The U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards is an international competition to recognize the creative talent of young equestrians under the age of 25 in the following five categories: photography, blogging, art and design, entrepreneurship, and video production.
Ten finalists per category were selected by Heels Down Media. As a part of the judging process, the HDM U25 Award Winners are determined by a panel of expert judges (75% of the final score) and a public vote (25% of the final score). The winner of each category being determined by the highest combined score from the public vote and the expert panel decision.
The winner of the U25 Equestrian Creativity Awards for the Photography category is….
Andree-Anne is a self-taught photographer who has developed two photography businesses, one focusing on portraits and the other as a horse show photographer. In addition to managing two businesses, Andree-Anne is also a student who is pursuing her degree in business.
Our judges said…
Unique and creative art expression.
Excellent understanding of timing.
Nice use of backlighting.
Good variety of technical and creative ability.
“I absolutely love the high-key first image! That is a skill unto itself. The dead space is totally devoid of detail. The curving leading line of the neck and the stunning braids are beautiful.”
Andree-Anne will receive a full page featuring their work in an issue of Heels Down Magazine, an opportunity to contribute to Heels Down Media and a portfolio free for a year on the Equestrian Creative Network.