14th October 2012.

Open to ALL professional photographers, these consumer awards are a joint initiative between Fujifilm and the MPA and they are designed to help photographers drive business to their studios by offering the subject of the winning image a substantial cash prize. The subject of each of the two overall winning photographs will receive £1,000 and the subjects of the runners-up in each category will be presented with a £50 shopping voucher.

Says Colin Buck, MPA chief executive: "These Awards are a fantastic opportunity for photographers to gain national recognition for their work as well as receiving some fantastic prizes. The MPA Wedding & Portrait Awards continues to attract excellence every year, and we look forward to seeing what the second round brings."

The Awards are also a major fundraiser for the MPA's adopted charity, the PACE Centre in Aylesbury (www.thepacecentre.org). From each £2 entry £1 is donated straight to PACE. The charity works with children with physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.

To see the first round winning images, go to the MPA website: http://www.thempa.com/mpa-wedding-and-portrait-awards.php

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Master Photographers Association
Jubilee House, 1 Chancery Lane, Darlington DL1 5QP
Tel: 0845 130 9700
Fax: 01325 357813
E-mail: enq@thempa.com
Web: www.thempa.com



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