"That's a nice picture" I'm sure every photographer on earth has heard this hundreds of times. However praise and recognition from one's peers is something that we all strive for and truly value. So I couldn't hide my delight when I scooped 4 Gold and 2 Silver awards at the IPPA's first quarterly judging of the year. I was successful in both the Architectural and Landscape categories. Pictures from this and the following three judgings will go forward to the annual IPPA 'Photographer of the Year' final to be held in early 2012. I have included one of the Gold award winners from the judging: a picture of the iconic beach huts at Brighton.