I joined the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) last May upon graduating from Langara College. A couple of weeks back I decided to participate in the Western States District Competition as this was going to be the very first time that the PPA was accepting digital images! Previously, PPA competitions were based on prints only.
I am beyond honoured to share that, not only were all the images I submitted accepted – but 3 out of those 4 images earned Seals of Approval – equivalent of a “Merit” in Canada – I believe. I am pretty blown away! I am now submitting them to the International Competition and considering a different 4th image other than the “Lions Gate Bridge” I submitted.
Thank you to all of you who assisted me not only with feedback in preparation of my image submissions but also guidance and advice in preparation of the competition process – Patricia Mathis, Karen Learmonth, Anna Beaudry, Don MacGregor and Sam Gardner.
Many of you on Facebook were asking to see the images – so I am posting them here to share – the first 3 were given Seals of Approval and the last one “Lions Gate Bridge” was Accepted: