I am excited to share my good news that today I received 4 merits for my 4 image entries into IPC- Professional Photographers of America’s Annual International Competition. Three of the merited images were chosen to to be included in the prestigious Loan collection. This Loan collection becomes a beautiful hardbound coffee table book as well as a traveling exhibition Internationally.
I would love to share them with you on this blog post but I cannot. Images that go Loan are again judged for other awards and if any images are published before judging is done they will be disqualified.
The best of it is I am now granted Master Photographer certification through the PPA and I am one of PPA Platinum Photographers for 2015.
It is an honor to be judged by my piers who have done the work to be judges. They adhere to the highest standards and are guided by strict guidelines when they are assigned to judge. The IPC process is dignified and fair.
I have been competing since 2005 and had 3 merits until the 2014 IPC when my 4 entries all meritied and 2 went loan.
I have watched the judging for the last 3 days due to the fact they have live streaming of the judging rooms. I saw 2 of my works get challenged and it was exciting.
The images below to this blog entry are my 2014 in the loan book and the cover of the book. Foothill castle also won the Lexjet award. Thanks for looking