BIPP Professional Photography Awards 2013

December 10, 2013

BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013

Last Wednesday, 4th December, I attended the British Institute of Professional Photography “Professional Photographic Awards 2013” at Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, UK, and I’m very pleased to announce that I received the Gold Award in Visual Arts and also Photographer of the Year 2013, both for my new series of five images, “Equilibrium”.

I had the great fortune to receive this prestigious award in 2010, but to be awarded this title twice is quite overwhelming!

The BIPP Awards website, which features all of the winners’ work, can be viewed at:

I am very honoured to receive these awards and my sincere thanks go to the BIPP judges for selecting my work.

From the BIPP Press Release:

Fine-Art Photographer Named ‘Photographer of the Year’ at Professional Photography Awards 2013

Eastern England based photographer, Paul Coghlin FBIPP, has been named ‘Photographer of the Year 2013’ at the BIPP Professional Photography Awards held at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, UK, on Wednesday 4 December.

Paul Coghlin FBIPP was named ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013’ for his portfolio of 5 images ‘Equilibrium’ in the Visual Arts category, for which he also received a Gold Award. This is the second time Paul has won this prestigious title, having previously held ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2010’.

The BIPP Professional Photography Awards are open to professional photographers who are members of the BIPP, the leading qualifying body of the photographic profession, and celebrate the very best work from the UK and internationally.

The celebration at Hartwell House highlighted the BIPP South East Regional Awards, the Professional Photography Awards, and showcased the exceptional images seen throughout the year in BIPP photographic qualifications. The event culminated in the presentation of the BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013 and the Peter Grugeon Best Fellowship Award 2013.

BIPP President Roy Meiklejon said ‘It is an honour to acknowledge the achievements, pure skill and dedication of professional photographers. Those who have received awards produced some beautiful and original images which truly stood out from the crowd and encompassed what being a professional photographer is really about.’




August 21, 2011

The results for the 2011 International Photography Awards, New York, have been released and I’m very proud to announce that my work has received a number of awards – Second Place in the Nature: Flowers Pro category for “Pink Tulip, Study IV” and Third Place in Architecture: Historic Pro for “Holocaust Memorial, Study I”.

Additionally, I also received three Honourable Mention awards in the Architecture: Historic Pro, Fine Art: Landscape Pro and Nature: Wildlife Pro categories.

I would like to thank the IPA organisation and judges for selecting my work in this year’s competition.

Here is the official Press Release:

2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

PAUL COGHLIN was Awarded:

2nd Place in Nature: Flowers Pro category for the winning entry “Pink Tulip IV” and

3rd Place in Architecture: Historic Pro category for the winning entry “Holocaust Memorial, Study I

About Winner:
Growing-up near southern England’s New Forest and coast, Paul developed an interest in creative photography from a young age, regularly travelling out with a camera to capture the natural surroundings. Now based in Suffolk, over the years Paul has continued to expand his creative style, across a wide range of subjects, with his images appearing in magazines and exhibitions.

About IPA:
The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography. IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.


IPA Contact

Jade Tran
Competition Director
International Photography Awards

Interview in BIPP “The Photographer” Magazine

March 5, 2011

The British Institute of Professional Photography has just published an interview I recently had with Jonathan Briggs, the editor of the BIPP’s “The Photographer” magazine, on the challenges of fine art photography and how modern technology can be used to help the process of creating the images.

The 8-page article is illustrated with a range my photographs, including some from recent trips to the UK’s Lake District and western Scotland and also floral and animal images.

The interview can be read by clicking on the JPEG image below, which will open a new browser window.  Please then click on the open image to enlarge it to full size.

Many thanks to Jonathan Briggs and the BIPP for the great article.


February 10, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce some terrific news.  The results of the highly competitive European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2010 have been released and I have won Third Place!

The competition is run by the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) across 20 countries and received nearly 300 images from members of 23 professional associations.  The photographs were shortlisted to 15 finalists a couple of weeks ago.

My win is for the “Sentinel” photograph, a zig-zag sea defence groyne, taken in North Norfolk here in the UK.

I would very much like to thank the FEP and the judges for awarding my photograph this prestigious prize.

– Paul


January 30, 2011

The East Anglian Daily Times, here in the UK, have run a three-page profile in their weekend supplement on my work, background and recent awards.

We talked about how I gained an interest in photography all those years ago, ideas behind the photographs, some of the challenges encountered and other topics.  The article featured many images, including those from the Behind The Eyes series and seascapes.

Very many thanks to Arts Editor Andrew Clarke and the EADT for putting together a great article!

Finalist – FEP Fine Art Competition 2010

January 21, 2011

I’ve just received news that I’m one of the lucky 15 who have made it through to the final round in the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) Fine Art Competition 2010 – for the image “Sentinel”.

Just under 300 images were submitted and the final results will be announced around 6th February.

– Paul

Winners featured in BIPP’s “The Photographer” Magazine – National Awards Special

December 15, 2010

The latest edition of the British Institute of Professional Photography’s “The Photographer” magazine is featuring all the winners of the recent National Photographic Awards 2010, with my overall winning image on the front cover and three others inside.  Please click on an image for a larger version.