Black & White Spider Awards™| Acceptance Speeches

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Acceptance Speeches

RED CARPET

Acceptance Speeches

Gala night is the red carpet moment when viewers can experience the dazzling allure of the Photoshow. Winners and nominees send their red carpet acceptance speeches live throughout the online proceedings.

Read what the winners and nominees had to say on black & white photography’s biggest night of the year.

 

Acceptance Speeches

What an honor to get 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in the People category!! Thank you! - Christy McDonald

I am truly honoured on being a Nominee at the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards in Architectural and Abstract categories. To receive the commendation of such a distinguished jury is praise indeed - and I hope to be able to put their guidance to good use in my submissions for next year's competition, using the jury's other winning selections as examples of the best of modern photography. - Helen Zakhtser

Thank you so much for being a Winner of 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in Fashion and winning a Honorable Mention in Silhouette, as well as Nominee in Architectural. This is truly an honor and I thank all of the judges for their greatly appreciated recognition. My congratulations to all Winners and Nominees.- Marek Hajkovsky

This was the first time I submitted my images to black and white spider awards, and I feel very great receiving 3 nominee awards at the first time, thanks a lot for those who voted for me, it feels really great! Now I'm just looking forward to come up with better work next year. - Rag Patel

I really appreciate the recognition of my presented photographic work for the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards with the Honorable Mention in People. I am very honored and I would like to thank to the jury and organization for this prize.- Celestino Arce

Really chuffed to be a Nominated Finalist with my image There's a pheasant in my fridge (what am I gonna do) in the Still Life category /Professional level. This is my second consecutive year of receiving recognition Yay! and my first in the Pro categories. Last year, after literally a last minute sprint to the deadline , I was over the moon to receive a 2nd place - Merit of Excellence Award (Still life) and 3 Nominated Finalist Awards (Fine Art/Architecture/People categories). Many thanks to the judges & the Award team. Such a great acknowledgement and real incentive to keep doing the biz and stretching myself. Soo proud to be standing alongside so many amazing photographers! Thank you all!- Val Kelly, UK

?First of all I would like to thank my? models and make up artist! I cannot take all my pictures without you! <3 I'll like to thank all members of the jury for 3rd place in Nude category (amateur) and for two Honorable Mentions! I was speechless. This is a great honor for me and it gives me strength and inspiration for future work. Now I know that my photography makes sense. Thank you so much!- Iwona Aleksandrowicz

Thank you so much for awarding my work with three Nominees and two Honorable Mentions in Sport. I'm very honoured and excited. Congratulations to all winners!- Paulina Olszak, Poland

Thank you very much for the nominations in the Abstract, Fine Art and Silhouette categories. Many thanks to the Black & White Spider Awards team, all the Judges and huge congrats to all the winners and nominees.- EJ An

Just got back home and opened my inbox and was so excited to learn about my 25 nominations and one Honorable Mention at this year's Black and White Spider Awards. Just looked through all the photos in the gallery and I'm so honored to be included in this great pool of talent. Congrats to everyone and thanks so much to the judges for supporting my photography!- Amy Siqveland

Thank you so much for the nomination in Silhouette/professional category. It is an incredible feeling to be recognized by honorable panel of judges and to have my image displayed along such an amazing body of work from all over the world.- Anastasia Gorbunova

Many and many thanks for Honorable Mention in Fashion category for the image Argonauts, and for Nominations in Fine Art and People categories for Post No Bill and Band! What great news! Congratulations to all nominees in all categories, it is a true honor for me to be among such a talented, wonderful artists. Thank you again to all! To organizers of this wonderful competition, to jury members, to sponsors, to all participants! Thank you to my family, to my friends, to all those I love and respect with all my heart!- Oleg Volovik

Thanks for being selected in Architecture Professional with Honorable Mention! I'm glad to be on board.- Matteo Cirenei

First of all I would like to thank my family and friends for helping me to create this picture. Without their help I couldn't have created this idea. I also want want to thank all the voters and the jury and last but not least, of course, the Spider Awards for giving me this opportunity.- Patrick Jonas

I want to thank you for the appointment, I was speechless, I got excited a lot. Shivers of awe and almost tears. Thank you for the work you do. I thank each juror who liked this photo. I hope I have transmitted what I saw: beautiful nature to discover and appreciate, peace, love for the things that God has done and makes. Thank God for everything. Thanks to my wife who believed in me in this difficult path and fantastic photography. Thank you to the staff who work hard.- Toni Sergio Carbone, Italy

Being a nominee is quite an honor and I’m humbled to be in the company of such impressive photographers. The images of past Black & White Spider Awards nominees and winners acted as inspiration for me and I’m proud to join this group.- Matthew DeZee

I'd like to thank all the members of the jury for choosing me as a Honorable Mention of the Nature category. It is such an honor. I would also like to thank all the reviewers who helped me to achieve this work. Lastly, I would like to thank my family and friends for their unending support. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.- Sébastien Bulenger

Thank you so much for both the Nomination & Honourable Mention of my image Carbon Copy from the Children of the World category! It is amazing to be selected alongside the amazing photographic works included in this category. Thank you so much.- Suzanne Taylor

I am very grateful that they have considered that my image has the necessary values to be part of the selected group and a great satisfaction to be inside this prestigious contest that unites people through a simple camera. Although for me this is a hobby that I practice for a long time ago, it is always good that from time to time you recognize and value the work done. This is another incentive to try to continue evolving in the art of photography.- Alfonso de Cruz

A huge heartfelt thank you for honoring my work with two Honorable Mentions and another four Nominated. I am most grateful to be included. Congratulations to the winners in all categories, your work is outstanding and very inspirational.- Susan Greeff, South Africa

Fantastic news, absolutely delighted to have received 3 nominations in the amateur categories Architectural, Nature and People. Many thanks to the jury and to the organisers at Spider who continue to support this craft. Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part, see you in 2017.- Åke Alm

Thank you so much for one Honorable Mention (Silhouette/Amateur) and for the Nomination of four pictures (Silhouette, Fine Art and Still Life). Congratulation to all winners.- Anita Schiedeck

I am honored that one of my images was chosen to be among so many amazing portraits. It encourages me to keep capturing and editing images. Mil Gracias.- Sara Schmidt

Greetings, I am so thrilled to be included in this year's winners. Spider always has the most compelling images.- Marilyn Maxwell

This is incredible. Thank you for the nominations this year. I am very humbled to be included in such an incredible group of photographers.- Carolyn Knorr

All I can say is that I'm honored to have been recognized by this organization... and to be a Nominee a the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. Thank you so much.- Gloria Golden

A huge thank you to the Judges and the Spider Awards team for my Honorable Mention and Nomination in the Fashion category. A Lovely Surprise! Thank you and best wishes.- Suzy Corby, Spain

Thank you so much for nominating 3 of my pictures in Architectural. It is very motivating and I am honoured! Thanks again.- Michael Heissner, Hamburg, Germany

Just found out that two more of my photos were nominated; Old Capitol Columns in the Fine Art-Professional Category, and Are You Following Me in the Wildlife-Professional Category. I am proud to have my work recognized by the jurors and thank them for this honor. I also would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners of this year’s competition. I am proud to be among such a talented group of artists. Looking forward to the 12th Annual Spider Awards.- Harvey A. Duze

Thank you for the great news about my awards for the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. I received an Honorable Mention in Nature, and was a Nominee in Silhouette. Being ranked among other truly talented photographers is truly an honor.- Kimara Wilhite

I am truly honored and somewhat startled to be recognized with three nominations in three categories (People, Silhouette and Still Life). I have spent a good part of the day looking at those images nominated and the winners in the various categories. I could not have been more impressed with those chosen and singled out. Thank you so much for the recognition and I look forward to participating again in the next Spider Awards. Congratulations to all those who participated and special congratulations to all those who received awards.- Wayne Thornbrough

I would like to say a big thank you for the Honorable Mention in the category of Nudes at the Black and White Spider Awards. I feel very honored and privileged to be part of the Black and White Spider Awards and in the company of some of the best photographers in the world! It has taken me totally by surprise but it is a wonderful surprise and I feel very lucky and thrilled. Once again, thank you to the White Spider Photographic Awards and to all the judges for your vote of confidence.- Colette Standish

Thank you so much for awarding my work and for the three Nominees. It is a great Honor to see my picture awarded and pleasure to see all top class awarded works. Thank a lot and keep on doing great Job! Greetings from Hamburg!- Sandra Hoever

Thank you very much for nominating my image under Children of the world, Amateur, category. I am truly honoured to be nominated and be presented amongst such amazing photographers from all over the world! Thanks to the Jury and Congratulations to all the Winners.- Bindu Chandan, India

It is with delight that I learned of my success in this years's award for fine art photography. To have three of my multiple exposure landscapes selected gives me the confidence to develop this work further. Thank you so much!- Caroline Fraser ARPS

Thank you very much for my nomination and Honourable Mention. I was very surprised and honoured to be nominated in Professional Portrait. Can't believe it!- Mauro Moschetta

It is a great honor for me to receive a 2nd place in the Nature category (amateur), an Honorable Mention and four nominees. Thanks to the jury and to the Spider Awards team!- Rosario Civello

Thank you very much, Spider Awards Team and the judges for my nominations in Fine Art and Silhouette Amateur categories! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!- Irina Spagnolo, Russia.

Thank you very much for nominating my image under Children of the World, Amateur category. I am truly honoured to be nominated and be presented amongst such amazing photographers from all over the world! Thanks to the Jury and Congratulations to all the Winners.- Bindu Chandan, India

Thank you Spider Awards for my nomination for my image ‘Champagne and Polo’ in your amateur people category. I am coming to you from the UK - I am delighted to have been chosen amongst such a talented group of creatives from around the world. Thanks also to my husband Mark who gives me the confidence, support and love I need to do what I do.- Lorraine Poole, UK

Thank you so much for awarding my work HM and for the three Nominees. It is a great Honor to see my picture awarded and pleasure to see all top class awarded works. Thank a lot and keep on doing great Job! Greetings from Slovakia!- Peter Svoboda

Thank you for selecting 3 of my images for Nominee status! I am pleased and honored to once again be included in such a fine array of extraordinary images by so many talented artists. Congratulations to all!!- Janice Tieken, USA

A very happy person here in The Hague, the Netherlands! It is an honour for me to be selected 3 times as a nominee in my first participation ever on an official award, woehee! Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all winners and nominees!- Sandra Uittenbogaart

Thank you very much for the great news. I am thrilled and very proud to have a photograph of mine alongside the work of other photographers whose work I greatly admire. There are so many inspiring images and creativity in great depth. I hope the event goes from strength to strength.- John Erwin

Thank you very much for two nominations in the Abstract and Nature categories. This is a wonderful honour. Thank you to the judges and congratulations to all the winners.- Sheila P Morrison, Canada

Having entered five pictures into this year's Spider Awards and having seen the very high quality of all the nominated images I was really honoured to have received two nominations - one in the Silhouette category and one in still life. Thank you to the judging panel for this great accolade.- Dave Thrower

It is truly humbling and an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious international competition as the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. As an amateur photographer for many years this gives me great encouragement to continue pursuing the craft. I know why I photograph. I am happy when friends want copies of my prints to hang on their walls. This recognition gives credibility to and affirms their judgment. Thank you for your acknowledgment.- Bill Rosenberg

I'd like to thank the entire crew from the Spider Awards for a truly professional job once again. Being a Nominee for Still Life for my image of Moments In Time is very special to me and seeing so many great artist work is the best. I can't wait for next year! Peace & good health to all.- Terence Kneale

Thank you so much! I'm thrilled and humbled to be included in such prestigious company, among fellow photographers with their stunning images. It is truly an honor and a privilege to be included in the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards.- DeAnne Warner, USA

The calibre of work in this competition is phenomenal. I am honoured to be a nominee amongst these greats. Very inspiring. Thank you.- Susan Kerr

I am so thrilled and honored to receive an Honorable Mention and four Nominations in this year's awards! Wow! I am ecstatic and thank you all so much. Congratulations to all winners! Keep up the good work!- Marian Rubin

I am glad to have reached finals in this international competition and pleased to see 4 of my submissions progress further. This mark reinforces the passion and possibilities around this. Thanks for all the people who inspire, compete and win around me.- Kumkum Prakash Selvaraju, India

I am grateful to the Black & White Spider Awards for 7 nominations and an Honorable Mention in Abstract - it is such an honor to be recognized among such incredible talent from around the world. Wishing all my fellow artists success and prosperity in the coming year.- Bowman Ashe

Honoured to be nominated in People and Nature for these Awards. Thank you so much for the consideration and see you next year! The body of work is outstanding and very proud to be amongst all of the amazing work! Well done all..- Garry Wapshott

I am thrilled to have been awarded an Honourable Mention in Sport (amateur category) and to also receive 5 nominees in Abstract, People and Fine Art.- Michael J Locke

Thank you for your nomination of my 3 photographs. I am very happy to be selected.- Kenzaburo Fukuhara

With great pleasure and feeling honoured I noted the nomination of one of my works in the Nature/Professionals category. Being this time the only nominee in the Nature category from Finland, I am also glad that this comes in time for the upcoming 100th birthday of Finland. My best wishes and congratulations extend to all my fellow photographers and especially the winners, with great respect for their outstanding work!- Dietmar Tallroth, Helsinki, Finland

This is great! I am very happy and honored to be nominated with 2 photos in the category Fine Art, Professional. My gratitude to the jury, the organization and of course to the actors who dared to believe in my staged film noir project! This recognition gives me fresh energy to create new work. Thank you very much! - Robert van der Ree, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Surprise, elation and gratitude were the mixed emotions upon hearing about the award. Thank you! I'm glad that the panel of expert judges found something notable in a few of the photos that, so far, only me, family and a few friends have enjoyed. An Honorable Mention is the perfect pat on the back but still enough of a prod to aim for higher artistic and technical quality.- Robert Finkelhor

I am very happy for the Honorable Mention in CHILDREN OF THE WORLD. I am gratified by this recognition, which leads me to cultivate and enhance my passion and my love for photography. Thank you very much!- Chiara Boschi

It is a great honor to be one of the winners in the pro fashion category. Congratulations to the winners who submitted original and memorable work. Thanks to the jury and the Spider Awards team. From Paris with love!- Marco Adriano Pirrone

Thank you very much for my nomination. For me it is a great honor to be nominated in this important competition. Thanks also all the photographers for the great work done.- Edu Bosch, Spain

I am proud to have received three nominations (amateur, abstract, people and architectural) and be among the winners in People with one of my photos. For the first time I participate in the black & white spiders awards contest and I was astonished of the results achieved. Thank you very much for the opportunity!!!- Roberto Messina

Is really a sweet pleasure to be selected once again. The 10th show I was a nominee and I was feeling excited. I continue to polish my architectural skill and was surprised to be awarded Honourable and Nominee award, twice! The juries decision gives me more confidence in my photography visual. Warmest congrats to the remaining winners, and thank you Spider Award for this platform.- Ricky Gui, Singapore

Thank you Spider Awards for the great honor of 2nd place and another honorable mention in the category of Fine Art! The appreciation of my work by the renowned jury members means a lot to me, and I am very impressed by the great company of the fantastic photographers that entered the awards. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!- Astrid Verhoef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thank you for appreciating my work. I am thrilled to share my way of seeing the world and glad that my visual language reaches other minds. - Vera Frei, Basel, Switzerland

A very pleasant surprise to find out that four of my pictures have nominated this year, thanks again!- Piers Golden

When I woke up I saw 4 Nominations, one Honorable Mention and an Outstanding Achievement on top. What a beautiful black and white day. I’m very honored. Many thanks for this wonderful appreciation.- Koen Van Damme

WOW!! It was with great excitement and humility when I read the email that two of my photos were nominated in their respective categories. I appreciate the judges on their awarding my photos with high marks. There are lot of great photographers out there and to have ones photos reach the upper echelon is truly humbling and an honor. Thank You.- Rainer Quesada

I am honored and thrilled to be selected as a nominee in the Portraits category (Professional) and to be showcased in the winners virtual gallery. Looking forward to participate in the next Annual Spider Awards. Thanks.- Vigneshwaran Bupathy, Chennai, India

It means a lot to me to get an honorable mention for the photo September in the Nature (professional) class. Thanks to the jury - and congrats to all the winners and nominees in the contest. Your work is an inspiration! And thanks to the Spider Awards team for a great event.- Sverker Johansson

Thank you. It's great to know that my art gets recognition, and my point of view is seen and appreciated.- Asher Moyal

I am happy and proud of the recognition awarded this year at the eleventh edition of the Black & White Spider Awards. Recognition that repeats and renews the joy for the prestigious results achieved even in past in this competition. So, again, thank you very much!- Roberto De Mitri

Thank you so much for choosing this image, I'm very happy to be amongst such beautiful work. All the best from London.- Paula Rae Gibson

I consider it to be an honor to be listed as a winner among so many other great photographers who have won awards here. Thank you to the judges for selecting my entry!- Kevin Vandivier

Thank you for this Fantastic award... this could not have been achieved without my wife's sharp eye, my children waking up at 5am and My Father bringing my entire extended family to the majestic land of Alaska.- Jonathan Dann

Thanks for my nomination. It is a great honor for me to be nominated on this valuable and important competition. Thanks also everybody for the amazing photos I have seen here.- Federico Janni

I am humbled and honored to have been in such great company. I put a lot into creating my images before I even bring the camera to bear. To be recognized in this way is extremely gratifying. Saying thank you for this honor does not seem sufficient but it is all I have in my current vocabulary. - Burt Crapo

Thank you Spider Awards Jury for having honored all my 3 submissions with awards! These recognitions mean so much to us photographers, amateurs and professionals. Congratulations to all participants and winners.- Elisabeth Murray, Miami, USA

It is a great honor for me to receive a third place and an honorable mention, thank you very much! Congratulations to the rest of the winners !!! greetings from Spain.- Miguel Cabezas, Spain

It was a stunning pleasure to discover one of my submitted works becoming a winner Honor of Distinction 3rd place in professional nude category, above the 5 others nominated works. Thanks a lot to the Jury for their decision, becoming now a support to me for such long and hard work into film photography creations. I am very honored to figure as a winner in your competition. Have a great future. - Fabien Queloz, Switzerland

Great to get a nomination in the People Category (Professional). It's always such a high standard and an inspiring body of work, so am honoured to be mentioned alongside some of the world’s best photographers.- Jonny Thompson

It is an honour to get a nomination, thank you. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees in all the categories - your work is in inspiration. Also, congratulations and thank you to the Spider Awards team for yet a great event.- Ulla Jensen

I want to thank my psychic for recognizing my talent and encouraging me to continue and my therapist for convincing me not to end it all when the future seemed bleak. On a more serious note, I want to thank the other image-makers for allowing me to share the limelight with them. My images: Tea Bearer was selected as nominee for Children of the World and Dancer was the nominee in the category of Fine Art.- Ellin Pollachek

Really glad and honoured to have had all three of my images chosen as nominees in a such respected competition! Congratulations to all winners and participants in the contest.- Konstantinos Oikonomou, Greece

It a great honour to get nominated amongst the masters of the art. :) Delighted to be a part of this phenomenal ceremony. Overwhelmed to see work from all around the world and getting acknowledged just next to them.- Prathamesh Dixit, India

Hi! It's a great pleasure to participate in an event of this magnitude and an honor to be among the winners. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, as well as the The Spider Awards team!- Jober Costa, Brazil

Thanks for choosing my work for the contest. It is a great honor for me and I'm very excited right now. It was a great show indeed, thanks to all the photographers and staff that are doing their job on the best side to respect photography and to bring the important stories to the world. It's a huge honor to take place in this contest and to see all the photos from around the world give you the passion to keep on going and take new photos.- Amir Lavon

I'm so proud to see I achieved the third place in People category, I'm honoured to be selected in honorable mentions with another photo!!!! Thank You so much!!!!- Roberto Alessandrini

Thank you, I am very honoured and thrilled to have had 3 works chosen as a Nominee in Professional Fine Art & Portrait. My congratulations to all the other amazing Nominees and winners for their inclusion in the Black & White Spider 11th Awards.- Marjorie Lord, Mount Isa, Australia

I am very humbled to be surrounded by such amazing images and so grateful to have received an Honourable Mention in the Silhouette category. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners for such an outstanding show. Thank you to Spider Awards to provide this inspiring platform.- Alessandro Rogna, UK

I feel honored to have had my 6 photos nominated for awards in different categories, with the photo The New Being receiving Honorable Mention. It is the third consecutive year with good placements (having already obtained a second place) and this makes me very happy because I am aware of the global importance of these awards! Thanks to Spider Awards 2016 jury!- Paul Mittelman, Brazil

I'm honoured that my images have been Nominees and Honorable Mention in the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards.- Madiha Abdo

Thanks for the nominations again ! Architecture and landscapes are my favorite things to capture so I'm very pleased with them ! Congratulations to all winners too.- Steven Massart, Belgium

Thanks, I am very pleased to see that I have 2 of my images in the nominee list. This is my second year I am competing in this prestigious international competition. Keep up the good work. I congratulate everyone who had a successful entry especially my Maltese colleagues.- Keith Ellul, Malta

Thanks. I am very happy and extremely honored to receive an honorable mention in the category People (Professional)! Plus receiving 2 nominations in Still Life. Thank you all from the 11th Black & White Spider Awards, and congratulations to all the photographers of the World! I am very happy that my passions come together in this nominations. BIrthphotography and gardening.- Jos Verhoogen, Belgium

Lovely surprise for me to be included in the list of Nominees in the Category Wildlife for Amateurs! Very glad to see the Judges liked the picture as much as I myself, do.- Colmar Wocke

It never ceases to amaze me the calibre of photography that is displayed at the Black & White Spider Awards. I am honored to have two Nominations and one Honorable Mention in Still Life and feel like I have stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the best in the world. Thanks to all the judges and the staff of the Black & White Spider Awards for showcasing such awesome talent! - Paul Crampton, Ontario, Canada

Thank you, I am surprised and honored for the award. Congratulations to all winners! And thanks to the jury.- Gerd Kufner, Germany

