The images I entered at this year’s state competition went on to nationals and they did wonderfully! I got Silver Level Photographer of the Year for 2010.

I will be honored at PPA’s annual convention, Imaging USA, in January 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.

A PPA member earns a Photographer of the Year Award by earning a merit for each of the four images entered for judging. All merited images enter PPA’s renowned General Collection.

This year’s merited images were “Garden Nymph”, “Clay O Patra”, “Queen of the Summer Night”, and “Crystalize”.

The level of award, the Silver Level, means that one of my four merited images, received the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection.  Only about 500 images from the approximately 5,000 images entered are selected for the Loan Collection. The Loan Collection travels the world for one year and is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events.

“Garden Nymph” was the image that went into the Loan Collection. It will also be published in PPA’s Loan Collection book that will come out in 2011.

“Recipients of the Photographer of the Year Awards have achieved a prestigious achievement,” states Dennis Craft, PPA Print Exhibition Committee Chairman. “These coveted awards honor the consistent quality of the photographer’s images in one of the world’s most celebrated image competition, PPA’s International Photographic Competition.”

I am so excited to be one of only 71 Silver Level Photographers of the Year with the same images I entered at state competition.

If you want to see the images I entered you can go to the post from the state awards.

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