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Congratulations Jenn Verrier - February PFRE Photographer of the Month

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24/02/2017
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Congratulations to Jenn Verrier in Arlington, Virginia who the jury has voted PFRE Photographer of the Month for February. This is Jenn’s first win as the PFRE Photographer of the Month. Here are the entries that the jurors awarded points to this month in order of points awarded:
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Congratulations Travis Rowan – January PFRE Photographer of The Month

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23/01/2017
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Congratulations to Travis Rowan who the jury has voted PFRE Photographer of the Month for January. This is Travis’s third win as the PFRE Photographer of the Month. The other two wins were September 2016 and September 2015. There were a huge number of great twilight shots this month! Here are the entries that the jurors awarded points […]

Congratulations to Brandon Cooper PFRE Photographer of the Year for 2016

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01/01/2017
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Congratulations to Brandon Cooper, PFRE Photographer of the year for 2016. Contestants for Photographer of the year were the winners of the 2016 photographer of the month. Brandon won 3 monthly contests in 2016. Below are the results of the jury's voting. The list shows all contestants that got votes in order of the number of […]

Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik 2016 PFRE Videographer of The Year

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01/01/2017
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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik, PFRE Videographer of the year for 2016. Contestants for Videographer of the year were the winners of the 2016 Videographer of the month. All 2016 Videographers of the month are shown here. Below is the results of the PFRE video jury's voting. This list shows everyone that received votes in […]

Congratulations to Hamish Beeston – November PFRE Videographer of The Month

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03/12/2016
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Congratulations to Hamish Beeston of Bristol, UK who the video jury has voted PFRE videographer of the month for Sep/Oct/Nov 2016. Click here or on the image to the right to have a look at Hamish’s winning video. This is Hamish's third time winning the Video contest and he was voted the 2014 PFRE videographer […]

Congratulations Brian Doherty – November PFRE Photographer of The Month

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23/11/2016
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Congratulations to Brian Doherty of Boston, MA who the jury has voted PFRE Photographer of the Month for November. This is Brian’s third win as the PFRE Photographer of the Month. The other two wins were June 2016 and July 2015. Here are all the entries that the jurors awarded points to this month:

Congratulations Aaron Kraft – October PFRE Photographer Of The Month

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24/10/2016
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Congratulations to Aaron Kraft of Jackson, Wyoming who the jury as voted PFRE Photographer of the month for October 2016. As you can see from the comments on Aaron's entry the jurors disagreed as to whether Aaron's shot looked elevated enough to fit this month's theme of "Elevated exterior shot- Pole Aerial Photography, Aerial or […]

Congratulations To Travis Rowan - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For September

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23/09/2016
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Congratulations to Travis Rowan of Maui, Hawaii who has won the September photographer of the month for September. Travis won this contest last September - I think that the September theme, "Patio deck or garden space" is just Travis's thing! Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:

Congratulations to Anders Carlson – August PFRE Videographer of The Month

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01/09/2016
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Congratulations to Anders Carlson of Kailua Kona, HI who won the PFRE Property Videographer of the month of August 2016. Here is Anders winning video. This month there were a bunch of great videos! Rachel and Matt tied for third place. Here are the results of the jury's voting:

Congratulations Aaron Kraft - August PFRE Photographer Of The Month

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21/08/2016
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Congratulations to Aaron Kraft of Jackson, Wyoming who the jury as voted PFRE Photographer of the month for August 2016. Aaron's stunning daylight exterior photo won by a huge margin! Here are all the entries that the jurors awarded points to this month: Aaron Kraft Tony Colangelo Barry MacKenzie - Photo deleted from the contest pool […]

Congratulations to Rachel von Nordeck - July PFRE Videographer of The Month

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01/08/2016
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Congratulations to Rachel von Nordeck in Christchurch, New Zealand who won the PFRE Property Videographer of the month for July 2016. Here is Rachel's winning video. Here are the ranking results of the jury's voting: Rachel von Nordeck Marcus Johnson Joshua Vernon-Rogers Anders Carlson Diane Zahorodny Bill Oxford Vic DeVore

Congratulations Tony Colangelo - PFRE Photographer of The Month for July

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25/07/2016
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Congratulations to Tony Colangelo of Victoria, BC who the jury as voted PFRE Photographer of the month for July 2016. This is Tony's fourth PFRE photographer of the month win. Only Tony and Brandon Cooper are four-time winners. Also, it's worth noting that Tony's wins are over a period of four consecutive  years. He is the […]

Congratulations Matt Van Emmerik - PFRE Property Videographer of the Month May/June

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02/07/2016
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Congratulations to Matt Van Emmerik (Showcase Photography) in Kelowna, BC who won the Property Videographer of the month contest for May/June 2016. Here is Matt's winning video. Here are the ranking results of the video jury's voting: Kelowna Real Estate Photography - Matt Van Emmerik Joshua Vernon-Rogers Allan MacKenzie Brandon Headley Anders Carlson Donald Wagner Morgan Franklin […]

