Continuing D-Photo's online coverage of this year's Iris Professional Photography Awards, we are proud to present the winning images in the Overseas Photographer of the Year, Highest Scoring Entry Award, and Rookie Photographer of the Year 2014.
Overseas Photographer of the Year: Paul Hoelen
Tasmanian-based photographer Paul Hoelen has taken the Overseas Photographer of the Year award for a second time (first being in 2012). This year he found success with a serious of beautiful aerial landscape images in both the Illustrative and Landscape categories.
Highest Scoring Entry: Catherine Cattanach
This terrifically emotive portrait by Wellington's Catherine Cattanach scored an unprecedented 99 points at the competition. The live judging process resulted in an amazing, emotional discussion between the judges and a room significantly lacking in dry eyes.
Rookie Photographer of the Year: Anthony Turnham
The inaugural winner of the new Rookie Photographer of the Year Award, given to the best-scoring first-time Iris entrant, is Christchurch wedding photographer, Anthony Turnham.
You can follow all of D-Photo's coverage of both the Iris Awards and the Infocus photography conference here.