My Photo Has Been Selected as a Top 25 Finalist in the Worldwide 2012 Creative Asia Awards Photography Competition

July 15, 2012 Travis Dewitz

I entered this photo in the 2012 Creative Asia Awards Photography Competition. The Creative Asia Awards are a worldwide photography competition for photographers with categories including Portrait, Wedding, Landscape, Commercial/Fashion, Street/Travel, and Illustrative/Abstract. I was very happy to be notified that my photo received the Silver Award but it was much more amazing to find out that it was also a finalist in the top 25 in the Portrait Environmental category. It is very humbling to see my hard work and passion next to so many other photographers amazing photography. I am beyond being very happy to be in the top 25 of such a large Worldwide judged competition like the Creative Asia Awards. What makes this even more special to me is seeing that two of the World’s top photographers (Joe McNally and Zach Arias) that I look up to are on the amazing panel of judges.  The $5,000 grand prize would be nice but I am more than honored for getting as far as I did in this competition .


The Judging panel will be made up of 2 parts. The online judging panel will score all images submitted into the awards and determine the top 25 placing images in each category. The Finalist judging team will be judging, discussing and scoring the highest scoring images of the competition as a live judging panel. The judging will be open  to all and carried out in front of the attendees of the Creative Asia Conference.

Would you like to see the finalist get judged live from Hong Kong?

The Judging Final will be broadcast live to the website. The Judging will conducted in HONG KONG as part of the Creative Asia Photography Conference.

Creative Asia Photography Awards Judging Schedule
Wednesday 18th July 8:00am – 5:00pm ( UTC/GMT +8 hours )
Broadcast live to the website

8am –  9am   Wedding – Open 
9am – 10am  Wedding – Photojournalism 
10am – 11am  Portrait – Open 
11am – 12pm  Portrait – Environmental
— Lunch Break —
1pm – 2pm  Commercial / Fashion 
2pm – 3pm  Illustrative / Abstract 
3pm – 4pm  Street / Travel 
4pm – 5pm  Landscape 

Do you want to see all of the finalist in the 2012 competition?

2012 Creative Asia Awards Finalists

Other Important Information Links

2012 Creative Asia Awards Judges

Joe McNally’s and Zach Arias’s Photography

Books by Joe McNally 

Wednesday 18th July 8:00am – 5:00pm ( UTC/GMT +8 hours ) is Hong Kong time which would be Tuesday 17th 7:00pm – 3:00am CST. The category that my photo is in will be judged at 9:00pm CST.

travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographMy name is Travis Dewitz and I am from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I love photography. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I specialize in these three areas of photography; CorporatePortraits, and Youth Modeling. These three areas that I offer fit my strengths and keen precision I have for these art forms. I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as in all art, is to evoke an emotional response. The bold pursuit of chasing the best one yet pushes me to continually evolve my photography vision; with precision, compassion and visual drama. ~ learn more about me.

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.