Upon graduation from Blackpool & Fylde College, judged Student of the Year
Association of Photographers Assistant Competition Winner
Association of Photographers 9th Awards, Merit & Special Mention
Association of Photographers 12th Awards, Judges Choice
Association of Photographers 16th Awards, Commissioned Advertising Life (Single)
Sun Awards 1999, Best of Show
D&AD 2000, Corporate & Brand Identity for John Moores University
Sun Awards 2003 Judges Choice
Sun Awards 2007 Best Promotion of a Photographer
Sun Awards 2009 Best Overall Image
Association of Photographers Awards 2009, Commissioned Portrait
Association of Photographers Awards 2010, Non Commissioned Body : Single
Association of Photographers Awards 2011, Non Commissioned Portrait : Best in Category
Solo Exhibition “See 33″ in Manchester, 2011
Sun Awards 2011, Best Overall Image and Best Image Bronze plus Best Promotion of a Photographer for “See 33″
May 2012, AOP Online Exhibition “See 33 by Jonathan Oakes”
2012/13, National Portrait Gallery Rm 39a, Maxine Peake image included in exhibition “Portraits by Contemporary Photographers”
Behance: Photography Served
Behance: Fashion Served
IPA International Photography Awards, 2011  Portrait, Special Mention,
IPA International Photography Awards, 2013  Advertising, Special Mention,
IPA International Photography Awards, 2013  Nature, Special Mention,
Sun Awards 2014, Best Use of Image for “The Donkey Sanctuary Adoption Campaign”
9th International B&W Spider Awards, Fashion, Nomination
Association of Photographers Awards 2015, Non-Commissioned Fashion & Beauty : Single
Sun Awards 2015, Best Image Bronze & Best Use of Image Merit
10th International B&W Spider Awards, Fashion, 2 x Nominations
Sun Awards 2016, Best Use of Image 3rd