Thanks to our Round 1 Judges

We would like to give a special thank you to our judges for Round 1, William and Helen! They not only scored the images but also provided valuable feedback to the competitors.



Helen Brennan

Helen Brennan is a creative director with over fifteen years experience in advertising, design and creative strategy. Hailing from Brisbane, she began her career as a writer, before venturing into the world of graphic design.

Helen has held several positions within the design and advertising industries, including six years as Creative Director of a boutique Brisbane agency, where she was responsible for the inception and implementation of countless creative campaigns.

Her writing and design skills have proven a powerful combination throughout her career, allowing her to see the entire creative process through to fruition. She now works closely with a select group of clients through her own business, Helen Brennan Creative.

Her client work is complemented by her drive to contribute to her industry, influencing a new generation of creative minds through her lecturing role at Design College Australia. She also spent several years serving as Council Member for the Australian Graphic Design Association’s (AGDA) Queensland chapter, and has contributed varied editorial content to industry publications such as Desktop Magazine.

Helen continues her client work, lecturing, writing and industry involvement, most recently introducing professional mentorship to her range of services. A proud social media advocate, Helen admits she gets anxious if she goes too long between tweets.

Find Helen on twitter: @helenbrennan



William Long

Photography is my all-consuming life.
I love what I do, and I do it with an overwhelming passion.

I’m fortunate to work in a field that both inspires and challenges me. The passion never seems to recede; the challenge never seems to diminish; the diversity is always a thrill, a constant path of opportunities and creative solutions. This has enabled me to earn a living at what I love for over twenty five years; working across the globe in UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.

My diverse and innovative approach to my work is a result of a wide and varied professional background. Originally from the UK, I studied both the performing and visual arts, starting my professional life as a performer. A four year involvement in marketing and arts production followed; eventually focussing my energies on my lifelong passion, photography.

My photographic career began prior to the 1980’s, quickly establishing a niche market in the highly specialised field of performing arts photography. I eventually evolved into many areas of commercial and portrait photography. 1990’s brought about a permanent move to Australia, forming Longshots Photography; where I have been mainly involved in the exciting and varied world of architectural, commercial, industrial and lifestyle photography.

Find William on Facebook: Longshots Photography