Congratulations Brian Doherty - June PFRE Photographer of The Month

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24/06/2016
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Congratulations to Brian Doherty of Boston MA who the jury has voted PFRE photographer of the month for June. This is Brian's second win as the PFRE photographer of the month. His first win was back in July of last year. Here are all the entries that the jurors awarded points to this month:

Congratulations Brandon Beechler - May PFRE Photographer of The Month

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24/05/2016
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Congratulations to Brandon Beechler of Orange County, CA who has won the PFRE photographer of the month for May. This is Brandon's second win. His first win was back in March of 2013. Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:

Congratulations Sharon and Lyndon Davey - PFRE Property Video March/April

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03/05/2016
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Congratulations again for the second video contest in a row won by Sharon and Lyndon Davey of Rockingham (just South of Perth) Western Australia. Here is their winning video. Sharon and Lyndon are a husband and wife team that shoot property video for their listings. Sharon does the on-camera work and Lyndon does the camera and editing work. […]

Congratulations Brandon Cooper - April PFRE Photographer of The Month

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26/04/2016
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Congratulations to Brandon Cooper of Fort McMurray, Alberta who has won the photographer of the month for April. This is the third month in a row Brandon, you need to give someone else a chance! Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month: Brandon Cooper Barry MacKenzie Justin Jordan Tony Colangelo […]

Congratulations Brandon Cooper - March PFRE Photographer of The Month

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23/03/2016
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Congratulations again to Brandon Cooper of Fort McMurray, Alberta who has won again this month. Brandon is on a roll! Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month: Brandon Cooper Brian Doherty Seamus Payne Rajan Milosevic Andrew Pece Peter Bentley Trace Tague Barry MacKenzie Matt Davis Canek Estrada

Congratulations To Sharon and Lyndon Davey Winners Of The Jan/Feb PFRE Video Contest

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02/03/2016
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Congratulations to Sharon and Lyndon Davey of Rockingham (just South of Perth) Western Australia, who the PFRE video jury just voted the winner of the Jan/Feb video contest. Here is their video. Sharon and Lyndon are a husband and wife team that shoot video for their listings. Sharon does the on-camera work and Lyndon does the […]

Note Rule Changes For PFRE Photographer of Month Contest

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01/03/2016
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Starting with the March PFRE Photographer of the month contest there is a significant change to the way the contest will be run. See the contest rules page for full details. Contestants will post their own photos to the contest pool. This means: Contestants will not be anonymous as they were before this change. Contestants must […]

Congratulations To Brandon Cooper - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For February

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24/02/2016
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Congratulations Brandon Cooper of Fort McMurray, Canada who the PFRE jury has voted February PFRE photographer of the month. This month's theme is living rooms or family rooms. Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month: #10 - Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, Alberta #17 - Barry MacKenzie, London, Ontario #22 - […]

Congratulations To Kerry Bern - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For January

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25/01/2016
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Congratulations to Kerry Bern, Ankeny, Iowa who the jury has voted January PFRE Photographer of the month. This month's theme is exterior twilight shots. Here are the contestants that the Jurors awarded points to this month: #2 - Kerry Bern, Ankeny, Iowa #9 - Brett Gray, Brisbane, Australia #16 - Andrew Pece, San Clemente, California […]

Congratulations Travis Rowan - 2015 PFRE Videographer Of the Year

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31/12/2015
Congratulations to Travis Rowan, of Maui, Hawaii who the video jury has just chosen as the 2015 PFRE  videographer of the year. The  stunning video to the right is Travis's video that won video of the month for May 2015 that got him included as a contestant for videographer of the year. The jurors struggled with this vote. […]

Congratulations to Jason Roehner - PFRE Photographer of the year for 2015

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24/12/2015
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Congratulations to Jason Roehner, PFRE Photographer of the year for 2015.  Click on the photo to the right to see the large version of this image. Below is the results of the jury's voting. Click on the month to see each photo or go to the PFRE Contest Flickr group to see all of them. This list […]

Congratulations To Hamish Beeston - Oct/Nov Videographer Of The Month

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02/12/2015
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Congratulations to Hamish Beeston of Bristol, UK who the video jury has voted PFRE videographer of the month for Oct/Nov. Click on the image to the right to have a look at Hamish's winning video. Hamish has the distinction of being the first contestant ever to win both the still photo contest and the video […]

Congratulations To Hamish Beeston - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For November

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24/11/2015
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Congratulations to Hamish Beeston, Bristol, UK who has won the November PFRE photographer of the month. Another UK winner! Wow, these UK shooters can't be stopped! Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month: #17 - Hamish Beeston -Bristol, UK #28 - Barry MacKenzie - London, Ontario #9 - Tim Krueger - […]

Congratulations To Tony Colangelo - His Photos Helped Clients To Win 2015 Gold CARE Award

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07/11/2015
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This last week Tony Colangelo in Victoria, BC told me that his photos helped four of his clients win the top prize in the 2015 CARE Awards. The CARE awards are a big event for the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Tony said: Last week, the largest professional builders' association on Vancouver Island (the Victoria Residential Builders […]

