Meet the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year judges

With time almost up for entering New Zealand's biggest amateur photography competition, D-Photo would like to introduce the judges who have the exciting task of assessing your images. Emma BassThis year's Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition will be judged by leading professional photographers Emma Bass, Mike Hollman and Harry Janssen.

Emma Bass is a highly regarded commercial and fine art photographer who has shot for many of New Zealand's leading magazines as well as exhibiting her own personal projects through the country. She has shot editorial for the likes of Life & Leisure, Good, Taste, NZ House & Garden, Next, and Fashion Quarterly. She has also created portraits of some of the country's biggest celebrities, including Denise L’estrange Corbet, Lucy Lawless, Jonah Lomu, Keisha Castle-Hughs and Peter Jackson.

You can hear Emma speaking about her photography practice at this year's Image Nation conference, or, if you can't make that event, check out her interview with D-Photo's Point-Shoot blog about her exhibition, Imperfect.

Mike HollmanMike Hollman is an award-winning professional photographer specialising in travel, architectural, fine art and landscape photography. His career has taken him around the world, shooting for local and international clients, producing four photo books and a series of annual photography calendars, and publishing work in books and magazines.

Mike currently holds the title of Professional Travel Photographer of the Year with the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) and was recently inducted as a New Zealand Nikon Ambassador.

Harry Janssen is professional photographer renowned for his proficiency across a wide array of photographic disciplines. He runs Auckland's Red Zebra studio and offers a diverse range of services including studio Harry Janssenportraits, commercial location work, retouching, graphic design and photographic education. In 2011 he was named NZIPP Auckland Photographer of the Year and was a finalist in the most recent contest for New Zealand Photographer of the Year.

Harry is currently exhibiting a beautiful collection of his landscape works as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, click here for more details.

This prestigious group will assemble next week at UCOL's new Institute of Commercial Photography in Newmarket to decide the champions of this year's Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year awards. The winners will be announced in a special edition of  D-Photo, on sale July 14.

You have until 5pm, Friday, June 13 to submit your entries and be in to win a share of over $14,500 worth of prizes up for grabs, see here for details.