I have always succeeded (prizes and honored) as an amateur photographer in the winner section of Spider Awards. This year I have changed my title for professional photographer. Not because I am, but for challenge. and Yes, thank you, I received Honor of Distinction in Abstract-Professional category and for the Honorable Mentions awards in People/Children-Professional!!! Thank you for the Team of Black and White Spider Awards and of course thanks to all the Judges for this amazing huge work you have done again!!! Congratulations to all the professional and amateur PHOTOGRAPHERS of the World !!! Good to be in this group!!!- Beatrix Jourdan, Senegal

Thanks so much for the two nominations in Nature and Silhouette categories. Very honoured and pleased to be featured amongst such great work.- Steve Cheetham

Extremely pleased to see I've received the 3rd prize in Architecture and on top of that 3 nominations. Thanks so much jury of the Spider Awards!!- Patrick van Dam, Singapore

It was a very pleasant surprise waking up on this snowy Norwegian Sunday morning to find that I had won 1st place in Spider awards Wildlife - Amateur!! This is a great inspiration for getting out, regardless the weather, and take more photos! Big thanks to the judges for recognizing my work!- Joachim Meinich Andreassen

Wow! i sent 5 pictures in 5 categories - and all 5 were nominated! This is a good way to start a day. Thank you very much!- Rudi Neumaier

I love the Black and White Spider Awards. Thanks again for the encouragement and support. Nominee for People. So appreciated.- Shairon Paterson

Thank you for all the Prizes and Honorable Mentions that I've been awarded in Advertising, Fashion and Nude category. I'm especially proud to have been chosen for Honor of Distinction as professional Photographer of the Year! When it comes to photography, I see in black&white and I think in black&white. I’ve chosen this monochromatic path of career a long time ago and promised myself to be consistent with it. Your appreciation of my work is a confirmation that I've made the right choice. Thank you! Congratulations to all the winners and participants.- Szymon Brodziak

What a night! :-) all my photographs in nominations and one honorable mention. The level of all photographs is terrific this year! Congratulation to all the winners. Their works are impressive!- Michele Abrjola, Italy

Thanks to the judges who have honored me with an Honorable Mention and a Nomination, I am very happy and I send greetings to all the photographers who participated.- Claudio Bonaccorsi

I congratulate the winners and nominees! Thank you for the two nominations.- Jacek Labedzki

Honoured yet again to have featured amongst the honours - lovely Honorable Mention award from a capture I always believed in! Big Well Done to all the BW Spider Awards Team and of course the judges. Cheers from Malta! - Domenic Aquilina

Thank you for the honor of receiving a Merit of Excellence and an Honorable Mention including 10 Nominations. Every year the bar is raised so all winners should receive their due recognition and congratulations. Those who judged these wonderful entries should be commended as well.- Bernard Werner

What a wonderful surprise to have 7 pictures nominated in this fantastic show. I am really honoured. Thank you very much to all the judges and organisers for all their hard work to make this competition happen. Congratulation to all who have won the awards. The work displayed is absolutely amazing and inspiring. Thank you very much, Black and White Spider Awards.- Vanda Ralevska, London, UK

Thank you. Honored and thrilled for two Wildlife nominations as Amateur. Congratulations to all Winners.- Beatrice Yoder-Leyba, Atlanta, USA

Thanks to the judges. I know from experience how tough these events are to judge. Honoured to have four nominations. Amazed to have won the Pro Silhouette category!! Thanks for liking my image so much, patience for the right moment paid off this time around. Thanks again!- Ady Kerry

I watch from Frankfurt, Germany. Congratulations to all winners. There a lot of fantastic photos. - Annette Engelbrecht

Wow! Best collection of work! Congratulations to the outstanding winners in both professional and amateur in all categories and to all at Spider Awards for the well organized event. A privilege to have 6 nominations Fine Art, Nature and People.- Steve Turner, Australia

Thank you so much, I'm glad to know that someone like and share my work.- Alejandra Campos

It is always a thrill & wonderful to be recognized for your work but to have been rewarded with 10 nominations, 2 Honorable Mentions, & 1 3rd Place by the judges of the Spider Awards is ESPECIALLY gratifying. Thank you so much to all the judges for this great honor. The quality of the photos submitted says a lot about the quality of this great contest. Congratulations to all the winners & to you all that make this possible. - Annie Katz

Hello from Portugal! I am very happy and extremely honored to receive an honorable mention in the category Silhoutte (Professional)! Plus receiving another nomination in Silhouette and one nomination in Photojournalism. Thank you all from the 11th Black & White Spider Awards, and congratulations to all the photographers of the World!- Pedro Noel da Luz

Congratulations to all of the photographers for their amazing work. I am honored that three of my photographs were FINE ART NOMINEES (Professional). Thank you to the jurors!- Kate Jordahl, California

It is with great enthusiasm and honor that I accept the Honorable Mention Award for my abandoned artistry fine art entitled, Pianist! Over the past several years I have been exploring and documenting the beauty of decaying buildings around the country. As model and photographer, I am reclaiming the past and authenticating the present before lost forever, as many structures continue to be demolished. I will treasure this recognition and award.- Candy Delaney

I entered one image in a category I would never think to enter...Sports. I look at all the nominees and I don't see my name... I go to my website and think what did I edit wrong to this image. Then I go back to the Spider Awards and look at the Winners page and there I am!! Wow what an honour!! Thank you Judges for recognizing my work!! - David Naman, Canadian Photographer

Appreciated the talent displayed in this year’s program. Honored to receive the nomination in Nature, and the four nominations in Wildlife. So pleased to receive an Honorable Mention in Wildlife for Apart.- Jill Snyder, Virginia, USA

Greetings from the city of Apatity, Murmansk region. I thank the organizers and the jury for a nomination in Children of the World (Amateur).- Nikolay Smolyak, Russia

Extremely honored and blessed this year with my Honorable Nomination in Wildlife and 4 nominations in Wildlife Thank you so much and congratulations to all the nominee and winners.- Louisa Paez Michelin

Hi from Germantown, Maryland. Just getting on line and found out that my entry Graffiti Railroad Bridge #2 was nominated in the Abstract-Professional category. I would like to thank the judges for this honor and congratulate all the other nominees and winners in this category.- Harvey A. Duze

Thank you Spider Awards & prestigious Jury, honored to receive a Merit of Excellence in Abstract and Honorable Mention in Advertising! A pleasure to view all winning images. - Lennette Newell

Thank you, Spider Awards, for the Honorable Mention for my Dead Forest photograph in the Nature category. I am thrilled that even though I submitted only one photograph, it was noticed by the jury among thousands of remarkable entries. - Sonia Melnikova-Raich, San Francisco

Sending Thanks from NYC for the Still Life Nomination!- Marie Kotschedoff

A very happy person here in The Hague, the Netherlands! (after more than two hours trying to refresh the website, but, yee, it was all worth it). It is an honour for me be selected twice as a nominee, in the still life as well as in the silhouette category. Besides, this was my first participation on an official award, woehee! Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all winners and nominees!- Sandra Uittenbogaart

Second Place, Amateur, Still Life: I rarely make my work public, so it's an especially wonderful honor to receive this recognition and to be among such fine imagery.- Chuck Nakell

What a wonderful day to have 8 of my images nominated it certainly lifted my day and spirits. Thank you to all the judges for the hard work that is put into this fantastic competition. I am really honoured to be among such wonderful photographers. Congratulations to all photographers who have received awards. Thank you Spider Awards.- Linda Cutche from New Zealand.

Hello from Toronto/Hamilton Ontario Canada. Many thanks to the judges, Michelle, Zoe and everyone at the Spider Awards for another great show. Honoured to receive an Honourable Mention and Nominations. Congratulations to the many fine photographers who entered and whose work will continue to inspire in the months to come. Cheers!- Neil Frederick Sharpe

Watching the show from Cyprus! I am extremely honored to receive an honorable mention in Fine Art and an Outstanding Achievement in Nature Category. I want to thank you for giving me such joy today! Thank you all!- Petros Nikolaides

watching from Graz, Austria- Thomas S.

It's such an honor for me receiving 3 nominations in the architectural and fine art category. Congratulations to all winners! - Anna Laudan, Hamburg, Germany

I am delighted to receive a Nominee award. It is a fabulous competition to be a part of and it is great to see black and white photos being showcased in this way. - Sam Nerrie, Australia

Thank you Spider Awards for nominating my two entries into the Amateur Architectural category. - Peter Ydeen

Greetings from Moldova!- Alex Litt

I am watching from the Washington DC area- Scott Pierson

Live here From Calgary Canada- Denis Jacques Gadbois

Watching from Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Good Luck Everyone!- Luke Gordon

Hi I'm watching in Ireland- William

I’m watching from Italy. I’m vary happy to be here with you. Congratulations to all photographers around the world! Congratulations to the winners. Good luck!- Luca Eugeni

Hello friends! - Mihai Chebac, Boston, USA

Hi there, This is Tim watching in Nottingham UK- Tim Elwood

Hello Spider Awards! Although I wasn't able to enter this year I am watching from north of Seattle, Washington, USA!!! Good luck to all!- Randy Mohr

I'm watching from a small village in England called Swanbourne about 50 miles North of London.- Dave Thrower

watching from Kiev Ukraine!- Valerii Tkachenko

i'm watching from Greece !!!- Ilias Varelas

Watching from the USA and wishing all the talented photographers who entered the BEST of luck!- Dianne Yudelson

Hi from Russia!!!- Alexander Varvarin

here from Italy.- Francesco Caso

Watching in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA! Enjoying the works and good luck to all! - Karen Michaels

Hello from The Canary Island (Spain), I am glad to be online tonight watching the show. I wish good luck to all the all participants of the contest!- Pedro Benítez, Canary Island (Spain)

I am overwhelmed and honoured to be one of the amateur winners from the 10th Edition from the Black & White Spider Awards. Nude 1st place and 2 times Honorable Mention and two nominees. And most of all, the 3rd place amateur Photographer of the year is overwhelming. I am very thankful to everyone who makes this big photo event possible! Special thanks to my model for her patience and to all the friends who support me in the past. I wish everyone who sent in their pictures an inspiring and beautiful photographic year. - Wim Sanders

It is a huge honor to be included in this wonderful competition and to receive a Merit of Excellence in the Fashion Category. It has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Sebastian Wuttke

Happy 10th Anniversary to the Spider Awards! Thank you for another phenomenal showcase of stellar black and white photography from around the world! I am honored and delighted to receive a 1st Place in Abstract, an honorable mention in Fashion and 14 nominations in 11 categories. Much appreciation to the esteem jurors for their time and expertise and a huge personal thank you to the dedicated Spider Awards team who produce this exciting annual photoshow. Congratulations to all the global winners. - Dianne Yudelson

I’m delighted to have won another Spider Award, pleased to be in such good company. - Michael Philip Manheim

Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention and two Nominations! Such an honor to be included in your 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Show and to be among so many great photographers! - Christine C Mcdonald

I am truly honored and glad for the great results over four categories obtained at the 10th Spider Awards: the Merit of Excellence in the Wildlife category with my photo “A Bloody Cheetah” and a Honorable Mention with my photo Piercing the Veils of Darkness in the same category, plus six Nominations in, respectively, Wildlife (4), Portrait (1) and Fine Art (1) categories. Congratulations to all winners and nominees for their stunning images and the relevant achievements. Last but not least, a warm thank to the judges - it's very rewarding to be recognized by such an esteemed panel - and the Spider Awards Team, who once again have organised this wonderful and so coveted competition. All the best and greetings from Rome (Italy). - Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti

Thank you! I feel much honored by the fact that my photos have been chosen! Greetings from the south of the south! Buenos Aires, Argentina - Patricia Ackerman

Honoured to be a Nominee in the professional category of Silhouette and to be among such great photographers! Thank you to all of the judges on the panel for their recognition of my work. - Rod Mountain

I'm very honored for the nomination of my photo (They) in the portrait category. This was my first participation on this awards. Congratulations for all the winners and thanks to everyone that made possible this event! - Josep Robert Llopis Martí

WOW! I have only just found out and I’m more than thrilled: Three nominations in the professional people category, four nominations, one honorable mention and 2nd price - Merit of Excellence - in the professional portrait category at the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. It’s such a huge honor! I would like to thank the jury for selecting my work. It is so encouraging to receive this prestigious award. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners! - Michael Boyny

Thank you one and all for the honours bestowed to me. Twelve of my images made the nominations in seven professional categories and one into the winners circle as honourable mention for a silhouette. With so much photography happening around the world, being noticed by this group of judges and finding myself grouped with so many fine photographers is indeed humbling. I have always told others to photograph what moves you, what the light presents to you. The story around each subject will speak to some one. This was the first time I have entered the Spider Awards and viewed the works of others in a venue like this. All the entries do indeed speak volumes about the world around us. Best of times to you all. - K. Jack Clark

Honored that the judges chose to nominate my image for an award. Congratulations to all the winners. - Michael Gard

Fantastic news, absolutely delighted to have received 3 nominations and for the first time, 3 honorable mentions. Many thanks to the jury and to the organisers at Spider who continue to support this craft. Congratulations to the winners and to all who took part, see you in 2016. - Jonathan Pollock

Thank you for a great show! It is amazing that there is so many gifted photographers around the world, showing their best images in the Spider Awards. I was nominated with 4 photos in 3 different categories; Abstract, Sport and Fine Art and I was really happy with the result. Congratulations to all nominees and the winners, great job and I hope to see you again next year! - Antero Wallinus-Rinne

I’m incredibly honored to have received a nomination in Architectural (“Windows, No. 4”) and one in Fine Art (“In a Lonely Place”) and an Honorable Mention award in Abstract (“From the Inside Out.”) Seeing my images amongst those of the other nominees is really special. Thanks so much to everyone involved. - Terry Ogden

I am so happy and honored to be among the nominees of the 10th Annual Edition! Five nominations in four categories, thank you very much! See you next year in the professional category.- Valerie Chauffour

I am honoured to be a Nominee in Fine Art in such a prestigious competition. Thank you. - Alliny Nunes

Thank you so much for the 15 nominee honors and 1 honorable mention award. It is a wonderful privilege to be included in this year's talented lot of artists and I really appreciate your support of my photography. Congrats to everyone! - Amy Siqveland

My piece “Finale” won an Honorable Mention in the Abstract category…. I am so pleased!!! - Ellen Jantzen

It is with great honor that I received 9 nominations in different categories and 2 honorable mentions. It is with greater honor to be in the company of such talent as exhibited in these awards. - Bernard Werner

I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my photos had received an honorable mention. Thank you for the selection. - Dave Rudin

Thank you so much for the honorable mention in the profession Portrait category! And nomination in portrait category as well. I feel so Honored! Thank you! - Erika Masterson

I have won an Honourable mention in the Nature Category – amateur and also two nominees in Portrait. It is a great honour and I thank all the judges and the organisers for a wonderful effort. Your awards make me want to improve my craft and work harder on my skills to do better next year!!! Thank you once again. - Shankar Subramanian

I am very honored to have had two of my photos nominated in two categories: Nude Amateur (The Silver Sculpture) and Portrait Amateur (Modesty), respectively. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants! Thank You. - Paulo Mittelman

I am honored that my image “Mammatus Clouds” was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Nature category of the 10th Annual Edition of the Black & White Spider Awards. Thank-you. - Stephen G. Weaver

Thank you for honoring ome of my sports pictures with an Honorable Mention in the Amateur category. What I like even more, is the fact that two of my pinhole multiple exposures have been nominated in the architecture category. - Rudi Neumaier

Thank you for the prize, for me it is a great honor. - Asier Garagarza

I am honored to be among the Nominees in the Wildlife Category. I work hard at my craft and deeply appreciate the Spider Awards' recognition. - Roberta McGowan

I am incredibly honored and humbled to have received a nomination in the 'Amateur Photojournalism' category of The 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards! With thousands of images submitted each year and only a few hundred making it to nominee status, it is an honor to be among the world's finest contemporary photographers. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Max and Scooby! Make time for hobbies, ladies and gents, for doing so might just pay off! - Benjamin Zander

Greetings from Moscow that the snow falls asleep. I'm glad I got two nominations and one award Honorable mention in the category of WildLife. This is a great success and honor for me. Thanks to the organizers and participants for their hard work. - Kirill Dorofeev

Made my day to see my images nominated. Thank you so much. - Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

Greetings from Vancouver, Canada. It is an honour for me to have received the Nominations in the Abstract category, especially in the company of so many other talented photographers. Many thanks to the Judges and the organizers of the Spider Awards and congratulations to all winners and nominees. - EJ An

I'm really pleased to have received a broad consensus for the stunning photos. I have actually seen a high quality for all the award-winning photographers mentioned. The comparison should always be constructive in every case and look forward in artistic research. A sincere greeting and thanks to all the staff of Black & White Spider Awards. - Attilio Scimone

I am very happy that the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards has selected my image as 3rd place of advertising, as I am also pleased for the Honourable Mentions and nominations. I would like to hereby thank the jurors for the recognition and honours given to my works. - Madiha Abdo

I am honoured to be selected as a nominee in Abstract (amateur) and twice in Still Life (amateur) and to be a part of this amazing showcase of outstanding images! Congratulations to everyone. - Debbie Hartley

An honor and a pleasure to receive two nominees which turned into two Honorable Mentions in the Photo Journalism category (professional). This is the first time I enter The Spider Awards and look forward to be part of this great event next year too. Many thanks to all the judges, my appreciation to the entire staff and my sincere compliments to all of the nominees and winners. - Tony Corocher

This is my first time participating at Spiders Awards. I am speechless at the quality of submissions. I am also happy with my four Nominations [out of five submissions] and my two Honorable Mentions Awards. Thank You. - Venegas Vilaró

I'm always happy, when I'm a nominee, and I am twice so honored. Hooray for me! - Mayda Rumberg

I have to say I am overwhelmed, to know that I have won the outstanding achievement for Portraiture Amateur (plus another photo Honorable Mention in same category) in the Black & White Spider Awards. For me photography is delving and understanding the common heritage across the globe, that is our humanity. This competition has opened for me ample perspectives of joys, also through the outstanding works submitted. It is a great learning experience for me. A big well done for the organization and many thanks for your support. - Charles Mifsud

It's my great honour and appreciation to have been awarded Photographer of The Year - 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence, Amateur group! I wholeheartedly treasure ongoing support from my beloved family and friends in my photographic pursuit and learning. Special thanks to Black & White Spider Awards' organizing committee, administration and the Honorary Jury. It's truly our great pleasure to keep learning from each other in our wonderful world of photo imaging. Best wishes! - Peter K.C. Ho

Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you for the nominee. - Aman Chotani

I am overwhelmed and very thankful for the Nomination and Honourable Mention for Amateur Architectural. I was also humbled by the magnificent photos in all categories both in Professional and Amateur. - Christopher Kingston

I’m honored to be nominated in the Fine Arts category (amateur). Thanks to Spider and judges for the mountain of effort. Compliments to all entrants, nice work. Watching from Austin, Texas. Long live analog! - Robert Hewgley

I was very thrilled and surprised to have received five nominations this year... as an Amateur! The show was amazing as always and I am proud to be included in the company of such talented photographers from all corners of the globe. This motivates me to get behind the camera and back into the darkroom. I would like to thank all the staff at Black & White Spider Awards and also the judges for their dedication and commitment to this great competition. Congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners this year! Watching from my corner in Perth, Ontario, Canada... - Paul Crampton

Wow, what an absolute surprise and honor to have been selected as a nominee! I am beyond excited and humbled with such an extraordinary recognition. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of the dedicated jury members and to all the hardworking team who produce this photography show. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! All glory to God. - Susan Perry

Greetings from Philadephia, USA. I am thrilled to have received two nominations in the NATURE category and one in the WILDLIFE. Thank you for this great honor. - Dvir

I am honored to receive two honorable mentions in the abstract and wildlife category. A rate of 100%. Many thanks to the judges and all of the other photographers. - Oliver Raschka

Fantastic. Thank you so much, for the highest rating. The Photographer of the Year, amateur group, of the Black & White Spider Awards. I'm deeply touched by this regard and it will eccourage and inspire me for years. Thank you so much. - Frans van Hoogstraten

Thank you for 3 nominations and Black and White Spider for producing such an event that has now become a world leader in photographic awards, the standard of images I have seen have raised the bar of this event to a prestige level to benchmark ones work, whether it be winners or nominated, all entrants who have shown judges their work can stand proud to participate in these awards. - Steve Turner

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, outstanding work, special congratulations to my friend Annie Katz. - Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

Thank you very much for the nominations in the Architecture and Still Life categories and to have been awarded a Honourable Mention in the Still Life category. Many thanks to the Black & White Spider Awards team and all the Judges and well done to all the winners and nominees. - Llewellyn Douglas

I am thrilled to have received two nominations in the professional categories of Fine Art and Wildlife … Thank You! - Jayne M. Silberman

Greetings from Toronto, Canada. It is a honor with five nominations in the still life professional category. I would like to congratulate all the nominees and winners. You should be proud of your accomplishments. - Dale M Reid

Thank you all so very much for my 9 nominations and my 2 Honorable Mentions in Silhouette & Wildlife! This is truly an honor and I thank all of the judges for their greatly appreciated recognition. Congratulations to all of the winners! What a wonderful show of such gifted photographers. - Annie Katz-Aspen

From the Netherlands. Waauuw, I'm completely astonished and speechless on account of those two outstanding achievements in the category Architectural and Silhouette!!!! Thank you so much for this appreciation! - Frans van Hoogstraten

Greetings from the city of Apatity, Murmansk region. Thank you for four nominations in the CHILDREN OF THE WORLD PEOPLE, PORTRAIT, SPORT, Russia. - Nikolay Smolyak

Watching from Venice, Florida. I am so please to have received several nominations and thank everyone for the work it takes to jury and produce this event! - Joyce P Lopez

Thank you to the judges & organizers of this year’s Spider Awards. I am honored to have 11 nominations including one winner award. Also, congratulations to at least seven of my friends from Old School Square in Delray Beach who received recognition. - Bob Neiman

What a night. Two more nominations, “Shadow Man” in the Silhouette-Professional category and “Downhill Skier” in the Sports-Professional category. I again thank the judges for this honor and congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. A great show. - Harvey A. Duze

Thank you to all the judges for my Honorable Mention in the Amateur Sports category and my nomination in the Amateur Wildlife category. I really appreciate the recognition and my congratulations to all the winners of the Spider Awards. - Jazan Kozma

