Our first Image Comp of this year was held last week. There were 46 images entered, and the folks submitting ran the gamut from first-time newbies, through grizzled veterans, to famous award winning stars of our business.
It was a fun evening, with a wide variety of images. A fulll 25 images merited. I was happy to note that some of our first time submitters received merits on their images.
To see the meriting images, click the following link: ppoc.org/Previous-Winners
Kristi Elias won Best of Show, and Best of Open category for her image: The Dream Keeper
For those who may not know, Kristi won our Photographer of the year and Portrait Photographer of the year awards at PPOC. She also has many additional prestigious awards such as PPA's International Photographer of the year for the last two years.
Ana Brandt won Best of Portrait for her image: Beauty Sleep
Ana Brandt has been featured on the Creative Live Show, which is a live streaming video photography workshop that features some of the best in the business.
The rest of our Best of Category awards were as follows.
Computer Artistry Elias, Kristi Hawk Eye, the Lone Avenger
Commercial Murphy, Duane Terra-Gen Inc., A Vision of Clean Energy
Photo Jounalism Levshin, Peter On the Road to Mandalay
Nature/Landscape Connell, Phyllis Bay Watch