Awards

Tania Niwa is Australia’s youngest female Grand Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).  At age 42yrs she is one of only 16 Photographers (and just one of four females) to have achieved this level within her profession having won many awards along the way to achieve the highest AIPP accreditation in her field. A Grand Master of Photography normally takes at least 20 to 30 yrs to attain however Tania reached this level in just 17yrs.

To receive this honour, she firstly needed to achieve a Master of Photography with five Gold Bars, including being awarded at least five Gold Awards, 15 Silver Distinction Awards and 40 Silver awards over her career.

A photographer may enter a portfolio of up to 4 images to be judged annually at Australian Professional Photography Awards, where successful entries achieve points that can be banked towards achieving honours.

Tania began her career in New Zealand and although she has been based in Sydney since 1995, she still maintains close ties with her trans-Tasman colleagues and the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).   Her first career highlight came when she was just 26yrs, being awarded the title of NZIPP Professional Photographer of Year 1997.  She was the youngest ever recipient.  She has also achieved a prestigious Fellow (with two gold bars) of the NZIPP.

 

2012 AIPP

GRAND MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY AIPP – youngest female
PORTRAIT 2 Silver Awards

2011 AIPP

PORTRAIT Silver Award
LANDSCAPE Silver Award
ILLUSTRATIVE Silver Award

2010 AIPP State

WINNER Highest Scoring Print
PORTRAIT Gold Distinction Award

2010 AIPP

PORTRAIT: Silver Distinction; 2 Silver Awards

2009 NZIPP

PEOPLE: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze Awards

2008 AIPP

PORTRAIT: 2 Silver Awards

2007 WPPI International Awards of Excellence Print Comp, USA

WINNER Grand Award Commercial Category
WINNER Editorial/Fashion Category
WINNER Individual Portrait Category
2nd Place Children Portrait Category

2007 AIPP National

4th GOLD BAR TO MASTERS
EDITORIAL: Gold Award; Silver Distinction; 2 Silver Awards

2007 AIPP State

PORTRAIT: Silver Distinction Award, 7 Silver Awards

2006 WPPI International Awards of Excellence Print Comp, USA

WINNER Fuji Film New Approach Award
WINNER Grand Award Winner in Premier Category
WINNER Kodak Award of Distinction for 2nd scoring portfolio

2006 AIPP National

PORTRAIT CONTEMPORARY: 2 Silver Distinctions, 2 Silver Awards

2006 NSW State

PORTRAIT: Silver Distinction, Silver Award
WEDDING: 3 Silver Awards

2006 NZIPP

GOLD BAR TO FELLOW
PEOPLE: Gold Award, Sliver Award, Bronze Award

2005 AIPP National

2 Silver Awards
WEDDING: Gold Award, Silver Distinction

2005 NSW State

PORTRAIT: 2 Sliver Distinctions, 2 Silver Awards

2005 NZIPP

PEOPLE: Silver Award, 2 Bronze Awards

2004 AIPP National

PORTRAIT: 3 Silver Awards

2004 NZPPA

WEDDING: Silver Award

2004 NSW State

PORTRAIT: 4 Silver Awards
WEDDING: Silver Award

2003 AIPP National

WINNER MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
WINNER HIGHEST SCORING PRINT
WINNER HIGHEST SCORING MONOCHROME PRINT
WINNER HIGHEST SCORING PRINT- PORTRAIT CONTEMPORARY
PORTRAIT: 2 Gold Distinctions, Silver Distinction

2003 NZPPA

WINNER HIGHEST SCORING PRINT- BLACK AND WHITE
PEOPLE: Silver Award, 2 Bronze Awards
BLACK AND WHITE: Silver Award, Bronze Award
STILL LIFE: Bronze Award

2003 NSW State

PORTRAIT: 3 Silver Awards
ILLUSTRATIVE: 3 Silver Awards

2002 AIPP National

WEDDING: 4 Silver Awards
GOLD BAR TO MASTERS

2002 NSW State

WEDDING: Silver Award

2001 AIPP National

PORTRAIT: Silver Award

2001 NSW State

PORTRAIT: Silver Award

2000 AIPP National

WEDDING: Silver Distinction, 2 Silver Awards

1999 NZIPP National

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
FELLOW (Industry’s highest award attainable)
WEDDING: 2 Gold Awards
PORTRAIT: 2 Silver Awards

1999 AIPP National

MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
PORTRAIT: Gold Award
LANDSCAPE: Gold Award
WEDDING: Silver Distinction Award
ILLUSTRATIVE: Silver Distinction Award

1998 AIPP National

PORTRAIT: 4 Silver Awards

NZIPP National

LANDSCAPE: Gold Award
PORTRAIT: 2 Silver Awards
SELF-COMMISSIONED: Silver Award

1997 NZIPP National

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY
PORTRAIT: Gold Award, 3 Silver Awards
COMMERICAL: Gold Award, 3 Silver Awards
SELF-COMMISSIONED: 4 Silver Award

1996 AIPP National

PORTRAIT: 2 Silver Awards

1996 NZIPP National

WEDDING: Silver Award
PORTRAIT: 3 Silver Awards

1996 NSW State

WEDDING: Silver Award
PORTRAIT: 3 Silver Awards

1995 NZIPP National

WEDDING: Gold Award
PORTRAIT: 3 Silver Awards