Hello from Moscow, Russia. Thanks for 3 Nominations!!! - Alexander Varvarin

Many thanks to the organizers and judges of the Spider Awards for their time, expertise and care. Greatly appreciate the nominations in Fine Art and Silhouette! My congratulations to all Winners and Nominees for their outstanding photographs. Cheers! - Neil Frederick Sharpe

Honored to be a nominee and receive honorable mention in portrait. Wonderful work everyone! - Lauren Golden

Hello from Vancouver. Thank you for 4 nominations in the Professional Abstract category. I am thrilled and honoured to be included with such talented artists. Many thanks to the Spider Awards’ staff and judges for another amazing year of outstanding photography. Kudos to all. Peace!!... Vancouver - Gillian Lindsay

It is a great honour and I am thrilled to be awarded as a nominee for the Professional Fine Art category 10th Annual Awards. Thank you to all the judges and the Black and White Spider Team. - Marjorie Lord

Over the moon and back with winning the Architectural category and an honourable mention, many thanks to the judges for choosing my images. Well done to all the nominees and winners, the work is as always inspiring and outstanding. - Michael Mc Laughlin

I am very pleased with 7 nominations in 4 categories. Thanks to the judges and all of the talented photographers for submitting compelling and inspirational works of art. - Gary Kuroki

Wow! We are humbled by the our second place finish in the professional Nature category of the Spider Awards! Autumn Moonset is definitely one of our personal favorites. Taken in the Wasatch Mountains close to Snow Basin, it is one of our first definitive captures when we moved to Utah from Germany. Thanks to the judges and thanks to my wife for her infinite patience! And congrats to Oysten Glenne Kristiansen for his first place finish and beautiful capture for his capture Artic Night, simply stunning. - Mark Seawell

An honor to win Merit of Excellence for my image Dragonfly in Advertising & Honorable Mention in Fine Art for Blackwater! Thank you to the judges and organization. - Lennette Newell

Hi There, I am watching from remote Mount Isa Queensland Australia. Amazing images by all. - Marjorie Lord

Thank you very much for the nominations I received in the Architecture and Fashion categories. Very pleased and honoured to have been recognised by the judges. Congratulations to the winners and other nominees as well! - Niall Hastie

Thank you so much for the 1st place Outstanding Achievement for the image Fairy walking Bridge, the category Amateur Architectural. It's a great honour and pleasure to me and it brings on a strong impulse to explore my passion for photography. Thank you so much. - Frans van Hoogstraten

Wow, thank you so much for the nominations in Fine Art and Children of the World. Super excited and honoured to be part of this and to be receiving recognition from your fine judges. An honour! Thank you, thank you. - Shairon Paterson

Just received word that two more of my photos have been nominated. I am honored to have my photos Glow Trees” and “Study in Rock and Light” nominated in the Fine Art-Professional category, and thank the judges for this honor as well as congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. - Harvey A. Duze

Hello from Easton Pennsylvania. I want to thank everyone at the awards for nominating my photo structures for the amateur architectural awards. It is always great to receive recognition and support. - Peter Ydeen

Hi Spider Awards, enjoying watching from Ballymena, N.Ireland.. along for the ride... - James Hughes

Hello from Germantown Maryland. I am honored to have my photo Abandoned Tower of Babel nominated in the Architectural-Professional category, and thank the judges for this honor as well as congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. - Harvey A. Duze

My 10th year enjoying your show from New York City! - Mayda Rumberg

Watching from Dublin, Ireland. All the very best to everyone taking part in the Black & White Spider Awards 2015. Thanking the judges for their time and expertise... wonderful to watch the live program. - Vincent O'Byrne

It is a huge honour to be included in this wonderful competition and to receive an honorable mention and two nominations. It has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Gregoire A. Meyer

Greetings from Vero Beach, FL and to all who participated, good luck, and my you always strive to overcome hatred and show the world peace through the lens of the eyes. - Kenneth Washington

Greetings from Toronto! Great images so far! - Catalin Sandu

Greetings from Maarkedal, Belgium - Alex De Bruycker

Greetings from Paris! May Art and solidarity between people be our future, may they defeat hatred once and for all. Hello to everyone in the world. - Andrea Frapporti

Hi, I'm watching the live show all the way from Malta, Europe an island in Mediterrenean. I wish to thank my family for supporting me, especially when working on staged shoots. I am working towards attaining various distinctions however participating in the B&W Spider Awards and possibly trying to earn an acceptance has always been my dream and determination to work hard for. I wish all participants best of luck and may the best get what they deserve. Thanks. - Vince Piscopo

Greetings from Starnberg, Germany... many thanks to all the jury members, congratulations, compliments and thanks to all of the nominees and winners for their inspirational work! I am deeply touched and humbled to have received three nominations and two honorable mentions… Thank you from the bottom of my heart…. for me almost unbelievable and the best motivation to get behind the camera. - Petra Theilemann

I'm watching from the middle of Germany. Greetings! - Dirk Hubmayer

I’m incredibly honored that the judges chose to nominate my image – in the Professional category for Architecture – for this important awards! Congratulations to all the winners. - Gian Giacomo Stiffoni

I am delighted to have received an Honourable Mention in the 10th Annual Awards. On checking the other successful entries, I am also in awe of being in such stellar company. This win has certainly boosted my confidence, especially as I took a leap of faith and started a photography business on 1st December. Thank you so much to all the judges who voted for my photograph. - Lorri Adams

Wonderful! Thank you. I am truly honored to be a Nominee as an Amateur Photographer in the Still Life category with my image “Creative Clutter” in the Black and White Spider Awards event. Being a part of, and surrounded by so many excellent photographers from around the world is truly motivating especially in that I am fairly new to black and white photography. And… congratulations to all the winners and nominees. - Patricia Schnepf

9 nominations to add to my 14 since 2012 making it a grand total of 23. Can't believe that none of them have won higher merit. Nevertheless, I'd like to thank the Spider Awards and the judges this year, last year and forever. Great job guys! - Girish Menon

I'm very proud and honored for receiving and accept this award. It is the third time this year that my work on the war in east of Ukraine is awarded. Thank you very much. - Yves Choquette

Thank you, thank you very much for the nomination in the people category (professional)! It is quite an honour to be even a nominee amongst all these great photographers. After more than twenty years as a photographer these accolades are a nice validation of your work. Thank you again for the votes and congratulations to my fellow nominees, winners and honorable mentions! - Brian Tremblay

Thank you so much for recognising my work with nominations in the Nude and Silhouette categories. I have been developing my techniques for several years and this is the first time I have entered such a distinguished completion, so I am honored to have been chosen! - Brian Connor

I thank you sincerely for this recognition. This is my first step into world photography and there cannot be a better platform and jury. I am a lover of black and white photography. The mystery of black and the purity of white has always fascinated me. For me its been a fascinating journey. It had started from being a painter and then realising my inclination towards photography. My friends feel fascinated when I tell them I sold my house to purchase my first camera. But it's s true story - I did. Once again I thank the organisers of Black Spider and look forward to participating it again the next year. - Swarup Chatterjee

Thank you to The 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards for promoting all of our work through this exposure. Thank you to the Judges for the recognition of my work. Thank you for the affirmation this brings. - Erik Olson

I am grateful that my photo has been nominated in Children of the World, professional category. I convey my thanks for bestowing this honour and hope to marvel you in the future with other works. - Subhasish Banerjee

Thank you Spider Awards for honoring my work and congratulations to all other nominees and winners. It's great to see my photographs included. Photography has inspired me to travel, to get out of my comfort zone and to learn all about being patient. - Zoe Macerollo

I am really happy and honoured for being a Winner at the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. - Ziaul Haque

I am delighted to have been awarded six Nominees (two in each of three categories) in the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. - Brian Rope

Thank you to the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards for promoting all of our work through this exposure. Thank you to the Judges for the recognition of my work. Thank you for the affirmation this brings.- Eiji Ohashi

I am very honored that my photo Skiing was awarded with an Honorable Mention in Sport category in the amateur section. This is a great success for me. I would like to thank the judges for the recognition. Congratulations to everyone! - Rosario Civello

Wow what a surprise! I am very pleased that my image Beaten by The Wind won an honorable mention in Nature. Thanks so much to the jury members and the Black & White Spider Awards team. Congratulations to the winners, nominees and all the participants. See you next year! Cheers! - Daniel Castilloux

Thank you. It is a huge honor to be included in this wonderful competition and being a Nominee in Fine art category (Mono melancholy) at the 10th Annual Black & white spider awards. thanks to the Jury members and Spider awards. it is huge recognition and encouragement for a artists like us. it was amazing work of other photographers in photoshow. My hearty wishes to all winners and nominees. thank you once again. - lrama Chandran

It always warms my heart when someone takes a liking to my work. It's an even better feeling when that appreciation comes from a renowned institution like Black&White. I have been a nominee at B&W since 2011 in various categories, although this year at the 10th Annual Edition, I'm pleased to have been nominated in the categories Nature with the image “Ladybug and Nude with the image “Andressa”, and so very touched to have received an honourable mention in Nude with the image “Andressa3 and in Fine Art with the image “Eye. Always so nice to have our work recognised. Congratulations to everyone. Thank you 2015 Black & White Spider Awards! - Ricardo de Vicq

I am honoured to have received a nomination for my first-ever entry in such a prestigious competition and to be included amongst such talent. - Linda Jarrett

I was happy to find out that my photo Spine got the 2nd place in Nude category. - Anna Kadykova

Thank you for selecting my photo in the 10th Annual Award Nominee section, I am thrilled and honored. All photographs the judges chose are beautiful, expressive, unique. Congratulations to all the photographers and Thank You to the judges.- Beatrice Yoder-Leyba

Thank you for informing me of this important achievement. Needless to say, I am very pleased to receive such recognition. I accept this with great pride. - Glenn DeWitt, USA

I am honored to be amongst the few of the many, and proud to be a Nominee of the 10th Annual Spider Awards for the Fine Art Category with 2 of my images. Thanks to all the judges for their work. This is already a big support for my career in photography and of course, this kind of appreciation goes a long way of encouraging me to step up my game and keep me going further. I also want to thank my model and partner in life, Lisa, for being such an encouraging, helpful, kind and inspirational person to me and my passion. - Philipp Balunovic

Thank you for the 3 nominations. I feel quite privileged when I see the amazing quality of the submissions. Thank you again for your consideration. - Denis Bourg

It is an honor to be awarded 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence in Architectural for my photography titled, A Shadow's Shift. What a privilege to be recognized among other professional photographers from around the world for such outstanding work! Congratulations to the other nominees and winners and a huge thank you to Black & White Spider Awards for the distinction. - Jacqueline M. Koh

It was an honor to learn that my portrait entitled Animal Magnetism had been selected by such an esteemed panel of judges for the Black and White Spider Awards. Though I have enjoyed many accomplishments in the past, this from the Spider Awards is a special acknowledgment of my work that I hold above the rest. - Mark Stout, USA

I am honoured to have received the following awards in such a strong competition. Honorable Mention in Silhouette, Nominee in Fine Art, Nominee in People. Thank you - Michael Locke

I want to thank the jury and all who are responsible in organizing this wonderful competition honoring photographers achievements in so many categories. I am more than thrilled to receive two nominee awards for my african wildlife images taken in Etosha national Park November 2014. I will definitely encourage all my workshop participants to submit to the Black and White Awards! - Bobbie Goodrich

Thanks to all friends and everyone who contributed to the achievement of the 9th Annual Black And White Spider Awards. I feel very honored to have received the Merit of Excellence in the category Amateur Portrait by my photo Dona Maria Making Art and Honorable Mention for my photo Mutant in the same category. - Paulo Mittelman, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It is a huge honour to win just one award… but to be nominated for 17 and win 3 honourable mentions (for portraiture and photojournalism) plus a 2nd place – Merit of Excellence in the professional people category is quite unbelievable. A huge thank you to the jury and all who are responsible in organising this wonderful competition and for recognising the work of photographers from around the world. - Tariq Zaidi, UK

It is an honor to have been nominated to such prestigious award, and to be in such incredible company. I'm especially proud of this image, as it was taken with a very basic, not even smart, phone. It highlights that the most powerful tool the photographer has are his eyes... Thanks to all involved for the appreciation. - Daniel Schwabe

Thank you for the great news that my image Late Light Fishing has been selected as a Nominee in Silhouette at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. I am delighted to be amongst the Nominees again this year. - Brian Rope, Australia

I am extremely happy that I was nominated in the categories of People and Wildlife. It's just a wonderful day for me. - Alexander Romanov

Thank you very much for for giving me an honorable mention in Nature and a nomination in Sport at the Black & White Spider Awards! It is the first time I participated in the competition and it is a great honor to be successful. Congratulations to all winners and nominees. - Gerd Kirchner

I would like to sincerely thank all of the judges on the panel for their recognition of my work. I am honoured to be a Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the professional category of Still Life and to be among such great photographers! Thanks especially to my wife May for her ongoing encouragement (& critique) and to my family. - Rod Mountain

Thank you for this honor... my work comes from somewhere deep in my heart and mind. I am always searching for a subject that touches me in some way, elicits an emotion. - Marion Faria

I am honored to have my work nominated in the Wildlife category! A big thank you to the judges and the Spider Awards team. - Alan Lo

I am thrilled, and humbled, to be awarded a nominee in the people category! Generations of Time is a 5 generation self-portrait. I wish to thank each and every one of the distinguished judging panel, as well as the Spider Awards team. Thank you. - Brenda Wiech, Minnesota, USA

I would like to thank The Spider Awards for being a nominee for my image of a PELICAN. This prestigious professional award will be proudly displayed on my wall at home with my other 73 awards that I've won in 4 years. Capturing a special moment of nature is what I love doing when I'm not taking pictures for clients. - Terence Kneale

Thank you to the Spider Awards and all the jurors for recognizing Cloud Wave as a Nominee in Nature for the 9th Annual Awards. This is the third year in a row that my work has received notice in the Spider Awards. I am honored to be recognized and to have my work on display beside the work of my outstanding colleagues. - Kate Jordahl

Wow! I have to admit I'm WAY too excited about being a finalist in the Nude category - especially considering the wonderful quality of the nominees. My thanks go to my inspirational models Angelique and Raphaella. - Ray Rapkerg, UK

Thank you for recognizing my work. I am very happy to be among the wonderful photographers selected this year. - Patricia Turo

I am honored to have my work nominated in the Fine Art category! A big thank you to the judges and the Spider Awards team. - Barbara Leven

I humbly thank the jury for honoring me with 8 nominations at the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards in the professional category (4 in people, 3 in portrait and 1 in sport) to go along with my 6 previous nominations at the 7th and 8th annual awards. I'd like to say a big thank you to everybody who supports my career in photography. The Black and White Spider Awards is my favorite photography competition in the whole year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. I aspire for better results next time. - Girish Menon, India

An honor to have received the Nominee Award in the category Nature. Thanks to the organizers and the jury. - Claudio Bonaccorsi

Thank you for the great competition, it is such a pleasure to wander through all the amazing and inspiring entries, and then, very exciting to find myself there too with two nominations. - MaryEllen Aoibhell Stewart

Thank you for these awards keeping the art of black and white photography alive and well. Congrats to winners of all divisions and a thanks for 2 nominations! - Steve Turner, Australia

I am so honored to have two nominations in wildlife and an honorable mention in wildlife! Thank you so much! - Jennylynn Fields, Alberta, Canada

It is an honour to receive six nominations in Fine Art, Abstract, Still Life and Wild Life sections. Thank you to the Jury for their great selection and to all participating fellow photographers for your amazing images! - Olga Rook, The Netherlands

I am honored and thrilled that four of my images were nominated over three categories with one receiving an Honorable Mention in the Nature/Amateur category. A huge thank you to the judges - it's very rewarding to be recognized by such an esteemed panel. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Arlene Stanger

Great that eight of my images are nominated and one of these got a honorable mention. Thank you very much! - Siegfried Hansen, Hamburg, Germany

I was delighted to find myself nominated in Fashion for Androginy. Always gratifying to be recognised by such a great jury, thank you! - Mari Queiroz, Brazil

I´m very humble and delighted to be nominated in the fine art category among so many great photographers. Thank you judges for the nomination. It´s a great boost for my passion in life. - Reg. Frank Daniel Brubakken

So great to have two of my images nominated in the professional fine art category. I am honored to be included among this fine group of photographers. - Wm. Stetz

I am honored to receive an Honorable Mention in the Portrait Category and three nominations in the Architectural Category. Thank you very much to all the curators. - Mihai Chebac, USA

I am so honored to have six of my photos included in the Amateur Nominations at this year's Black and White Spider Awards. It is so wonderful to have this support of my work and I want to congratulate all of the nominees and winners and also thank the judges! - Amy Siqveland

Not an ideal hour in Sydney but delighted to wake up and find myself nominated again in Silhouette for Three Graces. Always gratifying to be recognised by such a high calibre jury, thank you! - Fabian Muir

What an honour to be chosen as a Nominee for the Abstract Category with Harley Heaven. But the big surprise this year is the Honourable Mention in Wildlife for both my images: Piglets and Feeding Time. What a surprise and how humbling to be chosen midst hundreds of amazing images, by incredible photographers. Thanks for the support of the Judges. Would also like to thank the Sarnia Photographic Club for its continual support to it’s members and to the art and craft of photography. I am elated! – Lynn Tait, Ontario, Canada

I am honored to have been awarded 2nd prize in the amateur abstract category. I a celebrating by eating the photo subject. - Lee Grossman, Oakland, CA, USA

Thank you for choosing my photo Fashion 1st Place. About one year ago, after reviewing most online photo competitions I was impressed by the big number of outstanding photos in your winners gallery and decided to submit a few of my pics, to my knowledge I was submitting my photos to what I thought to be the best photo competition in the world. Today I saw the results and cried with joy, I’m so honored and happy!!! Thank you!!!! - Gio Alma

THAT'S AMAZING NEWS! I would like to thank the jury and the SPIDER AWARDS committee for selecting my work this year again. This makes two awards in two years. It's a real encouragement to continue my work on performing arts. This year, this award has a special value to me, because the company depicted on my picture is CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN, one of the best dance companies in Asia, and also one of my favourite. I'm honoured for such achievement. Thank you. - Gia-Dinh To

I have just seen the results of the 9th black and white spider awards, as I could not watch them live on Saturday. I would like to thank all of the judges and the Spider organisation for my five nominations and two honourable mentions in the nude category, I feel my work has been recognised in a very positive way by some of top people in photography, the black male nude is a genre of photography that is now very difficult to get exhibited. These awards are a honour, many thanks again. - Tony Butcher

I am grateful to be honoured with a honourable mention in the fine art category. I thank the jury for this award, it is very encouraging to receive this prestigious award. - Nina Staff

I was very excited to see that I had an Honorable Mention in the Amateur People category for The Road of Innocence and two nominations in the Amateur Abstract category for Pearl Jam 1 and Pearl Jam 2. Thanks so much to the judges and to all the people at Black & White Spider Awards for doing what they do best... choosing and presenting the most amazing black and white images from all corners of the globe! I was on my way back home from Seattle during the live show and could not attend but the first thing I did when I arrived home was to check the results... it was a definite honor to be chosen! It is a great feeling to be a Spider Fellow. - Paul Crampton, Canada

Thank you for nomination in Fashion. - Chihiro Tanaka, Japan

I am so delighted to be honoured with a 2nd Place and three Honourable Mentions as well as ten nominations at last night’s 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. Black and White is my favoured field and I consider these recognitions very encouraging. I would like to thank the Jurors and organisers as well for the amazing work done, while, at the same time, congratulating everyone whose works has been duly recognised. - Madiha Abdo

Thank you to all who voted for me in the Still Life Category. I couldn't be more pleased. The image, Black Turnips was part of a series of work photography root vegetables with a view camera and 4x5 film. - Margaret Casella

Thank you for your infinite kindness and for the honor you do me. - Roberto De Mitri

Just woke up to the lovely news that I have been honoured with an Honourable Mention award at last night’s 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. I would like to thank the judges and everyone concerned. It was my first entry so please accept my thanksgiving for the judges’ trust in my work amongst the amazingly stunning captures entered in this 9th edition. - Domenic Aquilina

Just tuned in to find out that I won an Outstanding Achievement and Honorable mention in the Amateur Nature category. Such a great feeling! Thanks so much to the Judges, the quality of work is amazing. - Jeremy Senior, New Zealand

Wow! It’s a great honor and real pleasure to be awarded an Outstanding Achievement award in the Amateur Fashion category for my submission End of Session. As a first time entrant I'm also thrilled to receive 7 Nominations in the Wildlife, Fine Art, Portrait, Nude and Still Life categories! I'm very proud to be a part of the great show of outstanding black and white photography. Thank you judges for your recognition, award and the nominations. It’s greatly appreciated! - Tomasz Dziubinski, Poland

I have only just found out that I have been nominated in the silhouette category and even more shocked to have discovered that I have won… with outstanding achievement. It’s an incredible feeling and I feel very honoured especially with the high standard of work from other photographers. Thank you so much to the judges and the Spider Awards team. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners! - Allison Bell Abbassi, UK

Thanks so much for all your great work on this competition making it one of the most professionally run events I've entered... VERY much appreciated! - (Daniel) Lawrence O'Donoghue

Many many thanks to you all and to the judges for my six nominations in architecture, fine art and wildlife. It is always a great honour for my to get your favourable appreciation. - Nicola Roberto, Italy

I am absolutely delighted to have received a Nomination in Professional Fine Art for my beneath the veil image. Considering the incredible level of skill amongst the many contributors again this year all I can say is a big thank-you and even bigger congratulations to all other Nominees and indeed the well deserved Winners. Thanks-you very much. - Paul A Wright, UK

Thank you for 18 nominations across nine categories. Congratulations to all the participants, winners, judges and to Spider for organising this great competition. - Peter Kurdulija, New Zealand

Thank you to the judges for recognizing the work, happy to be nominated in three categories: people, nature, wildlife! - Vera Bandeira

Very honored to be mentioned (yes.. Honorable Mention) in this year's Spiderawards SPORTS category. There are a lot of great photographs out there and I’m happy to be among them. - David Burnett, New York

?n Honorable Mention in People category and two more Nominations in categories People and Portrait. Thanks a lot to the Jury and to Black & White Spider Awards organizations. Congratulations to all Nominees and Winners. - Nikolay Smolyak, Russia

Hello from New Zealand. I am so very happy and honoured to have received 8 nominations over 5 categories. A sincere thank you to the judges and Spider team, who once again have organised this wonderful competition. Congratulations to all nominees and winners. - Linda Cutche

