Winners of Event Photography Awards 2019 unveiled

Ceremony was held at No. 4 Hamilton Place and picked winning entries from 100 shortlisted photographs across 12 categories.

Winner of the Venues category -  The Sun by Floris Heuer
Winner of the Venues category - The Sun by Floris Heuer

The winners of the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 (EPAs) were unveiled yesterday during an awards evening at No.4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair.

The overall winner came from the Private Events category: Multi-tasking by Andrew Billington.

Multi-tasking by Andrew Billington

The two runners-up were: Legends Stairway Brief by Deb Porter, from the Behind The Scenes category, which shows waiting staff sat on the stairs for a briefing prior to an event in The Long Room at Lords, and Cultural Events category winner, Boardmasters, by last year’s overall winner, Andrew Whitton.

Legends Stairway Brief by Deb Porter

Matt Chung picked up the inaugural Portfolio award for his entries in the highly-competitive Venues category, three of which were shortlisted.

Other categories included Catering (new this year), Corporate Events & Conferences, Experiential Events & Brand Activations, Music Events, Trade Shows, and Weddings. Over 30 well-known faces from the events industry judged the EPAs, including editors of industry magazines.

Boardmasters, by Andrew Whitton

Now in its sixth year, the EPAs were founded by Philip Atkins, managing director of staffing agency, Off To Work, and this year’s sold out awards event welcomed 250 guests viewing nearly 100 shortlisted photographs across 12 categories.

"The events industry needs great photography not only to sell itself, but also to amplify the impact and thereby the validity of events," said Philip Atkins, EPA founder & MD, Off To Work.

"The EPAs celebrate the often unsung work of the photographers that capture the energy and essence of events, along with all the elements that go into producing successful events, from to behind-the-scenes production and the venues where they are held, to the catering and the staff that serve it."

Andrew Whitton, runner-up in 2019 and overall winner in 2018 added: "Events, whatever size or budget, rely on strong imagery and these awards prove that everyone involved in putting on a show is as important as the rest. Many things and people go unnoticed, but our photographs wouldn’t be the same without them."

Summit by Noah Goodrich won the Corporate category

Brushbeard by Benjamin Arthur won the Tradeshows and Exhibitions category

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