Ollie Dale Selected To Represent NZ From Judges All Over The Planet

Friday 29 January 2016, 12:02PM
By Beckie Wright

Ollie Dale, photographer, video maker and film-maker of Virtually Famous fame, is thrilled to announce that he was selected to represent New Zealand from judges all around the world who are all amazing photographers. The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. A Governing Committee (from seven different countries) has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography) and AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). 

Almost 500 images were evaluated and scored by judges from more than 20 countries and they have expressed their sincere appreciation to all the judges for their amazing dedication and effort: These judges included:

AUSTRALIA, Ian Poole, AUSTRIA, Horst Stasny, BELGIUM, Jos Verhoogen, CANADA, Tracey Harper, CINA, Zhou Shengjun, CZECH REPUBLIC, Jan Pohribny, FINLAND, Tiina Haring, IRELAND, Neil Warner, ITALY, Corrado Poli, JAPAN, Yasutaka Kajiyama, MEXICO, Zony Maya, NEW ZEALAND, Ollie Dale, PHILIPPINES, Jose Alberto C. Tanedo, PORTUGAL, Carlos Marques, RUSSIA, Alexander Nasonov, SINGAPORE, Matthew Tan, SLOVAKIA, Stano Mihalik, SOUTH KOREA, Hong Sung Min, SPAIN, Josu Izarra García, UNITED KINGDOM, Bryn Griffiths, USA, Helen Yancy.

 The “top ten” finalists in each category will be announced at Imaging USA, in January 2016. The gold, silver and bronze medallists will be announced at Villa da Feira, Portugal and the World Photographic Cup recognizing the top TEAM entry (won by the USA team at both first and second edition) will be shipped to Portugal, for the WPC Awards Ceremony 2016 which will be held on March 14th, 2016.

 WPC Awards Ceremony

 “Portugal is honoured to host the winners’ announcement of the third edition of this prestigious competition”, said Rui Teixeira, President of APPImagem. “We are looking forward to meeting and celebrating with winners and representatives of the teams and associations. The Portuguese convention will be a fantastic event, embellished by amazing international speakers (all lecturers will have simultaneous translation), furthermore celebrated with a worldwide ceremony, and an amazing social program. We wait for you all!”

 All the submitted photographs will be available for viewing on the WPC website in a very few days. Check at .

The “top ten” images in each category will be announced and shown at Imaging USA ( in Atlanta, on January 11, 2016, and circulated after that.

Medallists and winners will be announced later.

For more information on Virtually Famous and (the now even more famous) Ollie Dale, please go to .