We have a Facebook page in New Zealand and so many ‘Kiwi’ photographers have had nominations and higher awards.. we are all delighted. - Lynn Clayton

So proud and happy for winning amateur silhouette category! Congratulations to all who participated and raised the level of the competition! Congratulations to the jurors for their hard work to select all the nominated and awarded images! - Stelios Karatheodorou-Serres, Greece

Thank you to the competition organisers and the judges for honourably mentioning my photo of a Gentle Giant. It's an honour to be recognised along so many talents. - Adam Plucinski

I’m really proud to have been given an honourable mention in the fine art category amongst such amazing competition! Thank you! - Richard Berry

So humbled to have won Amateur Sport, but completely overwhelmed to be 2nd in Amateur Photographer of the year. Whoa. There are times in life when you are reminded to listen to the voice of your soul and follow your heart to make your dreams your reality - this in one of those times. Thank you so very much to the judges - I am truly humbled. - Christine Spring, New Zealand

What an incredible thrill to be honored with 3 wins among the phenomenal photography showcased in the 9th Spider Awards Photoshow! This proud and joyous moment is priceless! Thank you to the jurors who spent countless hours deliberating. Michelle and the fantastic team at the Spider Awards have again created an “uber-fabulous” photoshow of black and white photography. I am proud to represent the USA receiving 3 wins (portrait, sport and still life) and 21 nominations in 11 categories. Congratulations to all who were nominated and to those awarded winners for their stellar photography. - Dianne Yudelson

...An Honorable Mention in Fine Art category and eight Nominations in three different categories, Abstract, Fine Art and Nature!! Thanks a lot to the Jury and to Black & White Spider Awards organizations, it's a great honor for me! Congratulations to all Nominees and Winners. - Aurelio Bormioli, Italy

Absolutely honored to be nominated in Abstract Amateur and Architecture Amateur. I am overjoyed and humbled to get a Merit of Excellence and Honorable Mention for my work in Los Angeles Architecture. Looking over all the other entrants work is fascinating and inspiring as well. I look forward to participating again next year. Thank you to all the Jurors for your time and effort on these awards! - Tony DeSantis, California, USA

The standard of images this year seems incredibly high and to have received two nominations is wonderful. Congratulations to the category winners and honourable mentions especially but mostly thanks to the photography community generally for continuing to inspire. - Dan Cook, UK

Congratulations to all winners and nominees! Such beautiful photographs everyone!! Really strong competition! Thank you to the judges for my 2 nominations in the fashion category - I am honored!! Thank you! :) - Tina Liv, Denmark

What a great show of outstanding images. Every year it gets better and better! Thank you for all the behind the scenes work you do from jury to staff to put this on! Best to all involved including the selected awardees! - Joyce P. Lopez

Thank you judges for your recognition and the nominations in three categories, Fine Art, People and Still life. It is an honour, and it is inspiring! I look forward to participating for the 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards! - Trond Are Berge, Norway

Thank you very much for the honor, The Spider Awards. Looking through all the very impressive entries and winners, it is a privilege to be recognized and be counted among so many talented photographers world wide! - Craig Christianson, Minnesota, USA

I am watching from Vancouver Canada!! I entered 3 images one each in Fashion, Nude and Silhouette and I received nominations for all three!!! Congrats to all of you that have entered!! Really amazing work this year!! - David Naman

Very honored and delighted to have an Honorable Mention in Sport and several nominations in fine art and Nature. Many thanks to all curators and all photographers. - Alexandre Manuel, Portugal

WHAT EXCITEMENT! Thank you SO MUCH to the Jury and to the Spider Awards team for my Professional Honorable Mention in the Portrait Category. A HUGE thank you for my 13 other Professional Nominations in the following categories: Architecture, Fashion, People, Photojournalism (2), Portrait, Silhouette, and Wildlife (6)!!! I am over the moon! As always, I am so impressed with the quality of photographs. Congratulations to all of the winners! It's a huge honor to be among this group. A big thank you to all. - Annie Katz

Congratulations to all the winners! There were so many incredible images this year and it's an honor to have four of my own nominated alongside them! A sincere thank you to the judges for the recognition and to the Spider Awards staff for pulling together such an incredible show of black and white photography! - Jess Hardcastle, Austin, Texas USA

It is a humbling experience to be associated with a distinguished group of photographers this year. Congratulations to the other nominees and winners. Peace - Karen Michaels

Four Nominations in a challenge full of outstanding photographs and great photographers. Also this time I have had the honor to be among the chosen ones. Thank you all. - Paolo Romani, Italy

FLIGHT is honorable mention in Sport! That is the point! Thank you so much and congrats to all of you! - Marina Proniakova, Moscow

I am always waiting in anticipation to discover the new images featured each year. I am really grateful to have three images included here this time around. For me this is an opportunity to show my work as well as a chance to appreciate the many talents of my fellow contestants. - Grégoire A. Meyer, UK

The Spider Awards always brings the “Heavy Weights” in the industry to come out and play. It is always an honor to be acknowledged by the highly esteemed panelists’, and brings validation to all our efforts as professional photographers. Congratulations to every photographer, both amateur and professional who have submitted an entry. - Hernan Rodriguez

I was extremely pleased and honored to have received an Honorable Mention in the Amateur Architecture category for my submission Modern Religion. It's very exciting to have reached this point - I have been watching the Spider Awards for several years and trying to hone my skills to reach the caliber of work found here. What an excellent venue for showing some of the beautiful black and white photography being done worldwide. - Denise Dethlefsen

Honored to receive five nominations in Silhouette and two in Architecture. Congratulations to the winners in both these categories and, of course, to the many fine photographers who were nominated in the other categories. Many thanks to the judges and to everyone for their skill, care and time in organizing such a great competition and awards ceremony. Cheers! - Neil Frederick Sharpe

Thank you for the Honour of being nominated for 2 photos this year along with such accomplished photographers. Incredibly humbled… - Robson Rogan, Kamloops BC

Wow! It’s a real honor to be nominated in one category amongst so many talented photographers. But to be nominated in 5 different categories is recognition that was not anticipated or expected. (Fine Art, People, Nude, Photo Journalism and Portrait) Thank you judges for your recognition and the nominations. It’s greatly appreciated. And to the photographers that participated in this contest. There is amazing work being created out there and to be recognized along with you is the real honor! Thank you again, - Brian Goodman

Very honored to be nominated in Abstract, Fashion and People this year. Feeling inspired looking at the wonderful work produced by such talented artists. Congratulations all! - Lauren Golden, New York,USA

Hello to all Photoshow colleagues! I am glad my picture in photojournalism is nominated. Thank you for your website, which highlights many genres of photography and events! - Vladimir Sheshukov

Congratulations to the winners of the Professional Architectural Category... I`m honored to have two of my photographs nominated along side such other fine works. - Andrew Latreille

So glad to have been nominated in Fashion for my Zeinab, a henna artist and fashionista. Thank you so much! And thank you again for three more nomination in Portrait, People and Photojournalism! Congratulation to the winners! Many thanks to the Judges! The works of nominees and winners are really great! The pictures are so different and that is amazing. The high level of all the finalists gives us inspiration and desire to work. - Marina Proniakova, Moscow

To God be the Glory, Live from Mobile Al, Thankful for the HM award for All Alone. - Vincent Lawson

Honoured as a first time entrant to be nominated and recognised in the fine art category!! Thank you to the judges. - Sarah, Australia

Wow! I am so amazed to be nominated for the portrait award for my Bee Keeper shot! Best of luck to everyone! - Andrew Wilson, Hobart, Australia

Thank you judges and Spider Awards team for assigning a Merit of Excellence to Emerging Beauties Reflected as well as the Honorable Mention to Night Guardian of the Valley. I am very thankful for the validation and I am profoundly inspired by the continuous high level display of photography you so persistently advocate. - Marco Crupi, USA

I am thrilled to receive 4 nominations in Abstract - Professional. Creativity throughout all categories is top-notch and it is an honour to be included. Many thanks to the Spider Awards organizers and the judges for another amazing year of outstanding photography! - Gillian Lindsay, Vancouver, Canada

From Los Gatos, California - Feels good to be nominated with two pictures in People. Great to be there in potraits too. Wow 5 nominations in three categories and one honorary mention. Portait, People and Silhouette. Great job with the awards, feel very honored. - Sesh kumar

Honoured to receive a nomination in Architecture and Fine Art. - Anita Mukherjee, Canada

Thank`s to the jury for the nomination in the amateur Fine Art category. I am honored. Congratulations to all participants in the Spider awards! – Trond Are Berge, Norway

We are really honored that we received two nominations in the Fine Art and Nature category! Wow. So nice to see the time and effort rewarded with recognition from the world's leading judges on black and white photography! Thank you Spider Awards from Utah where we recently relocated from Germany. 'Til next year! - Mark & Lutgart Seawell

Thank you for the honorable mention in the (professional) fine art category for Antics. It's sincerely an honor to be recognized for the photograph. A special thanks to Marcus Berry, the clown, Camille Henry, the model and Tiffany Schwan for doing the make-up. - Robert Borel, USA

Absolutely over the moon with my nomination in the Amateur Fashion category. Thank you judges, seeing all these beautiful captures brought together is so inspiring! I'll be back next year! - Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde, Brussels, Belgium

Honoured to receive a Nomination in Fine Art. - Hamid Ebrahimi, Canada

Many thanks to the Judges for the nomination in Architecture! Lots of inspirational work showing - congrats to all the winners and nominees. I consider myself spidered'!! - Simon, Hudson Valley NY, USA

Very honoured to receive a Nomination in Architecture – thank you to all the Judges. - Karen H. Colbert

Honored and delighted to receive an honorable mention in architecture! My thanks to the spider awards and to the judges. Congratulations to all fellow recipients! - Pygmalion Karatzas, Greece

I am deeply honored to have received a nomination for my Sandtracks submission in the amateur fine art category. I thank the Spider Awards for their support of black and white photography, and all of the creative photographers who make this a very inspiring event. - Gary Kuroki, California

I'm honoured for the achievement in the Architectural/Professional, I'm so glad, thank You! - Matteo Cirenei

It's an honour to be nominated, thank you. A wonderful night in black and white to everyone! - Stefan Neagu

Honored to get honorable mention in architecture. Here live! Chicago, Illinois USA - Amr El-shafei

Watching in Norway. Good luck to all of you. And thanks to Spider Awards for hosting this great event online! - Sverre Hjornevik

Second nomination of the night in the Architecture – Professional category, “Dupont Circle Metro Panorama.” Again my thanks to the judges for this honor and congratulations to both the nominees and winners in this category. Some really great work so far. - Harvey A. Duze

Thrilled to get 4 nominations in Amateur Abstract. And so many wonderful entries to look at. Looking forward to the rest of the show. - David Reilly, Brooklyn, NYC

To Friends, Family and Guests, A big Thank You to the Spider Awards for choosing my two images as a nominee finalist in the Professional Nature category. An exceptional honour for me........ thank you very much. I am watching from a the small town of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. (On the north shores of Lake Superior). - Susan Dykstra

Enjoying a great night of photography from Sofia, Bulgaria. - Deyan Stefanov

Watching from Germantown, Maryland. Just saw that my photo “Shadowplay #1” was nominated in the Abstract-Professional category. I thank the judges for this honor and congratulate all my fellow nominees. - Harvey A. Duze

I am waiting for the show to begin wearing all black and white in honor of the Spider Awards Photoshow! - Dianne Yudelson

Many thanks to the organization and international jury of this important contest. This recognition is a moment to cherish. It brings a photographer useful energy to continue to push his limits and to make his images better and better. - Koen van Damme

Thank you for the Honor of Distinction for 'Stag' in the Nature category. The gravity of this award is heightened by the high regard I have for those judging it. Last year I was invited to France to accept a photography award. I arrived late to my awards presentation that evening because I had cycled to a forest to photograph deer, in retrospect, I stand by my decision. - Jason Arundell, Australia

I am so happy! It's my first year of entering these awards and I am a Nominee in the STILL LIFE category. Thank you very much! Congratulations to all other winners! - Tatsiana Moskalenko, Belarus

I thank organizers of competition and also jury which estimated my work. This competition is big incentive for serious photographers. Once again thanks. For me it is a big pleasant surprise! - Gudkov Andrey, Russia

Thanks so much for all your great work on this competition making it one of the most professionally run events I've entered... VERY much appreciated! - Francine Filsinger

Thanks for the nomination and honorable mention in Abstract. It’s a great pleasure!!! Thank you so much. - Benny Brand

When I entered 5 photos into the Black & White Spider Awards, my fantasy was to get one of my photos nominated. Well sometimes dreams do come true. Thank you for this fantastic acknowledgement. I'm a happy girl. - Shelley Milbank

It was a great surprise, honor and happiness to have been awarded with a honorable mention in Silhouette and a nomination in People in such a prestigious contest. It was a hard year for me, I almost forgot I even participated, so you can imagine my reaction when receiving the news. It gave me a great boost of energy and enough fuel to think about next year's projects. Thank you! - Mircea Struteanu, Romania

Very excited to wake up to an email of congratulations for 3 nominations in the People category! I feel very honoured and delighted, thank you to my beautiful clients, travel subjects and all who inspire me in life and photography. Congratulations to everyone who entered, the images are incredible!! A huge Thank you to everyone involved at The Black and White Spider Awards. - Julie Ewing, Melbourne, Australia

Your words fills me up with happiness. Thanks! I would like to thank backstage team who worked in the contest. Lastly, I am very happy to be part of this contest and for this achievement. - Gmb Akash

Thank you for the Category Winner Wildlife award for my Brown Bear and Wolf image. I am very thankful. - Arnfinn Johansen

I am humbled that what I consider to be the biggest Awards in photography. Nominated 2 of my images and then gave 1 an award. I do not believe we enter awards like this expecting any more than the possibility of gaining a Nomination and that would be anncredible achievement. I thank all involved from the organizers to the Jury. A world wide event of the highest calibre. Thank You. - David Rennie, Australia

thank you so much for nominating me in category fashion! I am very glad and overwhelmed and it encourages me to continue my way in discovering and observing the world and people with my camera. Congratulations to all other winners! - Irmgard Schneider

I am honored to be recognized amid such strong international work in advertising, photojournalism, sport, people and nature. - David Stubbs

I was thrilled to have received as many as eight nominations! That was unexpected and I am grateful for the attention the jurors gave to my work. Right now I am in Romania working on a project about rural life in out-of-the-beaten-path areas. - Carla Fiorina

The opening night of my first solo exhibition was on the same night that the 8th annual Spider Awards winners were announced. I set this date on purpose and now i am delighted to have received my second Nominee Award in the Nude category. The timing could not have been better!! - Andrew Lever

I have just discovered I won 1st Place, I am very humbled and excited at my success. The winning image is of my grandson who was born with half a heart and was in intensive care for 6 months. The outstanding treatment he received in the PICU at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, has led to his continued improvement and growth. He is now 18 months old and out of hospital. - Philip Lawrence

My clients will be so pleased and even more so would be my assistant Albert who was instrumental in the process. I’m pleased it was a Winner at the 8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards with 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in Fashion. Thank you thank you thank you. - Aldona Kmiec

Was a great honor for me. It have made more people to appreciate my love for shooting in black and white. - Muhammad Farhan Bin Osman

Congratulations to all winners! This competition just keeps me motivated and going! - Bobby Dong, Singapore

Thank you very much, I'm very, very happy. - Joanna Borowiec, Poland

Thanks to everyone at The Black & White Spider Awards. It's truly an honor to have your endorsement as a nominee in the Professional Fine Art category . A special thanks to HannahLeah Oeding, an amazing dancer at the Fort Wayne Ballet. Her contribution of gracefulness along with Tombi (the elephant) gave way to a universal and ethereal image of peace and tranquility. Thanks again for your recognition... - Rob Borel

Thanks for nominating my work in Wildlife category. Congratulations to all the Winners. - Nikhil Ramteke

Wow, what a pleasant surprise! Two nominations in people and portrait. Plus a Honorable Mention in Architectural. Thank you very much. This was my first, but definitely not my last participation. - Rudi Neumaier, Basel, Switzerland

I am very delighted and honored as 3 images have been nominated in the category Wildlife and one of them “Heavenly Take-off” obtained a Honorable mention! - Jan van der Greef, The Netherlands

I am extremely pleased, my first year of entering these awards and I am a Nominee in the Portrait category. - Michael J Locke

Thanks to the jury for the nomination in the wildlife category. What a great surprise! - Trond Are Berge

Thank you so much for this recognition. It is always nice to get recognize for the work one does though it is not essential it is encouraging. I recently received a quote that very much stands for my development as a photographer and that was Doubt kills more dreams than failure. To me this means to follow your heart and ideas and keep the ball moving. Thank you. - Kristofer Dan-Bergman

I am deeply honored to have been nominated in 4 professional categories, Photojournalism, People, Fashion, and Abstract of the Spider Awards. A big thank you to the distinguished jury for selecting my photos and congratulations to all! Incredible images!!! - Annie Katz-USA

Thank you for my nomination of two images in the Wildlife category. It is very exciting to be included in this exciting competition. - Bobbie Goodrich, USA

I am very grateful, excited, and deeply honored to have three of my photographs nominated in three categories (Nature, People & WIldlife). Thank you SO much. Thank you to the prestigious and respected jurors for their time and consideration of everyone's work. Thank you, also, to all of the behind-the-scenes crew who organize, manage, and make this possible for all of us. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!! - Shari Bradbury, USA

Thank you so much for the Spider Award. This is a great honor for me and I deeply appreciate this award. I am very thankful to you and all of the judges for the amazing support and encouragement you offer to photographers. I am motivated even further to continue my work as a photographer and explore the mystery and mystique of mother nature. Thank you so much. - Hengki Koentjoro

I am honored to have my image Blocks And Shadows selected as a nominee in the Amateur Abstract Image category. I want to thank all the judges for bestowing this honor on my photograph. - Paul Hetzel

I am really honored for being nominated in people and sport category (three nominations) in 8th Black & White spider awards. I would like to thanks the esteemed panel of judges for noticing my images. I am thrilled and excited to be among the exceptional photographers and images . This nominations will motivate me to capture better images. - Sohel Ahmed

Big thanks to the jury for this nomination in the Portraiture section. I am very happy for this result and continue to try the best for the next year. - Kenzaburo Fukuhara

Thank you so much. It certainly is an honour to win a nomination. - Anand Sharan

Fantastic! I'm honoured to receive your prestigous Nominee in abstract section. Three works are nominated! Thenk you so much. - Silvio Balestra, Italy

I'm really excited for being nominated in the Black & White Spider Awards with some of the world's best photographers. I'd like to thank such distinguished jury for considering my images. Also I'd like to thank my daughter (and marketing responsible at the time), Carla, to encourage me to participate in such prestigious awards. - Eugeni Pons

thank you for a nomination in the fine art category. - Chihiro Tanaka

Thank you for placing me with 2nd Place - Merit of Excellence in Sport | Underwater Surfer. I am over the moon!!! - Lucia Griggi, London

I can not thank the Spider Awards enough for the amazing support and encouragement they offer to emerging and established photographers each year. With a vast and honorable list of jurors and such international talent to compete with annually, it is truly one of my favorite programs to participate in each year. You challenge me! I can not wait to move into the professional category for next year as I have now begun turning my passion and talent to a true profession of pride. I thank you and wish you many more years of finding the best in our industry. - Suzy Halpin

I wanted to thank the Judges for nominating my image for a Spider Awards. I'd also like to thank Scott Wilson from The North Face who gave me the assignment in Chamonix which lead to the image being created and Corey Rich for his role. I am eternally grateful to be able to continue to create images of meaning to me that also get recognized by the photography community. It's truly and honor to be nominated for a spider award with all of the amazing imagery from around the world by top notch photographers. Thank you. - David Clifford

Thank you for the 4 nominations!!! Fashion, Nature, and 2 Nude!!! - David Naman, Vancouver, Canada

Very honoured to have received a nomination in the nature category of the 2013 awards. - Tim Harvey

Wow! What an incredible assemblage of images. It is heartening to see that black and white photography is still alive and well. Given the extraordinary quality of the photographs, it is my great honor to be awarded an Honorable Mention in Abstract. Thanks to all of those involved with B&W Spider Awards and congratulations to all the nominees and winners! - Bruce Warren, USA

I have not enough words to tell you how honored I feel to have been nominated. Being an amateur photographer, this nomination is very important for me, thanks so much. - Marie-Claude Couillard

As always it is with the greatest of honors that I am considered in this international competition with some of the worlds best, and grateful and humbled to be in such esteemed company. - R.D.Wayne Holloway

Wow, fantastic! Honored. Thank you. - Bill Hornstein

Congratulations to all, especially those working in relative obscurity, who continue to passionately nurture the development of their art. - Chuck Nakell, Portland, Oregon, USA

Thank you! I am thrilled!!! - Donna Rosser

I am elated to have won 1st Place as well as nominee in the Portrait category. Thank you and to all the judges and people behind The Spider Awards as well. - Nick Ng Yeow Kee

It was wonderful watching the Show live from Pondicherry, India. I am really happy to receive an Honourable Mention in the Still Life Category, Amateur Section. I had been nominated in 2010 and 2011, but this is my first award! I am 82 plus, but still enjoy participating in the Spider Awards. Looking forward to the next contest! - Robi Ganguli, Pondicherry, India

I am thrilled to be nominated for the second year running for a Spider award. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. - Darren Phillips

I feel so honored to have my work nominated in the Photojournalism category of this year's Black and White Spider Awards! Thank you! Congrats to all the winners. - Amy Siqveland

There are wonderful images up from the show today. I am so pleased to be included in such an excellent roster of superb photographers. Looking over the entries, the jurors must have had a very difficult time selecting the winning images because all the nominees' work was excellent. My work was also selected for the 2nd Place-Merit of Excellence in Still Life for my Male/Female Cedar Waxwings. Additionally, I am very pleased to have had 5 nominations for images from my series, The Trouble with Birds. Thank you to all the jurors and staff of the Black & White Spider Awards. - Joyce P.Lopez

Congratulations to all winners and nominees, it's always inspiring to see such variety in this award! very happy myself for being nominee in the people category - thank you Jury! - Dorothée Rapp, Germany

