The 2011 (APPA Australian Professional Photography Awards) Gold award images are now finally online and available for viewing at the APPA website (although the Silver with Distinction and Silver awards have not yet been uploaded as of this time). The APPA awards are widely regarded as one of the toughest photographic competition in the world today and are one of the few photographic competitions that still actually judge the ‘printed image’ in the majority of the categories. The 2012 APPA awards are now only months away and it is definitely time to start considering entries for the year. My 2011 APPA Gold print; ‘Abandoned Blue Berg’, is currently on display as part of my ‘Colours of Iceland’ exhibition at the Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain Tasmania. All of the prints in the exhibition are printed on my personal favourite paper – Moab Somerset Museum Rag.