The results of this years International Photographic Competition are in the books following an exhaustive 5 days of judging. I am pleased to share out that I brought home a Silver Medal. I am feeling both blessed and relieved. It was a tough competition this year and the dates were accelerated over previous years. Can't wait til next year!!. The official release.
Doug Walker of Walker Photography earns a SILVER MEDAL from peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, August 11th, 2016 — Four photographs created by Doug Walker of Walker Photography in Olympia, Washington, have been accepted into the GENERAL Collection at the Professional Photographers of America's 2016 International Photographic Competition held this past week in Atlanta, Georgia. One of his images was further elevated into the prestigious LOAN Collection earning him a SILVER Medal. This is Walker’s third medal in five years competing in the International Photographic Competition. The work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.
The image titled "Beast of Industry", Walker’s architectural photograph will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.
Walker has also qualified as an Elite Member of the Professional Photographers of America. PPA Elite Membership is a designation conveyed to members who are both Master of Photography (M.Photog.) and a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), have all four of their prints accepted into the General Collection same year and have earned two non-photographic merits during the current year.
The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists nearly 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at ppa.com. As a PPA Councilor for Washington State I stand ready to help both current members and others who have questions or concerns.
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