Hello Awesome people at The Spider Awards, I am excited to have A Mother's Watch be nominated in the Wilderness Category this year. With all the great work and superior judging that this contest brings together getting nominated is a true honour. Thank-you everyone for your hard work to once again make this competition a fantastic one. - Kurt Brown

I could not attend the show yesterday. I have admired the outstanding achievements of the Spider Awards competition over the years, that is, showcasing and highlighting world class B&W photography. This was my first participation, and I feel very much honored to receive two Honorable Mentions in the categories Amateur Architecture and Fine Art. Thanks so much to the jury as well as the organizers, and congratulations to all winners! - Volker Birke

I'd like to express my appreciation to the winners and thank the jury for having chosen my snapshot Italian Master championship in category silhouette as a one of the winners. - Jacek Piotr Pulawski

To be nominated for an award within the abstract category (perspectives) in such prestigious company is indeed an honour, it gives me strength and inspiration to continue my style of photography. - Geoff Powell

I'm Gia from France and I'm writing to you from Taiwan where I am now. I'm so happy to be counted among the elite of black and white photography masters here, the first time for me. I'm nominated in Sport category, with the Loneliness of Juliet, a modern ballet dancer melted in a black background. Actually, I just turn pro this year, and this photo was one of the first live performance photo I've taken. I've won other photo competitions before that one, but the outstanding level of the images here just make me even more proud to be part of the Spider's selection. For that consideration, thanks to all the members of the jury, and also to all the photographers who delivered so many stunning photos for this amazing competition. - Miss Gia-Dinh To, France and Taiwan

I watched the show last night on my phone and I am very proud that at my first participation to B&W Spider Awards, four of my works get nominated to Abstract, People and Still Life (2). As expected, all awarded & nominee images are very good that highlight again the top class of this competition. Congratulation to B&W Spider Award team as well as to all participants to this show! Hello from Bucharest, Romania. Thanks and all the best to you! Was great! - Gabriel Stanciu

Nominations in two new categories this year. This competition encourages constant striving for new goals and improvements. - Trevor Kerry, UK

Thank you for the Architecture/Honour of Distinction award this year. I greatly appreciate the encouragement these awards offer. Wonderful to be a part of this international fellowship. Look forward to participating next year! - Yoshi Yamamoto, Vancouver, Canada

I am on the road in rural Wisconsin and just learned that my photo The Way was nominated for a Spider Award in the amateur Abstract Photography category. Considering the large number of entries that didn't make it this far as well as the quality of the completion, I am honored to receive the nomination. While I didn't win, this is inspiration to continue to hone my skills. - Rob Petershack

I am honored to have received two nominations in Wildlife/Amateur this year. What great company to be in. I want to thank the Jury for taking on the daunting task that they do during the selection process and everyone behind the scenes that make this sort of event happen. Congratulations to all of the artists that were nominees and winners! Thank you! - Leah Earle, USA

I would like to thank everyone involved in organising this wonderful photography event. Special thanks to the judges for doing the hardest job of all, having to make a choice from these incredible galleries. Personally, I am overwhelmed with eight nominations and two honourable mentions. - Peter Kurdulija, New Zealand

Missed the live show, but very pleasantly surprised to be nominated in the “Wildlife” and “People” categories! The quality of fellow nominees, the honorable mentions and winners is great as usual. Thanks! - Sundari Narayan Swami

WoW! Two nominations are really motivating and giving me a new boost to work further in one of my favourite fields of photography. - Martina Platte

As I was unable to attend the online announcements due to attending a stage performance of one on my students, please know that I am thankful and honored to have received this honorable mention for my work. Being in the company of such fine and gifted artists, I am absolutely humbled by this and I thank you with every breath in my body. To receive this acknowledgment from such an organization of photography professionals is something I will always be proud of and I will share this honor with all of the photographers who put there faith and trust in me over the years of mentoring me and holding me accountable for upholding a higher standard in the work, the art and the profession. - Nathan Purdee

I am reading the results from Sao Paulo (Brazil), where I now live, and I am absolutely thrilled to see that I am in the Winners List!!! Wow, an honorable mention for my Pelican shot in Wildlife among so many talented photographers and amazing shots! Thank you! - Romulo Rejon Pego

What a day! the level is so high! I was happy with one nominee at People Category. Then, came the second Nominee: Photojournalism! Amazing! I'm so happy! But the best is yet to come! Portrait Category: 3rd Place Honor of Distinction! No word to express what I'm feeling now! It's a great honor for me! It's the reward for believing in a dream! Thank you! Thank you my family. Especially my wife Sabrina. No words to express my happiness! - Wagner Assis

Thanks for all of you judges and committees and all staff who put together a great program for this year! I am humbled, thrilled with great appreciations to all you have done to receive six nominations this year! Its my great honor to see the results today! Also congratulations to all award winners. This is the best show in Black and White Photography! Thanks you all again for giving me the opportunity to submit and again its a great honor to see my work listed there. I am so happy. - Liyun Yu, North Carolina, USA

Greetings from Russia. Looked out of the city of Apatity, Murmansk region. Thanks to the jury for the selection of two of my work as a NOMINEES in the categories PORTRAIT and PEOPLE. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Nikolay Smolyak

When I was about to enter the 8th annual Black & White Spider Awards this year Nein asked if I would enter a photo of him. So I did. I am pleased that I can tell Nein that his photo and one of his sister Suri both were selected to receive a Nominee award in the category People. I am honored to have my work chosen for the 2nd year in a row. Thank you Black & White Spider Awards. - Lee Craker

Thank you again Spider Awards for this tremendous honor. I am excited and humbled and to have 3 photos nominated this year. Congratulations to this year's wonderful images. - Tiffanie Ragasa

I am so ecstatic to be a first time nominee in the Fine Arts category! Thanks to my friend and fellow photographer Brett Howard Nelson for encouraging me to enter. Also a huge thank you to all the judges and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. I feel so honored to be among such talent. See you next year! - Laura Lanciani

Hello from New Zealand. Firstly I would like to thank the judges and all the people that worked behind the scenes in making these great awards possible, secondly I would like to thank all the participating photographers for such amazing work that inspires and excites me to keep pushing my boundaries with photography and thirdly I would like to thank the judges for nominating two of my images in Architecture and two in Still Life categories. I am deeply honoured to be amongst the truly wonderful work put forward. - Linda Cutche

I am delighted to once again have a photograph of mine as a nominee, this time in the category of Portraiture. The calibre of work here is always incredible and I am honored to have even a small piece of it. Congratulations to all the winners and the nominees. - Marian Rubin, New Jersey USA

DELIGHTED to receive TWO Honorable Mentions in Advertising!!! So many inspiring images, very happy to be among the group. Thank you kindly! - Lennette Newell

...Six nominations in four different categories!!! This is a great honour for me! Thank you so much to the jury and congratulations to all nominees and winners!! Best regards from Italy. - Aurelio Bormioli

Very happy to receive a nomination for Conveyance in Silhouette. Thank you very much and congratulations to all the winners and nominees! - David Reilly, USA

WAHOOOO! I really cannot believe my eyes that I am the winner in the amateur Portrait Category. Being nominated twice is already a super duper achievements....winning, especially in Spider Awards. ....I am so happy. Congratulations to other nominees and winners. Many many thanks to the judges and the people behind Spider Awards. Thank you all. ..and my heart goes to the girl that gave me the opportunity to photograph her. ...where ever you are, take care there. - Ng Yeow Kee

Humbled - three nominations in amateur nude, one in amateur architecture and one in amateur people. Cannot tell you how much this is inspiring me to find the courage to embrace my photography as a professional. Thank you thank you thank you. - Christine Spring, New Zealand

I am so happy to have received 4 nominations, in Fashion and Portraiture. l love the opportunity the awards give to discover such wonderful talent. I feel humbled to be considered next to it - Gregoire A. Meyer, UK

After waiting for this all year, I woke up this morning to have a look at the results and am blown away with my 1st place in portrait category and nominations, such a high calibre of images in the awards! Thanks to the effort of everyone behind the scenes and the jury!! – Claire Birks (NZ)

I am shocked, I never thought to get so much from your annual competition 2013. I'm really very honored to have participated with many other high-level amateur photographers. A special thank you to the whole structure of the Black & White Spider Awards for giving me this award. I'm glad to belong at the type of men who like to steal images at the time. I still do not believe it! - Fabio Montalto

I am thrilled and honored to have been awarded first place in the People category of the 8th Annual Black and White Awards with my photograph 'Adversity', I am also thrilled with my three nominations. I would like to thank the judges for their favorable assessment and also thank the organizers of the awards for giving black and white photography such a prestigious and sought after award. Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners there are so many inspirational images. - Paul Wager

So delighted to have four photos nominated in Wildlife, and one selected for an Honor of Distinction! - Susan McConnell, Stanford, California USA

I am wowed with six nominations in the still life, professional category. Being a member of this group of elite photographers is truly humbling. This is the third time that I have been recognized. I also would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees. - Dale M Reid, Toronto

I am truly honoured to have had two nominations in the Still Life amateur/category Grapes of Wrath & Steel Dawg. - Llewellyn Douglas

Watching from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Congratulations to the winners! - Fábio Pereira Bernardino

Wow...it's an honor to be nominated twice in the Wildlife category. It has inspired me to continue my journey to create better art. Congrats to all winners and nominees! - George Turner III

Thank you for giving my Still Life an honourable mention. This is the first time for me and I am just thrilled. - Mayda Rumberg, New York

I’m honored to be a Spider Awards nominee in the Wildlife category with Playfight, and I’d like to thank the jury. – Valerie Franc-Houge

I am beyond thrilled to be honored with 4 wins among the absolutely amazing photography showcased in the Spider Awards Photoshow! Thank you to all the jurors who spent countless hours in the process of selection and especially to Michelle and her team whose dedication to the Spider Awards is remarkable. Congratulations to all who were nominated and awarded winners for their stellar black and white art. - Dianne Yudelson

And now a fifth nomination, this time in the Wildlife/Professional category. Again my thanks to the jury and congrats to the winners and my fellow nominees. It has been a great night and I am grateful for the recognition of my work. - Harvey Duze

How wonderful - a first Honorable Mention for me - my son just ran into my bedroom in the UK and hugged me with delight. - Greg Holba

A huge thank you to the judges for Honorable Mention in the Abstract category and Nomination in the Wildlife category! The quality of images submitted to the Black & White Spider Awards is always outstanding! I am thrilled to be named among such extraordinary professionals this year! - Jayne M. Silberman

Terrific to find Astral Bodies nominated in Silhouette amongst very tough competition. Congratulations to all these splendid photographers and their wonderful vision. Best wishes from Sydney! - Fabian Muir

Hello black and white world, the standard of images this year is incredible in every category, I will spend a lot of time viewing these photos in the future for inspiration. It is therefore great news to have received a nomination in the Architectural category and an achievement I am very proud of. - Daniel Cook, Sheffield, UK

Wow a second nomination! So honoured to receive a nomination amongst such great company, its humbling to even be considered. - Daniel Groneberg

I am very happy to have been nominated in the Abstract category – amateur. - Seta Karabadjian, Montreal, Canada

Thanks ! four nominee's and one honorable mention ... best year yet , congrats to all fellow photographers :) - James Hughes

Thank you for a nomination in the Sport category. Congratulations to Cynthia Merza, a friend with awards in two categories. You can Take My Kodachrome Away but not my black and White. - Michael Gora

So many fine pictures, a great honour to just be nominated twice, congratulations to all winners. - Magnus Karlson, Sweden

Great third nomination ... still life.... congrats to Carol Sharp as well. - Derek Seaward

Wow. Another nominated photo, this time in the Silhouette/Professional category. My thanks to the jury and congrats to my fellow nominees and the winners. - Harvey Duze

I would like to thank the jury for nominating my Incognito in fashion category. What a feast for the eyes this show is! Thank you so much for your work!!! - Marina, Moscow

Thank you to the Spider Awards jury for the Nominee placement of my photo, Waikiki Road in the Sport category-Professional. It is a great honor and I'm honored to be included amongst such talented photographers! Congratulations to everyone! - Brett Nelson, Seattle, Washington

After viewing a couple hundred of the nominees/winners, I am supremely honored to be a nominee in this most recent competition! I am so encouraged with the high quality of b&w photography being done around the planet! So inspiring! Congratulations to all the winners! I will continue to participate in years to come. - Neil Johnson, Shreveport LA US

So happy to have received a nomination for my image Thirsty in the amateur category People! - Over the moon, thank you to the judges and the spider awards for the recognition. - Daniel Groneberg

Watching from our small village Rehweiler in Germany! Humbled to receive another nomination with Road to Rehweiler. Wow! We were happy to just have one mentioned to be honest and the quality of the selections is excellent! We wanted to thank the jury of the Spider Awards for this awesome experience. It will be hard to sleep tonight! - Mark and Lutgart

Oh wow, the second merit of excellence (Esther smoking in portrait) this evening… really overwhelmed ….thank you so much and congrats to all the other photographers and their fantastic images! - Monika Brand, Germany

Watching from Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Thank you for the three nominations and two honourable mentions. I am humbled. - Peter Kurdulija

A big Hello from New Zealand, I want to thank the judges for my nominations and feel very proud to have been nominated from so many talented photographers. - Linda Cutche

Watching from austria, I´m very happy with 3 nominations and a honorable mention. congrats to all the winners. - Walter Luttenberger

Wow! Shocked AND surprised. What an honor just to be nominated in such great company, very humbling. Thank you to the Spider Awards for making this fantastic collection of creative genius available. Absolutely amazing work here. I'm looking forward to being inspired by the works presented here. I feel like the guy at the door doing the Publishers Clearinghouse thing. LOL, thanks. - William Brennan

Thank you for the three Nominations in, 'Nature' and two in 'Nude'. It is an honour to be selected with all these great images!! - David Naman

This is Mahesh from India. I would like to thank the Jury and Spider Awards for selecting my picture as Honorable Mention in amateur - Portrait category The Walking Stick and congratulate all nominees and the winners. - Mahesh Balasubramanian

Delighted to have been nominated!! Watching from Denver, Colorado, USA. - Ron Cooper

thanks for second nomination... in people... great images all round... - Derek Seaward

Watching from London, thanks for the nominations in the architectural section and for the honourable mention. Some really strong pictures in all the categories. Just great to be included! - Ron Bambridge

I am deeply honored and equally humbled to have been nominated amongst the numerous high quality entries in the amateur fine arts category. The Spider Award Competition is a wonderful opportunity for photographers to showcase their work in a competitive and inspiring environment. I thank the organizers and judges for their recognition and support of black and white photography. - Gary Kuroki

And a second nomination! It' unbelievable, happy once again :-) - Roos Hobe, the Nethelands

I would like to thank the jury for nominating “Chimney Rock Vista” in the People/Professional category, and congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. So far it has been a fantastic showcase for the art of the Black & White photograph in the 21st Century. - Harvey Duze

Hurrah! I am very happy and proud, I thank the jury ... I still can not believe it .. Thank you friends, family, everyone who helped, all who participated, congratulations to you. - Zan Zib

Thank you very much for the nominee! - Barbara Zanon, Italy

WATCHING from Boulder, Colorado... I'm happy to say that I was a Nominee in the Pro Nature category for an image from the Inside Passage of Alaska, thank you! - Maureen Ruddy Burkhart

The photography is top notch!! Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, earning well-deserved kudos for excellent work. Many thanks to the B&W Spider Awards team and to the jurors, for their efforts. I am thrilled to have received four nominations in the Abstract - Professional category. This is truly an honour! Hello from Vancouver, Canada - Gillian Lindsay

Good evening from Croatia! This is THE ONLY photography event of the year I consider a serious one! Thank you very much for the support and attention you are giving to photography and photographers around the globe! I am looking forward to enjoy the best photo selection of the year. - Zoran Kulusic-Neral

Hello and thanks to all the Spider Awards team! I am really honored to have my image selected and be a nominee in the Nude / professional category. That's a real pleasure to be a part of the great Spiders Awards in such a way. Take care and thanks again. Happy creations to all of you! - Fabien Queloz, Switzerland

Happy to be amidst so many wonderful photographs with a honorable mention in the abstract category. Many thanks to the jury the organisation of the Spider Awards, to my sweet family and special thanks to Bert who never tires to review my endeavors and to encourage me! - Margrieta Jeltema

Enjoying all the beautiful pictures passing by :-) - Pim van der Maden, The Netherlands

I'm very glad to have the chance to compare my work with some of the best talents. Thanks for the opportunity! - Agnese

Watching from Sweden - great show - and pleasantly surprised to get an Honorable mention in the Nature category! - Jens Ceder

I'm shocked..........another shot in 3rd place in nude - amateur........thank you all really! - Fabio Montalto

I have a photo shoot so not able to join the web-cast. Have a good awards show.. Fingers crossed. - Malcolm Lobban

I'm speechless! We are so pleased our entree Path of Light received honorable mention in the Nature category! Wow, wow, wow! This is our first time entering the Spider Awards and my wife and I are just blown away! We can't believe it. A very good day and the best is yet to come! - Mark Seawell, Rehweiler, Germany

I am honored to have Fashion Bubble selected as nominee in the amateur abstract category. Many thanks to the jury, and to all the encouragement of family and friends. As a physician photographer in New York, this will certainly inspire me to make more photographs! - Lauren Golden

Thank you, Spider Awards, for selecting me as a Nominee in the Nude, Professional category. I am honored. This is my second nomination. I am honored. - Barry A. Noland

I'm very pleased to have earned nominations in both the Abstract and Nude categories, especially in the company of such wonderful images. Congratulations to the winners, who created some truly inspiring photos! - Billy Monday

Extremely honored for the recognition. Many thanks to all photographers who have served as inspiration. A great thank you to my family for the support. - Shiv Kamaraju

Honored by nominee in abstract. - Kimmo Lang, Lahti Suomi Finland

I'm watching Spain - Marc Ballo Clell

Hello! from Russia! - Zan Zib

Fantastic images. Really inspiring.... - Greg Holba LRPS

I'm very happy for my 1st place in fine art - amateur........thank you all so much! - Fabio Montalto

I am honored to have “Train – New Canaan” nominated in the Abstract/Professional category and “C&O Canal Railroad Bridge” nominated in the Architectural/Professional category, and thank the jury at the Spider Awards. I also congratulate the winners as well as my fellow nominees in these categories. - Harvey Duze

Hi everyone, I’m watching from Germany and so proud to be a winner again! Merit of excellence in fashion, thanks so much!!!! And more than happy and proud of my son Benny Brand who’s the first time a participant and has got an honorable mention in abstract – congrats my dear!!! - Monika Brand

All I can say is that this is an honour, never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would have a chance of being nominated for an award at such a prestigious competition. Without the support of family over the last few years I would still be looking at the winners galleries of previous years and dreaming of one day being up there myself, you are beautiful people and I thank you all. Photography has been an integral part of my life since I was a child and this award will give me the confidence to make the jump from amateur to professional in the coming year. Again, thank you for the recognition and support! - Daniel Groneberg, Brisbane Australia

I always look forward to the Black & White Spider Awards. The talent and calibre of photography is amazing. The people behind the scenes and all the judges should be commended for doing such a great job! Good luck to all who entered this year's competition!... All the best... Paul. - Paul Crampton, Perth, Ontario, Canada

Yessss! Once again a nominee picture. I am really happy! - Roos Hobe, the Netherlands

..trying to watch from Sibiu (Romania), seems a wonderful show!! - Margrieta Jeltema

Hi Everyone from London .... Enjoy all the great images. Also thanks for Nominee in Advertising .. - Derek Seaward

Greetings jurors and fellow artists, I am watching The 8th Annual Spider Awards from Toronto Ontario Acceptance speech- With great pride and honor do I accept this award, Black and White' is truly the pinnacle of fine art publications word wide featuring the works of the best photographers, to be among these awesome artists is truly an amazing experience and I wish to thank all fellow artists, the jurors, and the staff of Black and White for the amazing opportunity to be a part of this truly talented show, I also wish to thank all my friends and my parents for their support in my art career. I wish to continue learning and growing as an artist and share my work with the world to enjoy. Thank You all!!!! - Mark Clifford

Great selections so far! Congrats to all!! - Kerry Sharkey-Miller , NY

I'm watching the feed from Canada and I just wanted to thank you so much for the Honor of Distinction win in the Amateur Abstract category. This is the first year that my submission has won and I'm honored to be up there among all those talented photographers! - Olena Sullivan

Hi all! Watching on from Brisbane Australia, good luck to all and congrats to all the winners so far! - Daniel Groneberg

Very happy for the nomination!!! I´m surprised and honored for the outstanding achievement!!!! - Miguel A Matos

Hello fellow spiders, I wish I could remember which categories I entered... hahaha! Going senile in Canada. - Patrick Hattenberger

Hi there, I am trying to follow the show from Switzerland. Seems lots of people follow because all works slow motion! All the best for the great show. - Benedetti Marco

I´m honored to be nominated by the Organization and jury of Black and White Spider Awards. It is a real privilege to be nominated among so many talented international photographers and their amazing photographs. - Edgar Glomnes - Norway

Good evening all, it's 5 am and the sun is rising on another glorious day in sunny Queensland! Every year I look forward to the Spider Awards, not only to challenge myself as to what I can create behind the lens but to join with an outstanding group of photographers and to be part of an international community of creativity and inspiration. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners tonight! - Chris Wylie

Logged in and watching from Germantown, Maryland. Good luck to all the entrants. - Harvey Duze

I am excited to see the fantastic photography that the Black and White Spider Awards honors each year! I am watching from California USA. - Dianne Yudelson

It is an honor to be selected as a winner in the Wildlife category. This competition is one of the very best, the entries superb, and to succeed is a wondrous thing. Thank you. Hal Kaye

I would like to thank the Organization and jury of the Black and White Spider Awards, for their commitment to the B/W photography on the world map. The valuation with a nomination, that the jury has given to my work, is already great fantastic but if you work receives appreciation in six categories that is more than Super cool. Cees Rijnen - The Netherlands

I am very honored to be a part of the 7th annual Spider Awards receiving first place in the professional photojournalism category and second place in the professional Photographer of the Year and along with several other nominations. It is a real privilege to be placed among so many talented international photographers and their amazing photographs. Congratulations to all the participants and thank you to all the judges and the organizers of the Spider Awards to have organized this incredible event. Larry Louie - Canada

I am totally blown away with this award...... unbelievable!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. R.D.Wayne Holloway

