International Color Awards Winner in the professional photographer category was the title of the email sitting at the top of my inbox this morning!

In December last year I was submitted for the International Color Awards. There were over 7200 entries to the competition from 79 countries.

Incredible entries from some really amazing professional photographers around the globe were competing and I am really happy to be voted for as one of the winners by the judges.

Below here is my press from them for the competition and awards


LOS ANGELES Saturday March 9th 2019 – Professional photographer Katherine Calnan of Canada was presented with the 12th Annual International Color Awards Honor of Distinction in the category of Silhouette at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The live online gala was attended by 11,829 photography fans around the globe
who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for
color photography.

12th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from
Sotheby’s, New York; Benetton, Ponzano Veneto; The Art Channel, London; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg;
Droga5, New York; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg;
Wieden & Kennedy, Portland; Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles; Gallery Kong, Seoul;
and Phillips, New York
who honored Color Masters with 761 title awards and 1,032 nominees in 37 categories.

“Entering competitions and winning awards is an amazing way to showcase your talents and to push your creativity and photography to new levels. To be able to compete against other incredible professional photographers from around the globe is amazing. It’s a privilege to have my work showcased alongside such talented creatives.

Out of the 7241 entries to the competition only 1% of them gained a position of 3rd place or higher and I am very proud to be one of them. I entered 4 images for the competition and three of them made the final stages. With two images receiving Honorable Mention in the Fashion category and my image “Ethereal” winning Honor of Distinction in the Silhouette category. Thank you International Color Awards for providing an international stage for professional photographers to showcase their talents and also thank you to the judges for their time. Thank you, Katherine Calnan”

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,241 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Katherine Calnan’s “Ethereal”, an exceptional image entered in the Silhouette category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of honor of Distinction.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color 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 color photography.”

Contact: Katherine Calnan Photography
Telephone: 1 403 703 3027