Congratulations To Richard Hookway – PFRE Photographer Of The Month For October

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26/10/2015
Congratulations to Richard Hookway, of Hampshire, UK who has won the October photographer of the month. The UK folks dominated this month's contest. Probably because shooting with large poles has been popular in the UK for a long time. They may have invented PAP. Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month: #19 […]

Congratulations To Steve Dolinsky - Aug/Sept PFRE Videographer Of The Month

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01/10/2015
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Congratulations to Steve Dolinsky of Nyack, New York who the video jury has voted the PFRE videographer of the month for August/September. Here is Steve's winning video. And here is the ranking results of the jury's voting. To view the videos click on the entry numbers below and then click on the video link in […]

Congratulations To Travis Rowan - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For September

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24/09/2015
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Congratulations to Travis Rowan of Maui, Hawaii who has won the September photographer of the month for September. Travis has won the PFRE video contest three times so he thought he'd try his hand at still photography. Travis is the second photographer/videographer that has won both the video contest and the still contest. Anders Carlson […]

Congratulations Alasdair McIntosh PFRE Photographer of The Month August

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24/08/2015
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Congratulations to Alasdair McIntosh, York, UK, the PFRE photographer of the month for August. Alasdair is a first-time winner. He's been a regular contestant for a long while. I must say, I really like this beautifully composed exterior shot of this idyllic English cottage. Great job Alasdair! Here are all the contestants that the jurors awarded […]

Congratulations To Charlie Dresen - June/July Videographer Of The Month

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01/08/2015
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Congratulations to Charlie Dresen of Steamboat Springs, Colorado who the video jury voted the June/July videographer of the month. Here is Charlie's winning video. Here are the ranking results of the voting: #4, Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO #6, Steven Dolinsky, Nyack, New York #5, Jared Saulnier, Portsmouth, NH #7, Allan Mackenzie, Moolooaba, Australia #2, […]

Congratulations Brian Doherty - PFRE Photographer Of The Month For July

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23/07/2015
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Congratulations to Brian Doherty of Boston MA who the jury has voted PFRE photographer of the month for July. Brian is a first-time winner. He's been a regular contestant for many months. Here are all the winners: #22, Brian Doherty, Boston, MA #14, Barry MacKenzie, London, ON #12, Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC #11, Alasdair McIntosh, York, UK #19, […]

Congratulations Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC - June PFRE Photographer of The Month

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24/06/2015
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Congratulations to Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC, Canada.  Another close competition again this month with a 3 way tie for 2nd place. We had some discussion about how this theme (large interior adjoined space) is a bit fuzzy as to what it really means. Matthew Stallone and others took exception to whether Tony's image is a […]

Congratulations Travis Rowan - May PFRE Videographer Of The Month

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01/06/2015
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Congratulations to Travis Rowan, of Maui, Hawaii who the video jury voted the May 2015 PFRE  videographer of the month with this stunning video. As usual with these contests, there's a lot to be learned from looking at the juror comments in the contest Flickr group. Thanks to the jurors who had the time to […]

Congratulations Anders Carlson - PFRE Photographer Of The Month May 2015

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25/05/2015
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Congratulations to Anders Carlson of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  The jury just finished voting on the entries and the competition this month was very close. The top four entrants were all within just a few points of each other. This is Anders' third win. He won in both May of 2012 and May of 2013, all three […]

Congratulations Luke Phillips PFRE Videographer of The Month For April

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02/05/2015
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Congratulations to Luke Phillips of London, UK for winning the April PFRE videographer of the month for April. His stunning video captured the attention of the video jurors. Here are the points awarded by the jurors: 102 pts, #10, Luke Phillips, London, UK 98 pts, #2, Dino Tassara, Lahaina, Maui 98 pts, #12, Wes Neil, […]

Congratulations Brandon Cooper PFRE April Photographer Of The Month

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25/04/2015
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Congratulations to Brandon Cooper, in Fort McMurray Alberta, CA. Brandon is an agent in Fort McMurray. You dazzled the jurors with your master bedroom shot! Here are the results of the jury voting: 61 pts, #31, Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, Alberta 22 pts, #29, Ethan Tweedie, Big Island, Hawaii 14 pts, #13, Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC […]

Congratulations Ryan Fletcher - Feb/Mar 2015 PFRE Videographer Of The Month

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02/04/2015
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Congratulations to Ryan Fletcher, of Kailua Kona, Hawaii who won the Feb/Mar 2015 PFRE  videographer of the month award with this stunning video. As usual with these contests, there's a lot to be learned from looking at the juror comments in the contest Flickr group. Thanks to the jurors who had the time to post […]

Congratulations Seth Parker PFRE Photographer Of The Month For March

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24/03/2015
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Wow! Big contest this month! Sixty one entries. Congratulations to Seth Parker of Huntsville, Alabama. Click on the image on the right to see a large version of Seth's winning image. The competition was much closer this month than last. Jonas Berg of Gothenburg, Sweden came in a very close second. Seth and Jonas were […]
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