The Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) represent Australia’s most renowned awards event for professional photographers. Open to photographers from all disciplines, they seek to reward current Australian image making, showcasing some of the best images from Australia and overseas.

Professional photographers from Australia and all over the world compete in a number of categories, initially at State level, and then nationally, where they vie for the ultimate accolade of "Professional Photographer of the Year".

Introduced in 1976, APPA was this year held at Melbourne Park in late August. In addition to the photographic categories detailed below, an award was presented to North Metropolitan TAFE in Western Australia for 2017 AIPP Tertiary Institution of the Year, and for the highest scoring individual print.

2017 AIPP APPA CATEGORY WINNERS

Keren Dobia APP M.Photog. II - 2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year

Keren Dobia APP M.Photog. II - 2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
Keren Dobia APP M.Photog. II - 2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year
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KEREN DOBIA APP M.PHOTOG. II
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 AND AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

ANGELA MILLER APP AAIPP 2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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ANGELA MILLER APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

LEAH KENNEDY APP AAIPP  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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LEAH KENNEDY APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

KELLY CHAMPION APP AAIPP  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
KELLY CHAMPION APP AAIPP  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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KELLY CHAMPION APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

KATIE KOLENBERG APP M.PHOTOG. I  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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KATIE KOLENBERG APP M.PHOTOG. I
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

YANE SOTIROSKI APP AAIPP  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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YANE SOTIROSKI APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

KRIS ANDERSON APP AAIPP 2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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KRIS ANDERSON APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

JODIE ANDREWS APP AAIPP 2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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JODIE ANDREWS APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

ANGIE CONNELL APP AAIPP  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PET/ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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ANGIE CONNELL APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PET/ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

STEVEN DUNCAN APP M.PHOTOG.  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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STEVEN DUNCAN APP M.PHOTOG.
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

MICK PORTER APP AAIPP 2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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MICK PORTER APP AAIPP
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

JAMES SIMMONS APP M.PHOTOG. II  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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JAMES SIMMONS APP M.PHOTOG. II 
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

KELVIN GILBERT  2017 AIPP OVERSEAS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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KELVIN GILBERT
2017 AIPP OVERSEAS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

BARBARA BROWN 2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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BARBARA BROWN
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

ALEC MORRIS  2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN STUDENT OF THE YEAR

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ALEC MORRIS
2017 AIPP AUSTRALIAN STUDENT OF THE YEAR

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TANIA MALKIN AND MARIJA SULLAVAN APP AAIPP
THE 2017 HIGHEST SCORING PRINT AWARD

For more please visit the AIPP website at: www.aippappa.com