Congrats to all fellow winners and nominees for their wonderful and evocative work, and many thanks to the judges for their tireless effort on judging the images to the organizers for putting a great show. But most of all I would like to thank my lovely wife for the endless inspiration and support. It appears that good things come in pairs, as my wife and I are expecting our first born this very month. So I take this award as a parting gift into parenthood and I will always remember it as a special moment in time. Many thanks to all family & friends, and especially to my mentor and good friend Emmanuel Coupe. Thank you again for the incredible honor. Wish you all a good evening from the battered yet still wonderful Greece. Nikolaos Lotsos - Greece

Thank you very much for considering my photographs. It was exciting to be even be nominated, considering all of the wonderful entries I saw. But to receive an Outstanding Achievement award in one category and an Honorable Mention in another category was an honor I will cherish forever. Rodger Overholser - USA

This is the first time I have participated in the Spiders Awards. I submitted five photographs and still can't believe that 4 of them were nominated and one has been awarded with an Honourable Mention! It is a tremendous honour to be considered amongst such incredibly talented artists, by such a prestigious jury! This recognition is so motivating. Thank you so much and congratulations to all the Nominees and Winners. Marisol Pastor - Spain

Great to be nominated for the second time after 2011. Spider Awards is an amazing competition with outstanding contributions. Bernhard Schmidt

I could not watch the gala night for it's difficult to get streaming here on the Himalaya! I was honored to find out, the following day, that for the 3rd year in a row I got nominated. 3 photos: I nearly fainted for the joy! Luigi Fieni

Thank you to the very distinguished panel of judges for the award. It is truly humbling to be recognized among such exceptional talent. Jeff Wack - USA

Wow! Three nominated image in three separate categories. This time in the Still Life – Professional category. I am truly honored. I thank the Spider Awards and the Judges for this honor and congratulate my fellow nominees and the winners. Harvey A. Duze

My Wife (Linda Hale), and I were away in a place without internet service yesterday, but we both want to say how honored we are with the awards we received. Robert Hale

Aloha from Honolulu! The show was on a little early here, but I was so honored to be a first time nominee (Photo Journalism). Thank you! Congratulations to all of the photographers. Very inspiring work from all. Robert J. Martin - USA

Lots of love to photographers all over the world. Robi Ganguli - India

It is an great honor to receive the 2nd place Merit of Excellence in Advertising as the Honorable Mention Fine Art and the three Nominees. My compliments to all the photographers that set the high level of this competition with their works and to The Black & White Spider Awards organization team that make it possible. Congratulations to the winners and nominees. Riccardo Magherini, Italy

I thank thespiderawards and jury for my nomination and Honorable Mention in the nude amateur class. Hans Öhlin - Sweden

It is an honour, again, to be amongst the Nominees, in this the 7th Spiders, in the Fine Art and Architectural categories. I am rubbing shoulders with the finest photographers from around the world and I am humbled to be in such fine company. Congratulations to all the winners and participants. Robert Brindley - Australia

I feel really truly excited with the Honorable Mention (Amateur Nature) at this most recognized Black and White Awards. Congratulations to all other winners. Thanks you very much. Ronny Ritschel - Canada

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to win the 1st place in the People amateur category. I would like to thank the judges for the recognition of my work. Congratulation to all participant and winners of the Black and White Spider Awards. Alex Shoykhetbrod - Germany

Thanks for the nomination this year, its my second year of recognition by the Spider Awards and I'm delighted to be involved with such a standard of photography... James Hughes

I am ecstatic to have my images nominated in five categories and to win an honorable mention. It is a privilege to be amongst such talent and I am deeply honoured. My thanks to the judges and my congratulations to the other winners. Vivek Chandrashekaran - Netherlands

I'm really honored to be part of nominees (second year!!) in people category this time, for my picture lunch time. Thank you to all the jury and congratulations for all participants!! Christelle Téodoro - France

From the bottom of my heart a big thank you to the jury to select my photograph as Nominee for Silhouette, Professional category in the prestigious 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. My journey has just begun and I have such an excellent feeling, motivation to go further in my Profession. My hard work and dedication has brought me to this great level. Saurabh Bhatia - India

I am so glad to to be a part of such a great competition and take two nominees in fine art and wildlife. Thanks a lot to the jury and congratulations to all the winners.See you next year... Nelson Cheang

Wow...three nominations! What an honor. Thank you to all the judges and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Watching from Wisconsin Jennifer Bucheit - USA

Watching in Chicago... Paul

What an exciting day! I am extremely pleased that 4 of my images were nominated in the categories of Abstract, People and Still Life. It is an honour to be surrounded by such a talented group of photographers. Many thanks to the folks that organize the Black and White Spider Awards and congratulations to all! Rae Emogene - Canada

Many thanks for the nominations in Architectural & Still Life categories for Amateur on this year's award... Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Watching from Jakarta. Dewi Puspasari - Indonesia

It is an exciting honour to receive this nomination. I would like to thank my Father for giving me my first camera at the age of 12. Also the staff of the Australian Centre for Photography, my photography college teacher, Stuart Waddell, my closest colleague, Kent Johnson, and my agents Chola and Lisa Reavley. And finally my appreciation to the organisers and judges of this wonderful competition. Nyk Sykes

Wonderful quality of images this year. I'm over the moon to be nominated again this year. This time for Cloud Factory in Architecture and The Buddha of 2nd Street in Still Life. Congrats to all. Thank you Spider Awards. Well done to everyone! David Reilly - USA

I am delighted to have received an Honorable Mention Award in the Silhouette category! It is truly an honor to have my work recognized by the esteemed panel of jurors, and displayed with the work of some of the most incredible black and white photographers on the planet. Thank you, and congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners! Scott Carlin - USA

Thank you for the nominations in abstract and architecture professional categories. Great to be included among many fantastic works from all over the world. Ying Yi

Many thanks for 3rd place in Photographer of the Year, I am honoured, some truly beautiful work in this years awards. Walter Rothwell - UK

The Spider Awards for black and white photography are both a milestone and a turning point to whoever manages to get nominated, let alone, win an award judged by some of the most respected people in the industry. I salute you for providing such an opportunity to the thousands of photographers worldwide and thank you for the awards you have granted me this evening. Alex Attard - Malta

I am extremely thrilled to be chosen as the Merit of Excellence Photographer of the Year. This is the greatest honor ever bestowed upon me as a photographer, especially given the high quality of photographs from my talented fellow competitors. I am very proud to represent the United States of America in the 7th annual Black and White Spider Awards. Thank you to all the judges and those who work diligently to create this exciting award ceremony to showcase such inspiring photography. Dianne Yudelson - USA

Thank you for awarding me an Honorable Mention in the People category. It's a wonderful feeling to be included among all the other excellent photographers who have participated from all over the world, still photographers live in a world of moments.....and this is a very special one for me. Edward Yanowitz - USA

It is a huge honour to be included for a second year running in this wonderful competition and to receive an honourable mention and two nominations. It has been a humbling experience and I am incredibly happy to be surrounded by such outstanding talent. Thank you and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Gregoire A. Meyer - UK

Yeee haaa! A nominee 3 years in a row, 2nd time in the Architectural category and the 1st time in the Wildlife category. Thank you to all the judges. I’m so honoured to be nominated along side such fine photographers.Watching from Sarnia, Ontario. Lynn Tait - Canada

Very very pleased with an Honorable Mention for my image 'Cafe in Soler' - thank you! Congratulations also to fellow contestants and fans of my photography - you continue to inspire me! Aldona Kmiec - Australia

Thank you so much for giving me an Honorable Mention in Advertising!!! I'm very thrilled! And congrats to all winners and nominees. Charit Pusiri - Thailand

I was unable to watch the webcast since I was away on a photo trip but received emails from family members informing me that two of my images were nominated (Nature, Silhouette). I am beyond thrilled and truly honored with these first time nominations from this prestigious organization and among such an incredible pool of talent. Thank you Spider Awards team organizers and judges...and congratulations to the winners and fellow nominees from all over the world! Denise Castro-Bran - USA

wow... I am speechless... For me, a week of once in a lifetime events... photographing the transit of Venus across our sun...and now... MERIT OF EXCELLENCE (abstract), HONORABLE MENTION (sports), 13 nominees (7 - abstract, 1 - architecture, 1 - fine art, 1 - people, 1 - silhouette, 1 - sports, 1 - still life). Where am I writing from? the edge of a dream (near Washington, DC). I am very honored and humbled - to have been selected - and to be among such a distinguished group of artists! I know and admire the work of so many - and have been introduced to many others. My deepest gratitude to the jurors and to all who make the Spider Awards possible - and to the viewers, for taking the time to look. Congratulations to all who submitted! A special thanks to those who have taught, encouraged and supported. thank you... Hugh Jones - USA

It has been very inspiring to watch the excellent standard of work displayed here tonight. I’m certainly going to aim be nominated again next year!! I set the alarm and got up at 3am to watch the award announcements in rural Western Australia. Caroline Telfer

I am thrilled to have received several nominations. I am in awe of all the outstanding work as well as being impressed with all the international viewers all across the globe. Photography CAN unite the world! Joyce P. Lopez - USA

Thank you Spider Awards for the nomination in Wildlife (amateur) category; it is an honour amongst such great work. Congratulations to the winners. Mark Tripp - UK

I am absolutely thrilled to see that I am nominated for a Spider award. In the last two years I have finally found some consistency in my photography and started making images that I am truly proud of. Good luck to all other nominees. Darren Phillips - Australia

Great Show and congrats to all the winners and nominees. I'm personally very excited that my close friend Nikolas Lotsos was named photographer of the year. Emmanuel Coupe - Greece

Thank you very much for being nominated in two categories and being chosen with the Merit of Excellence Award in the Wild Life Category. What an honor and distinction. Watching from Delray Beach, Florida Jerry Whitty - USA

I wannna say thanks to Lord Jesus for letting me win and also to the Juries for selecting my work Adrenaline as the 3rd place winner Honor of Distinction in Amateur Silhouette category. It's a great honor to be recognized in this prestigious competition, I'm so happy. Hengki Lee - Indonesia

Wow! Just picked up an Honorable Mention in the Wildlife (pro) category! Great to have my work appreciated at this level and thank you to the judges for the acknowledgment. I’ve been watching the entire show from my home in the UK and have been impressed by the standard of entries in all categories… amazing. Many thanks to my wife, Lisa, for her support and encouragement. Also to my friend and fellow professional photographer, Russell Stewart Stone for putting me on to the Spider Awards and congratulations to him on yet another nomination. Richard Garvey-Williams - UK

I am honored to be nominated the fourth time in row for this award. Hope to win the next.) My regards to the crew and distinguished jury. Have nice lights! Gabor Dvornik - Hungary

Thanks again for my award in The Spider Awards. Great work this year, I am honored to be a part. Robb Johnson

Thank you very much for nominating me again this year! It is a great honour for me! Zoran Kulusic-Neral

Thank you Spider Awards and sponsors for this incredible recognition. It is an honor to be a nominee among so many talented photographers and chosen by such a prestigious group of judges. Congratulations to the winners and other nominees. Terry Tarara - USA

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. It is a honor to have participated in the 7th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. I would like to thank the jury for nominating two of my pictures in the Still Life, Professional category and subsequently selecting one of the pictures as a honorable mention. Dale Reid - Canada

OMG, I am so thrilled to have my image ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN win 3rd place in the STILL LIFE Category for Amateurs. A HUGE Thank You to all the Judges of the Black and White Spider Awards. Laurie McCormick - USA

I am over the moon and humbled to be nominated in three categories, Architectural, Abstract and Nature. The standard of photography is outstanding and mind blowing, really chuffed to be up there with the best of the best. Well done to all the winners, have a great morning, noon or night wherever you maybe! I would like to thank the judges for their input and investment of time into the awards, and most of all a big thank you to my wife Emmajane for her constant love, support and encouragement. See you all next year. Michael McLaughlin

Watching from Vancouver Island, Canada. Amazing shots! Great idea this online red carpet! Excited to be nominated as it is my first try in 30 years to participate just for fun in any competition. Congrats to all! Patrick Hattenberger

I am delighted to be awarded “Nominee” in the nature category, for my photographic image called “Dark Days – Iceland.” Russell Stewart Stone

Thank you Black & White Spider Awards and all the jurors for their hard work. I am honored and humbled to have received four nominations. The high level of the other photographers’ images has inspired me to work harder. Congratulations to all nominees and winners, and thanks to all my family and friends who have supported me. Mom, I miss you. Richard Douglas - Canada

I had written you a thank you for the exciting nomination I received in the Photojournalism category and then discovered that I received a second nomination in the Still Life category! It is a great honor to be recognized among such fine work. I am truly thrilled and can only say a huge Thank You! Marian Rubin - USA

It was very exciting to be nominated again as a Spider Fellow! Thanks to the judges for their time and valued expertise! Already preparing for next year. Paul Crampton - Canada

Amazing work .......watching from Newport Beach, CA, USA Sandra Castro-Bran

It is an honor to be recognized and nominated by the 7th Annual Spider Awards. Congratulations to all nominees and winners. Erinn Holland - USA

I am thrilled and delighted to receive an Honorable Mention in the Professional Nude category of this years Spider Awards. I humbled to be amongst such talented photographers in this category whose images are stunning. I would like to thank the Spider Awards and the judges for this honor and I would also like to thank my model Cody who is a true inspiration. Claire Mallett - USA

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I am very happy and grateful to be nominated in 2 categories: abstract and still life. I have been shooting only for a few years. Congratulations to all. Seta Karabadjian - Canada

"Thank you Black & White Spider Awards for the amateur nominations in the Sports Category and the Still Life Category……. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees…… Watching from Miami." Allen Lubitz - USA

One again, I am surprised and very honored to have been nominated in Nature, Photojournalism, and Still Life. To be accepted among such an amazing group of photographers is extremely rewarding. Watching from Chico, CA. Amazing results so far. Robert Woodward - USA

Greetings from Malta. Three nominations in three categories! Thank you for appreciating. Joseph P. Smith

I am very honoured to once again receive a Nomination for the Black & White Spider Awards, this year in the People category. Thank-you to everyone involved and congratulations to all winners and fellow nominees. Paul A Wright - UK

I am amazingly grateful and choked for words. This means a lot to me. I am following a dream, out of nothing into something and I am determined to give it all the passion that I have to grow as a photographer and as a person and to be able to share a vision and an emotion. Let it be just the beginning of an exciting adventure. Thank you..... Djeneba Aduayom - USA

I am very excited and honored to be a Nominee at the Spider Awards. Thank you! I am watching from New Jersey. Marian Rubin

I am deeply, deeply honored to be considered a nominee in silhouette and sports. Thank you mucho! From Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marilyn Maxwell - USA

First I would like to congratulate all the participants/ colleagues for the effort and endless dedication in pursuing excellence in image making. Also I accept the Honorable Mention in the Fine Art category and thank the Black & White Spider Awards for nominating me. Carlos Domenech - USA

Emailing from Orlando, FL - Where I'm proud to see my husband as a nominee. You rock! Connie Bernhardt

"I still can't believe that one of my photographs has been selected in such a prestigious contest and among so many indescribable pictures. I would like to say thank you to all the persons involved in the success of the world renowned Black and White Spider Awards. The picture itself might be a good one but if it inspires other people to create their own visions and share them with others, then my goal will be achieved." Stephen Clough - Canada

Hi everybody, watching from Germany. What a great show with such excellent pictures!! Congrats to every participant. I’m very happy about 3 nominations in fashion and 1 honorable mention! Many thanks to the jury! Monika Brand

I am honored to be nominated for this year’s awards. Thank you Black and White Spider Awards. Suzy Cossman

I am watching in Los Angeles, and am very proud to be nominated along with such a talented group of photographers. I have seen some really outstanding work, and am pleased to be included. Thanks so much. R. D. Larson

Hello from Germantown, Maryland. I would like to thank the judges for nominating my images in the Architectural & People – Professional categories. I am honored by your recognition of my work. Thank the Spider Awards and the judges for the honor of having my photos nominated. I also congratulate all of the other nominees and winners in all of the categories for this year’s awards. Harvey A. Duze - USA

Greetings from Andalucia, Spain. It´s the interval now, delighted to have received four professional nominations so far, in the categories of Abstract, Architecture, Fashion and Fine Art. Michelle Chaplow - Spain

I´m really stunned. For me, this is a great motivation to intensify my hobby. Thanks a lot. Rupert Horst Portugaller

I am watching from the West Coast of Canada. I just received 3 nominations: Wildlife, Still life, and Nude Categories. What an honour to be amongst such an amazing group of Photographic Artists!!! Amazing works of art this year! David Naman - Canada

Watching from Los Angeles and I am just trilled to be a Nominee. Thank you SO much Spider Awards. Excellent images!!!! Great Show! Laurie McCormick

My Daughter Erinn Holland is a NOMINEE! I am so proud of her! Now maybe she'll believe me when I say "Your Work Is So Amazing". *Proud Mom* (USA) - OMAHA, NE

"Thanks so much for the nomination... Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. I'm watching from England." Cath Evans - UK

So grateful for the nomination.. Thanks Jury. I’m waiting the Portrait turn in order to see if there’s some other surprise… Mario Pietro Luras - Italy

Always very honored and humbled to receive recognition from Black & White Spider Awards. I was nominated for my photographs of disenfranchised fathers in 4th Annual Black & White Spider Awards back in 2009 and I've still got the certificate on my office wall. To be recognized AGAIN by respected names such as SOTHEBY’S, TATE, ARMORY SHOW, BONHAMS etc as well as be on the list with other photographs I admire is a double honour. I'd like to thank my daughter Niamh for being there, as well as Chelsea Williamson for love and support, photographers Daniel Alvarez, Laura Stevens, as well as Masood Sadiq, and Rob Lycett for continued artistic inspiration. Garry Clarkson - UK

Good night to everyone! I´m in Budapest city right now. Good look to everyone in this world full of images in digital era. I´m nominated in Nature (Professional) and I get my 3 place. I´m very excited. To all others folks keep working with passion. Great moment for all. Congratulations to all participants. Eugenio Opitz - Venezuela

Wow, you definitely caught me by surprise - just getting nominated is a big honor among such exquisite photos and talented photographers around the world. Getting the 1st Place makes me nothing less than speechless... Thank you!! Martin Schubert - Denmark

Considering the number and quality of nominations, considering the reputation of the judges, and of the contest itself, I'm really honored and pleased with the recognitions received on Nude and Still Life categories. Congratulation to all nominees, reverences to winners, and special regards to my country fellows for their nominations and awards received. Thank you! Ovidiu Bastea - Romania

Every award or recognition is such a great motivation, recognition from the Spider Awards will fill me up with motivation for very long time. Thank you for appreciating my work. Watching from Honolulu, Aloha. Rafal Maleszyk

Hello - Wonderful images being watched in the UK & thanks for the nominee in Nature. Greg Holba

"RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED FOR MY BROTHER, ROBSON ROGAN, WHO IS A NOMINEE!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK ROB!!!!! YOU DESERVE THIS WONDERFUL AWARD!!!!!!! " Amanda

Thank you Spider Awards for my nomination. It is such an honor to be considered amongst such great photographers from all over the world. Good luck to you all. I'm watching from Los Angeles, CA. Tanita Leets - USA

Thanks so much for the nominations at this year's awards. It is a great honour! Watching from Darwin. Tracy Ryan - Australia

Nominee watching from Sacramento, CA! Debra Ledsinger

I am honored and overwhelmed to have been awarded Honor of Distinction in the Architectural Category of this prestigious black & white competition. I would like to thank the judges for recognizing and appreciating my work! This is such an inspiring show by some of the most talented photographers around the globe and I am so glad to be a part of the event! This motivates me further to produce more creative work and I look forward to participate in the upcoming years. Wajid Drabu - USA

Hi all......watching from a very cold [early morning] in Australia....thanks for the nominations...good luck to all. Andrew Edmunds - Australia

Greatly honored and thrilled to be a nominee amongst such serious talent. Ed Sancious - Hawaii

All these great photographs! Its just awe-inspiring. When you see all these you just have to be honored to be shortlisted as a nominee. Fantastic work so far! Just great! Says Jan from Sweden. Jan Malmstrom

"Many thanks for the nomination, I'm watching from Edinburgh. Good luck to all the nominees! " Gavin Dunbar - Scotland

"It is a great honor to be nominated for a Spider Award. There are so many talented artists who have been noted in this prestigious event. Thanks so much to the Spider Awards, their judges and staff for all the efforts put forth into making this the world class event that it is. Thanks for the nomination of ""Hunting""! What a thrill! and a wonderful honor for ""Paraglider"". Thanks so much!" Mark Wade - USA

Thank you everyone at the Spider Awards for putting me for nomination! It means the world to me! Have all a great evening :) Herve Pierre Mudry - UK

..........woooohoooo and grin like crazy at you. I'm so pleased to have won, it really is only my second entry to a competition and to have won is an unbelievable honour for me. Thank you so so much for having such fine taste! I would like to thank all the judges for taking the time to consider my work worthy, Black & White Spider award organisers for such a stimulating and exciting series of competitions, and my wife and friends for all their advice and loving support. Cheers and have a great night. Jason Watt - UK

It is a great honor to be selected from among the best in the photographic community to receive this award. Black and White photography is a long standing tradition that reaches back to the core of photographic expression and I feel that history every time I shoot in Black and White. Thank you very much to all the judges involved and congratulations to the other winners. David Jordan Williams - UsA

Hi everybody, I'm watching from Iran, Tehran Marziyeh Heydarzadeh aghdam

I am honored to be along side with the best of the best. This competition sets the standards of fine art photography. Brent Washa - USA

"1st place in Still life and 3 other nominations in 3 separate categories - it's a real surprise and a great honour! I thank my dearest wife, who supports and inspires me all the way, the Spider Awards team, the Jury and all the photographers who took part. And my congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this great competition with such a high level of work submitted." Alexei Krasnikov - Russia

"Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia... " Sandra Štimac

Hi Everyone! Watching from Illinois, USA Coby Cooper

I just wanted to say a very sincere "Thank You!" to those responsible for my nomination in this year's Black & White Spider Awards. It was a HUGE thrill and I am very inspired to go out and capture something even better for next year's Awards! Thanks again for this very significant honour. Mieke Boynton - Australia

