Professional Photographers of America Hands Out the Hardware at the Grand Imaging Awards

February 3, 2015

Winners from the 2014 International Photographic Competition Chosen During Imaging USA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) presented the Grand Imaging Award last night at Imaging USA. The award went to Roberto Falck, for his album Monks in the non-event category.

"It's such a pleasure to be part of this community," said Falck. "I'm honored and proud, this is so unexpected. We all work hard for this competition and it feels amazing to be honored by my peers."

Roberto Falck was selected as the overall Grand Imaging Award winner out of a pool of six category winners. The other winners were Alex McClanahan in the event album category, Nicholas Jones in the artist category, Jim Doyle in the illustrative category, Ben Shirk in the wedding category and Louise Simone in the portrait category. Each category winner received a crystal award and a $500 cash prize. Falck received a second trophy and additional $500 check.

The Grand Imaging Award winners have been judged to be the very best of the 2014 PPA International Photographic Competition (IPC). The Grand Imaging Award winner is selected from thousands of entries. Falck's image was judged by a panel of over 40 jurors to be the very best of all of the loan collection images – which makes it the best of the best of the best.

In addition to the Grand Imaging Award, PPA awarded medalists from the IPC. Bronze medalists had all four of their submitted images earn merits. Silver medalists had one of their images entered into the Loan collection and on up to a four for four perfect case for Diamond medalists. At this year's ceremony, PPA awarded 49 bronze, 103 silver, 86 gold, 49 platinum and 26 diamond medalists.

The International Photographic Competition is held each August. District competitions are run January through March. All PPA photographic competitions are open to the public. For more information, visit PPA.com/Competitions.

About PPA:
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's roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 27,000 photographers through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com.

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