I am excited and honored to learn that one of the prints I entered in the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) Western District Photographic Competition was awarded a “Seal of Approval,” and a score “deserving of a merit!” The District competition is a precursor to PPA’s International Photographic Competition, a world-renowned photographic competition where entries are evaluated against a standard of excellence considering elements of technical expertise along with style, impact, and creativity.
“Deserving of a Merit” is a tough score to earn, so I’m thrilled that this portrait of Sweet Hope was awarded that distinction! Now it will move to the next level and compete at the International Photographic Competition later this year.
The three other images I entered in competition also scored well, solidly in the “Above Average” category!
Little Boys Blue
Trouble in Paradise (Valley)
Photography is a constant journey of learning and growing. Entering competition motivates me , hones and improves my skills, and is one step along the way to earning my Master of Photography degree.