"Hi Everyone ... good luck to all nominees, I'm watching from Malaysia :) " Mervyn Dublin

"To be classed in the same room as some amazing photographers is one thing, winning is a very special honour. Thanks to you all." Alexander Whittle - UK

Hi all, looking forward to the announcements, watching in Glasgow Scotland. James Williamson

This has been the greatest achievement so far in my professional photography career. This is such an honour and I am humbled by this experience. I try to take better photographs everytime I pick up my camera, but have learned to follow my passion and keep on having fun. This experience and moment I will always treasure as the best. Celeste McKenzie - South Africa

I am watching the events unfold from my studio in Culver City, California USA and I have my wife and friends, along with a couple of my close clients periodically on the phone checking in on progress with the event. The best to you all. David Jordan Williams

We are watching from Modesto, California Becky Gould

"We are watching the winners presentation from Germany and are very excited. At this time the very popular Europe football contest is running. Everybody is watching the German team playing against Portugal - But not us! Looking forward to the announcements. The nomination was a great honour for me." Kristian Liebrand - Germany

Watching from Bar Harbor Maine. Robert Moran

"It has been such an exciting experience to participate in the Spider Awards. It was an honor to have been Nominated in the People and portrait category. Waiting eagerly for the winners announcement. Watching this in Abu Dhabi, UAE " Shahid Hashmi - United Arab Emirates

I'm excited watching from Ca, USA!!!!!! Dianne Yudelson

It is an honour and privilege to have been selected for the 7th Annual Spider Awards. Congratulations to all of the Nominees and Winners. Watching from Kamloops, BC Canada. Robson Rogan - Canada

Watching and waiting from Perth, Ontario. The talent and image calibre is outstanding... as always! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Wonderful presentation Black and White Spider Awards. Paul Crampton - Canada

Thank you much Spider Awards for my nomination! It is an honor to be shown with such great work. Best of luck to all the nominees and congratulations to all the winners! Amy Lyne - USA

A big thank you to the jury, the organizers, the sponsors, and my wonderful model Odette! It's such a great feeling to receive an honourable mention in the Nude category, amidst all those amazing photographers from all over the world! Can't wait to see the rest of the show... :) Amazing B&W photography on this year's show! Greetings from Bruges Patrick De Smet - Belgium

Well to start I am absolutely overwhelmed with such an amazing nomination - thank you thank you!!! Christine Wylie - Australia

Thank you for the nomination! I´m glued to the screen :) Watching from Bryne, Norway. Henning Roalkvam - Norway

"Thank you to the Spider Awards for my nomination. It is a honor to be mentioned in this distinguished group of creatives." Belinda Muller - United Arab Emirates

Watching from NYC. Happy to be a nominee. Best of luck to all. David Reilly - USA

Watching from the middle of the pacific ocean in Hawaii! Edward Sancious

Hi, i'm watching from Eastern France Michael Diblicek

Watching from Los Angeles, CA Jeff Gatesman

Hi everybody from Sardinia Island, Italy. Mario Peralda

Next time my underwater images will be there! - Pablo Herrero, Spain

Very happy for the nomination!!! I´m surprised and honored for the outstanding achievement!!!! Thank You very much! All fellow photographers are amazing! Thanks Again for recognition! I'm watching from Mexico City!!! - Roberto Beltran

It is a great honor to receive 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Still Life and Nominee in Architectural (Amateur). I am really surprised and full of joy. I got a big power to keep enjoying photography from this prize. Thank you very much! - Yasuteru Kasano, Japan

What a terrific show! The work was outstanding – as usual. Appreciate being nominated in the amateur Abstract and Wildlife. Always a thrill in the midst of the volumes of talent. Thank you and see you all next time! - Jill Snyder, USA

Woke up this morning to see I’d received an honourable mention in the amateur portrait category. A wonderful surprise. Thanks very much to all involved, and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. - Adam Faulkner

thank you very much for giving me 2 Nominations. - Sreesailam Pasupula, India

Hello from Romania, Congrats to all the contestants - Extraordinary images! - Adi Popa

"I feel great and truly excited with the ""Honorable Mention"" (Amateur Silhouette) at this most prestigious Black and White Awards. Congratulations to all other winners. It's a great inspiration watching the live show. Thank you for organizing this event to the World. " - Lee Chee Wai, Malaysia

From a cool South Africa as winter gets its speed up. Congrats, Awesome pics!

Wow – 4 nominations in this fantastic competition amongst the best of black & white - thank you so much … !! - Kirsten Thormann, Germany

Considering the high level of achievement from the other participants, I am honored to have received three nominations in Architecture and Nature, and an Honorable Mention award in Nature. Thanks very much and congratulations to the other winners! - Don Whitebread, USA

Firstly let me congratulate all the winners and nominees for such brilliant work of art at the Black & white spider awards.. and kudos to Team Spider and all the judges to bring together such a wonderful photo-show which recognizes work of art throughout the world... I'm truly thrilled to win an Honorable mention in the Advertising Category and two Nominations. Thank you so much. - Ritesh Ramaiah, Mumbai, India

Very happy to be nominated in abstract (amateur) for 6 o' clock transients! Especially wonderful shots this year! Well done everyone! Watching from NYC! - David Reilly, USA

WOW,WOW,WOW..........Thank you VERY much for your accolades, this does me a great honour to be in such esteemed company and judged by the best........... again thank you. - R.D.Wayne Holloway

I was very gratified to learn that my work received several nominations, an honorable mention, and a merit of excellence for this year's competition! Thank you very much, it's greatly appreciated. - Montie Talbert

Indeed a thrill to see those spectacular Black and White photographs from the world's best! I am honored to earn an honorable mention (portrait category) in my first participation. - Layzhoz Yeap, Malaysia

Hi from Turin, Italy - Niccolò Biddau

Thank you so much for my 2 nominations. What an honour to be included with such amazing talent. - Lynn Tait, Canada

Congratulations! Very nice show and wonderful photos! High level of art! Thank You for my nominations. - Adrian Per

Thank you for the nominations in Still Life and Silhouette. I am thrilled to have been nominated along side so many spectacular photographers. - Isa Totah

Many thanks to the judges for nominating my image Staircase Reflection in the Fine Art category! It's a great honor being among such talented fellow artists. - Silvia Ganora, Italy

Hi here live from Sicily Italy ;-) - Cirro

Best greetings from Germany, great show!!! - Max+Chris+Uwe Baeuchle

"Thanks, be nominated in my first participation it´s a huge honor. I want to congratulate the winners and good shoots for everybody. Gracias por la nominación, es un honor para mí. Thank for the nomination." - Gustavo Gómez, Argentina

Thank you for the two nominations in Still Life & Abstract. Totally unexpected and honoured to be amongst such fine talent on an international level. - Bill Gekas, Australia

So excited and truly honored to have two nominations in Amateur Still Life — thank you! Watching from La Crosse, WI. USA. Congratulations to all the nominees. - Jennifer Bucheit

Thanks so much for the nomination in Fine Art Amateur and also to get an Honorable Mention in the category was fantastic. My first year entering, looking forward to next year. Thanks to the judges and everyone involved. - Michael Hynes, USA

I am very happy with 2 nominations! - Ine de Louw, Netherlands

thank you for the three nominations and the honorable mention. - Jo Goede

Thanks so much for an Honourable Mention in amateur Sport and three nominations in amateur Fine Art, I am truly humbled to be recognized amongst such fantastic images. - Ben Ryan

I am ecstatic about being a nominee in the Nature Amateur category for my image, "Intimacy". I want to thank the judges and congratulate all the nominees and winners. I am watching live here from Montclair, NJ, USA. - Marian Rubin

I'm honored to have been nominated 4 times & to have 1 Honorable mention amongst so many talented photographers. Special thanks to Paula who inspires me. - Marie Kotschedoff, NY, USA

Hello World, watching from Yorkshire England. - Ann Saville, UK

Hello from Saratoga, California - Chuck Kuhn

I am absolutely delighted to be nominated in the nature category, a great acknowledgment of my work by one of the finest, most prestigious black & white photographic completions in the world. - Russell Stone

Watching the Show from Christchurch, great images – Inspiring !! - Jason Boa, New Zealand

I want to thank the judges for nominating 9 of my photos and for giving me 2 honorable mentions in the photojournalism and people categories! It’s an honor to be among this group of photographers and to be chosen by this group of judges! - Anirudha Robi Chakraborty

Watching from Germany. - Andreas M.

Watching from Beverly Hills while enjoying a hearty breakfast with Mimosas! - Amy Nasser

Watching live from Perth, Ontario, Canada... the most amazing photography... - Paul Crampton

Watching from Bellingham, Washington! Good Luck to everyone! - Randy Mohr

Hello everyone! I am watching the Show live from Pondicherry, India! - Robi Ganguli

On line in Virginia Beach, VA USA - Burt Crapo

Howdy all, Dan Griffith here in San Bernardino, CA USA - Dan Griffith

Far in the mountains of west Texas, near the border of Mexico! - Rachael Waller

Hi Everyone I am watching from Australia and it is 5:30 am. - Maria Amrein

This is my second year placing in the Spider Awards. I'm so honored to have my photo, "Gum Wall Window," nominated in the Photojournalism, professional category. Thank you. - Brett Nelson, USA

I am honored to have won 2nd place in the Amateur Sports Category. Thanks to all the judges and everyone else at the awards. I’m here in sunny northern Arizona today! - Bev Pettit

Hello everybody! Greetings from Indonesia. Thanks for the nomination in amateur photojournalism category. What a honor! Congratulations to all the winners! - Dewi Puspasari, Indonesia

I was really excited to see that I was nominated for the Fine Art Category. Then I look at the winners and I see my name as the third place winner... What an honor. I never thought I would be in the Spider Awards. Thanks to the judges. - Robb Johnson, CA

I am so overwhelmed to have been nominated and especially to be in such inspiring and unique company. I would like to thank all those who have selflessly supported and encouraged me on this journey. I dedicate this nomination to my family. With heartfelt thanks. - Gregoire A. Meyer

I love what you are doing. Thank you and some beautiful work I must say. I could see some of my images contending in a few categories based on what I’ve seen, but with the quality of work would be an honor just to be nominated. Thanks. - Gordan Dumka

I'm really grateful to the judges for my nominated architectural image "Pier 2." - Linda Looi, Singapore

Hi, thanks for a great show and all the votes i got in Wildlife section. Really great success for me, for once i am happy. - Gorazd Golob, Slovenia

Many thanks for being nominated two times. This is my second time participating and the second time getting nominated. I am already looking forward to the upcoming award. 'til then, have a great time... - Holger van Dreumel

It’s an honor to receive this nomination for my Portrait category. Great to be part of this group. Look forward to participating in the next Annual Spider Awards. Watching from Mumbai, India - Arjun Mark, India

What a spectacular International event it's been! Congratulations to the Organisers, Winners, Nominees and Entrants. Achieved a Nomination in Fine Art Non-Pro Category. - David Curelea, Australia

Thanks very much for nominations in the professional Abstract, Architecture and Still Life categories and for an Honorable Mention award in the Still Life category. It is such an honor to be nominated and recognized here as the quality of the work in the Black and White Spider Awards is always so high. - Brenda Lindfors

I am honored to be chosen as a Nominee for my image Endless Light. It is great to be a part of The Black & White Spider Awards along with so many really talented photographers. I feel really inspired by The Winners Show to go out an shoot more photographs. - Adam Gerlach

Watching from Spain Hi to all photographers around the world:) - Michelle Chaplow

Watching from Russia! Hello for all of Russian photographers who are watching now! - Oleg Volkov

"Oh, what a surprise - my photo got a nomination in the amateur nature category. Thank you so much." - Wolfgang Wiesen, Germany

"I am very pleased to have gained an honorable mention in the pro sport category. " - Ady Kerry, ABIPP ARPS

Hi from Stockholm, Sweden - Hans Öhlin

Best wishes from Valencia, Spain - Rob Matheson

Watching the sunset in Paris - Gary Breckheimer

Hi there, watching from Hamburg, Germany! - Ronny Ritschel

It is a true honor to have been nominated for my images in the Architecture, Abstract and Still Life categories. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, illustrating that Black and White photography is such a vibrant art form. - Clint Kennedy, USA

I am very honored to have been awarded with an Honorable mention in Professional Abstract category. this is the second time I’m a nominee and this year I'm awarded with Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all the participants, winners and nominees as well as the judges and of course, The Black & White Spider Awards organization. Thanks from the depth of my heart!! Thanks for doing such a good job of celebrating this awards and helping all of us with just a bit of light to follow our creativity in photography. Thanks to all!!!!! - Òscar Amorós, Spain

It is a tremendous honor to have had three photographs nominated in these awards. Thank you so much. - Serana Hunt

I am very honoured to have been awarded 3 Amateur Nominations in Nude. This is my first time in this prestigious awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the participants!! Thank you very much for having these awards to show the great works of photographers. I am inspired !!! - David Naman

I just found out that I've been awarded 3rd Place, the Honor of Distinction for Photographer of the Year and I am truly amazed! What an Honor! Thank you so much to everyone that has helped produce and judge The Spider Awards. I also appreciate the help and encouragement of my understanding partner, Janice. Congratulations to the Nominees for all their outstanding work. The competition is quite remarkable and I thank you very much for the honor of Outstanding Achievement in the Nature Professional category and for the Honorable Mention in Silhouette. - Tony Hertz, USA

I am so thrilled to receive First Place in the Amateur Photojournalism category. The quality and the number of images from around the globe is amazing-I can't believe that I have won! I love my image of the little boy who is determined and brave in the face of his adversity. There is a lesson there for everyone. Thank you judges and my very supportive family and friends. Special thanks go to my lovely wife, Maud, who has always been my muse!! - Philip Lawrence, Australia

...I am a winner at the Spider Awards in nude (3rd place Amateur) :-) My best wishes and gratulations go to the winner, Thorsten Jankowski from Germany and his fantastic photograph 'Pure'. - Martin Zurmühle, Switzerland

Hi, have been watching from Winchester, UK - Gail Barlow

I have just learned about a second place in amateur's people's category! It was an amazing surprise and, of course, it is a great honour. My thanks to all organizers and judges. But even more, I am stunned by the amount of excellent pictures I could see this evening, and I am glad to be able to contribute to it. - Alexander Becker, Germany

NOW I see why judging this contest took so long! Truly amazing and endlessly inspiring content! I am thoroughly honored to have simply received a nomination! - Neil Johnson, USA

Hola from Palm Beach Florida! - Durga Garcia

Hi from Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Holly McClellan

Thank you so very much for 4 Nominations & 2 Honorable Mentions (nude + still life) in this big competition amongst the best of Black and White. Thank you to all Judges - to the Team Spider Award. Congratulations to all Winners and Nominees. - Gerd F. Adelt, Austria

Watching live from Texas - James Fox

"watching from Lilongwe, MALAWI! Inviato da iPad " - Stefano

We are watching from Courtenay, B.C. on Vancouver Island. - Rena Rogers, Canada

Greetings from Argentina! on a gray and cold fall day :) - Alejandro Cerutti

I am very honored and humbled - to have been selected - and to be among such a distinguished group of artists! I know and admire the work of so many. A big thank you to the jurors and to all who make the Spider Awards possible - and to you, the viewer, for taking the time to look. Congratulations to all who submitted! A special thanks to those who have taught, encouraged and supported. - Hugh Jones, USA

Hello everyone, watching from sunny Long Beach, California. - Lewis Francis

Watching Live from Seattle!!! - Will Bossen

What a great afternoon in Washington DC. I am thrilled and honored to have two of my photos nominated in the Professional Architectural and People categories and thank the Jury for including my photos along with the other great photography that makes up this year's competition. They did a great job and proved why black & white photography, far from being dead, is not only alive but thriving. Congratulations to my fellow nominees and winners. I look forward to the 7th Spider Awards and hope to see everyone back on the "Red Carpet" next year. - Harvey Duze, USA

"Thank you for three nominations. " - Henk van der Stouw, Netherlands

thanks to all b&w photographic lovers, and especially the team from B&W spider awards, it's a great honor to be here with all those wonderful images. - Denis Grzetic, Croatia

I was enjoying the Photoshow when I discover I’d received two nominations in the amateur portrait category! Thanks very much to all of you, judges and people involved in B&W Spider Awards and looking at their quality, congrats to all the other nominees and winners as well. - Mario Pietro Luras, Italy

I just discovered that I won the portrait category in the amateur contest. I am one of the honorable mentioned photographers. I wanted to say thank you! - Roey Tsemah, Netherlands

Watching from Australia. Very excited to receive a nomination in Still Life, Amateur. Thank you. Congratulations to all the winners. - Kathy Thompson

I am beyond honored to win 2 Honor of Distinctions (Fashion, Still Life), an Honorable Mention in Fine Art, and 22 nominations over 10 categories! I am thrilled to be among such talented photographers. Congratulations to all the winners. - Dianne Yudelson

"I work hard, in order to give voice to the voiceless. I work hard to bring stories of social injustice to light. Every single day, while walking down Calcutta amongst the people I photograph, I witness joy, sorrow, agony and ecstasy, hope and despair. There are days when I have wonderful experiences, and there are days when I have terrible experiences. But every one of them is an experience. All of them have molded me into the person I am. These experiences have helped me to photograph selflessly, without much material desires in mind. But still, every year, I participate in the Spider Awards because of the platform it promises and because of its honest and unbiased outlook. I know I can reach out to a huge audience this way. I know that somehow, the less-fortunate on this earth will benefit from my participation in this prestigious competition. Thanks to all who have loved and supported me. I'm watching from Calcutta, India. And wishing everyone the best life can offer! " - Soham Gupta, India

Thanks for the two nominations in the professional still life category! Well done to the winners! - Annemarie Farley, UK

I would like to say thank you for my 2nd place in Professional Architecture, especially considering the quality of work featured. - Derek Cook, New Zealand

I am crying, laughing, dancing in joy. Thanks to the respected Judges, thanks to the administration of Spider Awards. I should try my best to give you more innovative, original work. - Saibal Gupta

Such a pleasure to watch the amazing amount of inspiration and craft! huge congrats to all, and I'm very content to have a couple of nominations again - thank you so much! - Dorothée Rapp, Germany

"Hi there fellow Photographers, greetings from Hungary! I am really honored to receive 2 nominations (third year I am nominated, time to win now - hope in next year!) Respect to all winners, but I think everyone is a winner here, real cool photos, strong shots - a lot of things to study and admire. Thank you BW Spider Awards crew, great job, keep the high quality competition. See you there again! " - Gabor Dvornik, Hungary

"I am very honored to have been awarded Amateur Nominations in Architecture, Photojournalism, Sport and Wildlife ………. these are my first awards in The Black & White Spider Awards and they go well with my previous nominations in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Annual Color Awards……. Congratulations to all the participants, winners and nominees as well as the judges and of course, The Black & White Spider Awards organization….. Thank you very much! Watching live from Palmetto Bay, Florida………" - Allen Lubitz, USA

One honorable mention and nominations in wildlife and nature. Thank you very much to Black and White Spider... and congratulation to all the others winners... See you next year... Watching Live from Macao! - Nelson Cheang, Macao

What an honor to receive a nomination in the Nude category. The other nominees are among some of my favorite artists! I found their work both inspiring and illuminating, and I go forth with a renewed spirit. Can't wait 'till next year! - Billy Monday, USA

I was delighted to have 2 nominees in the people section. Thank you and good luck to everyone! I wish to the 6th Photoshow and to all those who participated in this unique photo contest lots of success! - Loannis Gousgounis from Athens, Greece

wow.... i really am thankful for this 1st prize in nude. this prize confirms my consequence in photography. every shoot is new, every model is interesting, every human being results in new and different work. this prize encourages me to go on. i want to say thank you to all models, without them i couldn't have realized my vision. last but not least: thank you to the jurors. watching live from germany! greetings to all the photographers and photography lovers out there! - Thorsten Jankowski, Germany

I am very honoured for third place in Fine art category. Thanx to the jury who voted for me. Thanx for my weimaraner Luna for posing for me so patiently, and to my son, husband and my mum for being my first judges before I decided to send this picture to the Spider Awards contest. - Maja Hrnjak, Croatia

I'm really happy to be a part of this; many thanks for the nomination of my 'song of loneliness' in the still life category! - Margrieta Jeltema, Italy

I won the "Photograph of the year" award and I am very glad for this prize. Thanks for all! - Marc Montméat

Some good images here! - Laurie Klein

After viewing the nominations, I feel honored to place second in professional still life. Thank You. - Jason Nichols

Greetings from Switzerland, thank you for the great show! I am happy to be several times nominated and have a Merit of Excellence. Have a nice night! - Marco Benedetti

3 of my photos are nominated, so I am glad I took the decision to participate in the spider awards. - Mark Vogelgesang, Germany

When I've read my name as the winner of People Category I did not believe. I have had to read more than one time to realize it! I consider the Spider Awards the most important world contest in Black & White photography and to be one of the winners is really an unbelievable news... - Edoardo Agresti, Italy

Hello Everyone, I’m watching from Prosser, Washington State, USA - Suzy Cossman

the work of amateurs is often superior to that of professionals .... - Jean Rouzan, France

Hi everybody, I‘m watching from Germany and I’m so so happy, 6 nominations and honorable mention in abstract and 1st place in fashion, wowwwwwwwwwwwww thank you jury!!!! Congratulations to all the other winners, nominated ones and those who didn’t win: all these great pictures are winners! I’m so overwhelmed, sitting here and crying, I’m really touched. - Monika Brand

I am very pleased that my PARIS STUDIES received a nomination for the amateur classification within Fine Art. At age 74, I am especially pleased. The entire show is so beautifully/professionally done! Thank you all for your efforts, I look forward to the 7th annual competition. Best of life to you all! - Barbara Martin

I'm so excited to be nominated in the Nature/Amateur category among incredible talent and selected by such an esteemed panel of judges. Thanks to everyone involved in making the Black and White Spider Awards a well respected and exciting competition! - Lisa Narduzzi

I am thrilled to have got third place in the Fashion Category. - Alefiya Akbarally

We are very happy to have received the first prize in the outstanding achievement for the Abstract. We would like to thank all the wonderful jury that have choose all the beautiful images in this 6th Photoshow. Compliments for all the participants! - G.Aloisi & M. Gorini, Italy

Hello everyone, I'm watching from Manhattan, Kansas - Randy D. Love

"I'm very happy and I want to thank you to be nominated in Wildlife category for my picture ""Real Monster"", it's my first participation!! " - Christelle Téodoro, France

