- 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILP): 101 selection (2019)
- 2019 Memorial Maria Luisa (MML) International Mountain, Nature and Adventure Photo Contest: Highly Commended (Mountain Landscape)
- 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILP): 101 selection (2018)
- 2018 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year: 2X Finalists (Landscape)
- 2018 EPSON International Pano Awards: 1X Silver Award (Landscape Open)
- 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: 1X Shortlist (Landscape)
- 2018 Australasian Top 20's Emerging Photographers: Portfolio ranked at 17th
- 2017 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year: 1X Runner Up (2nd prize, Landscape)
- 2017 Chromatic Photography Awards: 1X 1st Place Prize (Landscape - Professional)
- 2017 Epson International Pano Awards - Top 50 (Amateur Landscape/Nature): 1X Gold Award (ranked at 17)
- 2017 the 27th Memorial Maria Lusia International Mountain and Nature Photography Competition (MML 2017): 1X Honourable Mentions (Nature)
- 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: 1X Finalist (Landscape)
- 2015 1x.com Gallery Curator's Choice Award
- 2015 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: 1X Finalist (Landscape)
- 2014 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year: 2X Finalists (Landscape)
- 2014 the 24th Memorial Moria Lusia International Mountain and Nature Photography Competition (MML 2014): 1X Highly Commended (Mountain Landscape)
- 2014 1x.com Gallery Curator's Choice Award
- Australian Photography, October Issue, 2020. Feature article (9 pages): Hip to Be Square - The Art of the Square Format Landscape
- Australian Photography, June Issue, 2020. Behind the Lens: Ground Zero.
- Australian Geographic, March 2020. Photo story: Escaping the epicentre: My journey from Wuhan to Sydney.
- D-Photo, August/September Issue, 2019, Feature story: Alpine Glow (8 page).
- The Climber, Autumn Issue, 2019, publishes my panorama image "Glacier Light".
- Australian Photography, April Issue, 2019, Night Light: How to Take Unique Mountain Sky Images at Night (11 pages).
- New Zealand Geographic, January/February Issue, 2019, Feature story: Moonlighting (12 pages).
- Australian Photography, January Issue 2018, the Cover page
- New Zealand Geographic, November/December Issue 2018, 2 finalisted images published
- 摄影之友（Photographers' Companion), February Issue 2018, 5 whole pages FOTOMEN feature story of my mountain photography
- Australian Photography, December Issue 2017, 9 whole pages feature story coverage of my 2016 Patagonia photography adventure
- New Zealand Geographic, September/October Issue 2016, image published in feature story "First Ascent"
- 大众摄影（Popular Photography), September Issue 2016, 8 whole pages gallery feature story coverage + Cover page
- Practical Photography, February Issue 2015, double-opened pages for one image publication
- Colours, February Issue 2014 1 whole page image publication (note: Colours is Garuda Indonesia In-Flight magazine)
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