Master Photographers International

MPIO's 2016 International Nature Photographer of the Year!

Mike Guilbault shown with (from left to right) the Master Photographer in Fine Art Award, the Best in Class (Seascape), Best in Class (Landscape) and the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year awards from MPIO.

It is with great honour that we are able to announce that local Elmvale photographer, Mike Guilbault, MPF, was selected as the 2016


by the Master Photographers International Organization based out of Calgary, Alberta (Canada).

The 2016 International Image Competition was held earlier in 2016 and drew entries from professional photographers throughout Canada, the USA and overseas. In the competition, Mike earned Best in Class Awards for Natural Landscape and Natural Seascape along with 4 Awards of Distinction, all leading to his nomination for the highest award in this category.

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The trophies were received this past November and are shown here along side of his previous award for the Designation of "Master Photographer in Fine Art".

The international judging committee consisted of Martin Grahame-Dunn (Warwickshire, UK), Dennis Hammon (Idaho, USA), Mark Bryant (Montana, USA), Craig Minielly (Vancouver, Canada), Mike Grandmaison (Winnipeg, Canada), John Woodward (Florida, USA) and Mercury Megaloudis (Victoria, Australia).

More information about MPIO can be found at their website,

For more of Mike's artwork, visit Fine Art Photography.