Thanks very much for the nomination in the Nude category. It’s really an honor to be recognized with so many other outstanding photographers. - Francis Keating, Hong Kong

I want to say thank you for the nomination in the Professional portrait category. - Michaelle Chapoteau, USA

Watching from Lyon, France - Stephane Suisse

Here live! Houston, Texas - Sent from my iPad - Sharon M.

watching from Germany - Kosmas Lazaridis

Hello everyone. I am watching in St. Louis, MO, United States - Jennifer Richter

Watching from Paris France!! - Dani Brubaker

Hi from Houston, Texas - Lindsay Malek

watching from Athens, Greece - Charalampos Lossifidis

Live watching from Belgium! :) - Tim Corbeel

Watching your great program from Wolfurt, Austria, Europe! I´m honestly moved by realising that I´ve won "PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" 2005, 2006 and now 2009! What a great feeling!! I´m overwhelmed and so happy! Thanks to the jury and congrats to all the other Winners and Nominees! Hugs to the SPIDER people over there! Werner Branz, Austria

WOW! What an honor! I can't explain how happy I am for being selected as shooting the Photograph of the Year. Shane Van Boxtel, USA

"Congratulations and thank you for a fine show, this year has been the best yet. There has been some wonderful images over all of the categories also some excellent amateur work. Well done everybody. Thank you for awarding me winner of the wild life category with my Sumatran Tiger also for the other two nominations, I am honoured especially as there were some fine examples in this catagory." Paul Bussell

It’s an honor to receive this nomination for my image in the professional portrait category. I am extremely proud to be part of this great group of photographers. Ali ihtiyar

Honored and humbled to be recognized as a nominee in Nature/Amateur category by such an impressive panel of judges! Thank you so much for the competition. Michael Flicek, Casper, Wyoming

Soooo pleased to be nominated twice in the amateur portrait category, first time participating and of course the honorable mention for my Havana Heads series. Marc Piron

I was informed by a photographer friend that I had won an award again this year in the Fine Art category, which is so subjective and difficult to judge, so I am therefore very grateful. I got a chance to look at the other work and I have to say that I saw some incredible photos. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners for such good quality work. Thomas Barbey

"I am honored to have two of my images in this great collection of art. Thanks to all who worked and made this another great year for the Spider Awards." Daniel P. Griffith (Nominee: Fine Art, Nature)

I deem it a privilege to be awarded 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence in the Portrait Division - Professional of the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. My entry 'Anguish' lies very dear to my heart. I would like to thank the judges of the competition and offer my congratulaions to all other nominees and award achievers in the competition. Barry Cheeseman

"This is my third 'Spiders' and was thrilled to receive two nominations this year in the professional architecture category. To be amongst such distinguished company is certainly a honour. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up in all the categories; a fine achievement!" Robert Brindley, Sydney Australia

Thank you so much for the professional nomination in the Silhouette Category! To say that I'm honored to even have been nominated is a huge understatement. I am completely humbled and somewhat speechless. I can't express how much it means to me have my work evaluated in such a way by the caliber of the judges involved in this competition. I feel elated to have been considered and to be among such talented photographers - the submitted work is simply beautiful and so evocative. Photography is my profession and my passion and honors such as this one are a major source of inspiration for me. Monica Shulman, New York City, USA

I just wanted to say "thank you" to all the judges for my 3rd Place HONOR OF DISTINCTION in Professional Architectural category for my photo, "Balconies II." I'm very honored by this win. Thank you! Brett Nelson, Seattle, WA

It’s an honor to receive this nomination for my image in the amateur fine art category. I am extremely proud to be part of this great group of photographers! Jeff Graves, Broomfield, Colorado USA

I'm glad to have get an honorable mention in Fine Art. Michel Rajkovic, France

I am very surprised and very proud to receive an honorable mention in the still life competition, considering the very high quality of all of the photographs. I want to thank you for organizing such fine competitions and want to thank the members of the jury. It’s very good to know my work is being appreciated. Geo Oplaat

A big thank you to the jury! This made my week! Marjolijn de Groot

Watching from Singapore. I am delighted to see both my photos (Shilhouette and Portrait) being judged and nominated in the Professional Categories by the World Class Jurors. I salute all the winners and participants. Joseph KS Tan, Singapore

I would like to thanks all the judges for the 3rd prize in photojournalism/amateur. Moreover, thanks to all the organizers, employees and staff behind the B&W Spider Award. It has been and it will be a pleasure to join this great photographic event. I feel honored to be part of such great group of photographers. Luca Tommasini

Thanks so much for the nomination of "Flower". It is much appreciated and I am honored. Thanks also to the Spider Awards and all the jury and staff for all your diligent efforts. Mark Wade

wow...Thanks for these 3 wonderful prizes..looking at all the other entries I feel really proud and honored...all the best from Hamburg Germany. Anatol Kotte, Germany

Thanks for nominating "Momma Cloudhead & The Windowclean Kid" in the amateur people section, I hope it gave you all as good a laugh as it did me when I took it. I nearly died laughing but managed to shoot off a few frames!! The subjects are being notified of the good news right now!! Delighted!! Thank You! Thank You!! Philip Rogan - Mallorca

Congratulations to Devin Campbell for his nomination in the Fine Arts category… well done… I’m watching from West Chester, PA Kristen Campbell

Having viewed all of this year’s photographs, I would like to thank the judges and the organizers for assembling a fascinating collection of photographic artworks. I am very honoured to be among the nominees in the Fine Art and Nature categories alongside some respected international artists. In particular I would like to congratulate fellow photographers from Russia and Canada who are present among this year’s winners and nominees. Ivan Petrov

I am so pleased to have received nominations in Nature & People, thank you judges and all. This degree of recognition, especially amongst the company upon which it was bestowed, is tremendously energizing and nurturing. I look forward to the creative stimulation that next years contest will bring. Jerry Freedner, Valatie, NY, USA

I am honoured to have received an nomination (for Sports Amateur) in such wonderful company. This is the first time I have entered. Liz Hardley, Auckland, New Zealand

I am delighted to have 2 nominations in the ABSTRACT - PROFESSIONAL category. Congratulations to the winners and an enormously talented group of nominees. I offer my warmest thanks to the judges and to the Spider Awards staff. I am truly honored to be involved. Gillian Lindsay, Canada

"I'm just completely astonished to be included in this years list of nominees (amateur architecture). I'm blown away by the creativity displayed in all the categories. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! " Jennifer Bucheit, La Crosse, WI

I'm very honored to have received two nominations this year. Looking at the other nominated photos, I'm flattered to see my work alongside such superb images. Watching from Chico, CA. Robert Woodward

Thank you so much for my nomination in the Architectural category. Quite a wonderful surprise. Lynn Tait, Sarnia Ontario Canada

I'm very honored to have had three nominations! I was absolutely blown away by the work I saw here today. Thanks so much to the judges, Black and White Spider, and congrats to all the winners! I feel like we're one big happy family. Jeff T. Alu

The nomination (Silhouette, professional) was completely unexpected! Proud to get a vote of confidence from such an impressive jury. Going through the list of judges again right now... :) Nikolai Ishchuk

My life revolves around photography.... I feel elated to be nominated and value the professional evaluation of my work. Continuing to pursue this art form and share my heart with the world, this is my drive. I especially want to thank those who have supported my efforts all along. Diana Michelle

"Wow! Thank you so much for the two nominations. What great honor to be amongst such amazing talent. You made my day!! Greetings from Berlin." Gregor Törzs

It is with great joy that I see that 3 of my photos were nominated in ARCHITECTURAL and FINE ART in the amateur category. It is the first time I participated in the Spider Award and it means an awful lot to me. THANKS. I am surprised by the high quality of photos which participated in this competition. A great joy to look at any of them. Heinrich Lingnau, Versailles-France

I am honored to me a nominee in the Amateur Category. I want to thank my wife, my family, my friends who all support me in my photography passion. I also want to thank the judges and my fellow photographers for sharing all their wonderful images. Bob Neiman Merrick, NY USA

I am truly honoured to be nominated in Amateur Abstract Category. It was pleasure to be among amazing group of photographers and I think everyone is winners at this stage. Dharmendra Krisson

First a nomination in Sport, now an Honourable Mention in Wildlife, thank you. I am very lucky and humbled when I look at the other entries. Congratulations to everybody who was recognised tonight and thank you judges. Congratulations to the winners and have a great night! Simon Buck, UK

Online from Milano, Italy. Thank You and congratulations for the amazing show. Iaia Gagliani, Italy

Happy to see two of my images nominated (nude and still life). Great work submited this year. Congrats to all winner, nominees and participants. Vernon Trent, Düsseldorf, Germany.

I am honored to have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Wildlife Category for my photograph entitled, "Fascination". Thank you to all of the Judges for this award; I appreciate it very much and am truly honored to have received this wonderful award. Thank you. Rita Kay Adams, United States of America

I was very excited to see that I was nominated in the Fashion (amateur) category. To be nominated among such other photographers is certainly an honor! Thanks to the Spider Awards staff and to all the judges who were involved in this competition. Paul Crampton, Perth, Ontario, Canada

9 nominations in 7 different categories and 1 Honourable Mention for 'Above the Canopy, Iguazu' - thank you for the recognition. Stephen Cummins, Dublin, Ireland

I am very gratified to be a nominee in the professional fine art category. All the images in the different categories are amazing and it is truly an honor to be included with these talented people. Mindy Paskil, Huntington Beach, California, USA

"I would again like to say thank you for my two nominations in the ""Amateur Architectural"" category. This was my first competition and I'm looking forward to the next Spider Awards." Michael Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"My email is a BIG thank for you all, I achieved the 1st place in People - Amateur, and I really can't believe it. Thank you also for the honorable mention in Still Life. Feel like I'm dreaming. " Giuseppe Violetta, Italy

"Well done to all who won be it 1st prize or HM. Fabulous standard of work in both Prof' and amateur classes. I have been inspired by what I have seen. Hey! great organisation too! " Victoria Parnall-Vaughan, London

"What a great exercise of imagination and creativity. Each image is a master's work. Thank you for sharing this amazing photographs. All artist-photographers are showing extraordinary talent." Arturo Macias, Orlando, Florida - USA

Thank you for another nomination this Year! Thank you to fellow photographers whose work is such great quality, I feel I do not deserve to be next to them! Charalampos Iossifidis, Greece

"I´m excited, thrilled and honoured to be one on the nominees in Still Life! Amateur! I truly roll with the giants in this one. " Pernilla Esbjornsson, Sweden

"In New York, Greenwich Village. I had given up on getting any rewards because of the excellence of the images. So thank you so much for nominating my Cup out Window in the Still Life category. " Mayda Rumberg

"Thanks to the judges for my 3rd place honor of distinction in the professional abstract category as well as my nomination in professional silhouette category. Outstanding work overall... " Leland Bobbe, New York City

Nominated in professional Nude categories. Trevor Brady, Vancouver, Canada

The Honorable Mention that I have received in the Sports/Amateur category & being nominated in Amateur Photojournalism comes as a wonderful surprise, since this my First ever contest in any Photo award contest. Thank you, thank you. I am honored to be nominated from such a list of outstanding talent from around the world. Thank you for my third nomination. I can't wait till next year. Chuck Kuhn, California USA

I am very happy and honored to be nominated in the Still Life category. Thank you very much. Joanna Pechmann, Barcelona, Spain

Amazing photography. Thank you for the nominations in the people, photojournalism (2) and silhouette category. I am honored to be included with other great photographers around the world. Thanks again. Larry Louie, Edmonton, Canada

"Watching from Switzerland, Zurich Oberland. I'm so thrilled, exited and flattered to be nominated. Many thanks to the jury for their work." Holger van Dreumel

I feel honoured and would like to say thanks. All the best to the winners and to all nominated photographers. It's a very fascinating event. Thank you very much. Thorsten Jankowski, Germany

"Thanks very much for the nomination in Still Life category. I'm very honoured. Watching from Brescia, Italy." Fabio Ghidini

"Hello from Hungary - thank you for the nomination in ""Portrait"" category, I am honored by this after having been nominated last year also. Next year I am to win it...!:) Congratulation for all the participants, seriously I think everyone won. And all the best for the Jury and the crew - wonderful work done. Have nice lights! " Gabor Dvornik (Cpt) - Hungary, Szodliget

I feel realy honoured with my HM and 3rd place in such a great company of photographers. I am watching from Celje, Slovenia. Tomaz Crnej

After being 1st place in abstract, a nomination in fashion, now honorable mention in portrait. I'm really speechless............thank you so, so much, it's so great to get such an honor. And congrats to all the other winners and nominees, really great work! Monika Brand, Germany

Just to say I am honoured to be a nominee in this years Professional Sports category and congratulations to all who entered and won. Darcy Brown, UK

"Watching from Central New Jersey, USA. I'm very pleased to be nominated in the Fine Art category and to get a Merit of Excellence Award in the Silhouette category! I'm very honored to be among such talented photographers from all around the world. Congrats to all nominees and winners." Igor Svibilsky

"I am thrilled and humbled to be nominated. The quality of images is mindblowing to say the least." R. Mitra

Thank you for the nomination in the fashion category. Wow! there sure is a lot of beautiful photography in this competition. Congratulations to the winners. Watching live from Toronto, Canada. Bently Quast

Watching from Sweden. Rolf Hörlin

Thx a lot. Perfect photos, best wishes to everybody, Moscow city here, we are watching... Grigoriy Yaroshenko

"Hello Monika from Sweden now in Spain :-) Thank You so much for voting on me and winning for the second time!!! This is unreal!!! " Monika Manowska

Watching from Elizabethtown, Kentucky (USA). What a thrill and honor to be nominated in the Photo Journalism category. I am humbled to be included in a group of such fantastic photographers. David Toczko

I am honoured to be nominated from such a list of outstanding talent from around the world. The Honourable Mention that I have received in the Amateur Fine Art category comes as a wonderful surprise! Congratulations, to all! Lori Crewe, Canada

Thank you for the nomination in Photojournalism. It is a great honor to be recognized along with so many talented photographers by such world class jurors. Sandra Chen Weinstein, Lake Forest CA, USA

Watching from Romania. I'm very pleased with the works so far. They are very good. Radu Fizesan

"Thank you to the judges for nominating me in the category of Photojournalism for my image The Price of War. And thank you to the Spider Awards for this wonderful event and opportunity. My second nomination in two years - I'm so honored! Watching from Santa Monica, CA. " Peggy Fontenot

I'm very inspired by all that I've seen so far! Very happy to have gotten three nominations in Abstract. Watching from my loft here in Downtown Los Angeles! Jeff Alu

Thanks again, after receiving nominees in nature and abstract, now for becoming second in Jounalism. Ruud Peters, The Netherlands

Inspirational work! I'm so proud to be amongst the nominees. Nicola Fearnley, Lancaster, UK

Enjoying great B&W photography in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Next year I'll join the competition! Arjan Onderdenwijngaard

Wonderful show and good to see Amateurs and the Pros together. Top standards in both worlds. Andreas Heumann

American watching from New Zealand. I'm honored to receive nominations in the Abstract and Nature categories, and I'm enjoying the amazing photography throughout the competition. Congratulations to all of the winners! Lynda Lester, Wellington, New Zealand

Best greetings from South Germany, great show, great pictures ! ...and by the way, a lot of thanks to the jury, I feel very honored about this nomination. Uwe Baeuchle

Thanks for the nominations so far for Uruguay's Imports (Fine Arts), Cloudscape, the Dream (Nature) and Calatrava was Here (Architecture). Stephen Cummins, Dublin, Ireland

Congratulations to Glen Headland, Nature Nominee. Plus all other winners. Paul Wright - watching in North West Devon, UK

Thrilled to have two nominations and congratulations to the winners. What a wonderful event! Andy Brooks

Thanks very much for the 3 nominations in the Nude category, it’s a great honor to be nominated again this year. Francis Keating, Hungary

Watching from Encinitas CA. Very honored to be nominated in amateur abstract and to have won 3rd place in Nature. Thanks. Tom O Scott

Very happy to see my image 8 Toes 5 Circles among the nominees - Swanky Cool Show! Watching from the Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics while hanging my Show: Voyeur Nocturne – Vancouver. Amyn Nasser

Watching from Buffalo, New York. Jerry Whitty

"Still trying to believe I have two nominations in Architecture (amateur)... I am very excited and happy - thank you so much! Watching from Germany...seeing so many really wonderful and special images here and also many familiar names - congrats to all of you, I feel so honoured to be among!" Dorothée Rapp, Germany

Watching from NY. Honored to be nominated in Fashion. Genuinely impressed by the quality of the show so far! Congrats to all winners and nominees. Thanks. Preston Chaplin

Watching from sunny OZ. Aldona Kmiec

Watching from Aix les Bains in France. Amazing nominees and winners. Let the show continue! I saw few names of friends and acquaintances as nominees and winners.. What a great show! Marie-Ancolie, France

The photography presented has been outstanding! Admiring and enjoying every presentation. Jill Snyder, Atlanta, GA USA

I would very much like to thank the judges in this prestigous competition for choosing my entry Dark Descent, Niagara Falls as the winner in the Nature category. Barry StevenGreff, Weston, FL, USA

Watching from Armenia! Congratulations to the winners! Aleksandr S Khachunts

Enjoying the great work! David Reilly, Philadelphia

Conratulations to this year's nominees and winners. Fantastic effort! Ivan Petrov watching from Ottawa, Canada

Watching from Victoria, Australia. What I have seen so far is amazing.... Liz Arcus

Thank you for seeing the value of my images as an abstract nominee. To be selected by such esteemed jurors affords me a level of content that is very reassuring. Thomas Vorce, Santa Fe, NM

I know this isn't much of an acceptance speech because I'm still shocked. I was excited to see that I received a nomination in the Abstract category, and I'm completely amazed that I received first place in the Architectural category! This means such a great deal to me. Vincent Carney (watching from Baltimore)

Watching from Red Hook, NY. North of NYCity on the Hudson River. Great work. Juliet Harrison

Watching from Mallorca, Spain. Philip Rogan

Watching from Stuttgart, Germany. Klaus Tesching

Paulo Gaspar Ferreira from Portugal

"I'm delighted to have been nominated in the Fine Art Professional category. I love the images by my fellow nominees. Good luck, everyone!" Isa Leshko

I was very surprised to see my name listed among the nominees for amateur fine art. Thanks. Larry Alford, Wimberley, Texas USA

"Watching from Germany and wooohoooo 1st place in abstract and a nominee in fashion... champagne right now :)) thanks to the jury, am sooooo happy!!!!" Monika Brand

"So Proud!! Two nominees in architecture, and one of them got an honorable mention :) Tears of joy here in the living room! Looking forward to a great show! So many beautiful pictures :) Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! " TinaLiv, Fredericia, Denmark

Looking on from Marathon, Ontario Canada. Doug Gibbons

Love all the work!! Congrats!! From the ranch in far West Texas! Rachael Waller

Watching from Croton on Hudson, New York. John Hamburger

Watching and becoming more and more involved. Tomasz Lewandowski, Warsaw, Poland

"In London, glad to be amongst the nominees again, looking forward to the rest of the evening, great standard, carry on." Derek Seaward

I'm watching from Tucson, Arizona and I am seeing so many amazing and inspirational images. Congratulations everyone! Jackie Alpers

Wow! A great show so far and a fantastic surprise to achieve an Honorable Mention. Many thanks. Peter Zetner, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Watching from Helsingborg, Sweden. Looks great! Pernilla E

Watching from South Germany. Thomas Schmid

Watching from Anoka, Minnesota. Congrats everyone who has been nominated thus far. Christopher Guthrie

Congratulation to the winners!!! Watching from Chisinau, Moldova. Adrian Hâncu

Hi. Watching this live from Bucharest, Romania. I have already two nominations in amateur Abstract, and one of them got a Honorable Mention. I've almost fainted :) Alin Popescu

Watching from Sydney, Australia. It's looking good so far and am waiting in anticipation! Sheila Smart (Spider Awards Photographer of the Year 2005)

In the office, very exciting, love the images, best of luck Spider Fellows! Basil

What a great idea. I'm really enjoying the show. I'm watching from Corvallis, Oregon. Micha Sanders

Watching from Washington, DC. Carol Simons Huddleston

Cambridge, New Zealand. Paul Abbitt

I am on a fashion shoot in New York, but monitoring the results while on set! Michael Creagh, Manhattan

Watching from Laguna Niguel, California. I can’t believe that my name is on the winners list! I really appreciate the recognition by such an outstanding group of judges. There are so many great photos that were nominated. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Shirley Land

Watching from Fort Collins, Colorado. Adrian Davis

"Awesome photographs, congratulation to the winners! Watching from Sweden." Anna Hurtig

Watching from Stockholm, Sweden. Very impresive work so far. Hakan Strand

I am watching from Toronto, Canada. Alla Emelianova

I follow your presentation in Helsinki. B&W Spider Awards is a fine competition. My congratulation to all winners. Markku Saijets

Best regards from Austria! Roland S. Heim

Santa Cruz, CA USA. Susan Hillyard

Hello I’m watching from Germany. Ernst Egener

Watching from Arizona. Jeffrey Welcker

I am watching from Saint Louis, MO USA. Jennifer Richter

"following from here in The Netherlands!! Congrats David, what a photo!!" Adriaan van Jaarvseld

Watching from Boston. Incredible Abstract work... Blows my mind. I wish I could see the way these artists do. Great job, and congratulations to the winners! Chris Rioux

Dave Thrower here in England - near Buckingham. Looking forward to the architectural section! David Thrower

Glued to the computer holding a glass of cognac and very pleased to be nominated. Steve Taylor, Norwich, UK

Watching from Lancaster, California. Bobby Samuels

Austin, Texas y'all! Roseann Dreasher

Ted Witek from Toronto

Northwest of England, UK! Wojciech Rozanski

Watching from Seattle, Washington! Let's see some winners! William Bossen

"Watching from Copenhagen, Denmark, and already amazing images in the abstract category! " Alexandre Buisse

Watching from New Zealand. Wayne Rickard

Watching from Tempe Arizona, United States of America! David Adams

Watching from Belgium. Dirk Vermeirre

Looking forward to the show! Rob Matheson, Valencia, Spain

from San francisco bay area, California - let the show begin! Carol Sandgren