Honors


11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 

Nominee. From the Looking Glass. Americana: Professional. 2018.


11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS

Nominee. Courthouse Balcony. Architecture: Professional. 2018.


12th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 
Nominee. Winter Walkway. Nature: Professional. 2017.


KOMO-TV NEWS 4 SEATTLE – ABC AFFILIATE 
Three Leica photographs featured in a local news story. Monday, March 20, 2017.
Article: Woman arrested after standoff with police in Mukilteo.
Photojournalism credit as "Brett Howard Nelson." 

 

F-STOP PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
Group Exhibition. Black and White Photography. 2013.
Footsteps Waikiki and Interwoven Palm. (The Hawaii Collection)
Published: F-Stop Magazine. Issue #62 December 2013 - January 2014.

 

8th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 
Nominee. Waikiki Road. Sport: Professional. 2013.

 

6th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS
Nominee. Gum Wall Window (black and white). Photojournalism: Professional. 2011.
Published: Black & White Spider Awards Journal. Vol 1: Professional Issue 1. Collection No.1 (2011). Pages #458-459.

 

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Honorable Mention. Balconies, Balconies II, 555 California Street. Architecture: Buildings: Nonpro Student. 2010.


PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE 30TH ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Finalist. Gum Wall Window (color). 2010.
Published: Best of Photography 2010. Serbin Communications, INC.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE 30TH ANNUAL BEST OF COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Finalist. Blue Steel. Academy of Art University. 2010.
Published: Best of College Photography 2010. Serbin Communications, INC.

 

5th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS
3rd Place Winner. Honor of Distinction Award. Balconies II. Architectural: Professional. 2010


5th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS
Nominee. Balconies. Architectural: Professional. 2010.


ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY PORTFOLIO GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2009
Graphic Design. Associate of Arts Degree. Eight fine art photos presented featuring professional
skill, talent, and creative composition. 555 California Street, Balconies II, Bench of Crissy Field Beach, Bridgeport Place, Gum Wall Window, Owl n’ Bat, Seclusion–Central Park, Smith Tower Classic.

 

PILSNER URQUELL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Honorable Mention. The Mukilteo Winter Collection. Nature: Seasons. 2008.
Published: 2008 Annual Awards Book. (Name only) 


PHOTOGRAPHER'S FORUM MAGAZINE 29TH ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Finalist. Bridgeport Place. 2008.
Published: Best of Photography Annual 2008. Serbin Communications, INC.