*Amanda Cotton was Awarded: 3rd place in Nature - Underwater category for the winning entry "Sailfish On The Hunt"
*Amanda Cotton was awarded an Honorable Mention in Nature - Wildlife category for the winning entry "Feeding Whale Shark"
Amanda Cotton, Professional Photographer specializing in underwater and travel imagery. As an avid scuba diver and dive instructor, my goal is to help the general public embrace the beauty below the waves, in hopes that with awareness comes concern. The conservation and preservation of this ecosystem is of the highest priority to me. While I enjoy owning and operating a conservation minded design/media company A COTTON PHOTO Creative Works, LLC, I am thrilled to be working with other like-minded organizations that truly care about our planet and ALL of it's inhabitants. I am quite honored to have been the recipient of many awards including several from the International Photographers Awards (IPA), Celebrate The Sea, Underwater Photography Annual Awards, and many others. Currently I write for Ocean Geographic Magazine covering environmental and marine conservation issues and am Gallery Editor for Shark Savers, a non profit shark conservation organization dedicated to bringing awareness, education and action toward protecting one of the oceans most misunderstood animals, the shark.
The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography. IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
International Photography Awards