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Team USA Represents at World Photographic Cup

By Sarah Ackerman

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The World Photographic Cup Awards Ceremony took place last night in Oporto, Portugal. Here are the final results

After ranking third in 2014, and second in 2015, the winner of the 2016 World Photographic Cup was Team Portugal with a total of 55 points, four medals and 4 top-10 finishers. The second place went to team Russia, and the third to Slovakia. 

For its third year, the World Photographic Cup received entries from 27 countries spanning 4 continents (16 from Europe, 6 from Asia, 3 from North America and 2 from Oceania). 

Although Team USA didn't finish on all-categories podium, PPA photographer Ben Shirk from Iowa took the Bronze Medal in the Illustrative Category. We are thrilled with quality of the beautiful works that represented photography in the United States! The entries for Team USA were comprised of images from the 2015 International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Awards winners and included the following talented artists:

In the Commercial Category:
John Hartman, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, A-ASP,EA-ASP
Carrie Stadelman, M.Photog., CPP
Randy Van Duinen, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

In the Illustrative/Digital Art:
Ben Shirk, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
Bob Coates, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
Richard Sturdevant, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

In the Nature Category:
Jim Chagares, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., F-ASP
Peter Lik, M.Photog.
Abby Ziemer Malone

In the Portrait Category:
Mario Muñoz,  M.Photog.Cr.
Christie Kline, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Susan Hoermann, M.Photog., CPP

In the Reportage/Photojournalism Category:
Susan Asaro
Jim LaSala, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP
Ronald Jacobson, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

In the Wedding Category:
JB Salle, M.Photog.Cr.
Joan Walker , M.Photog., CPP
Ben Shirk, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

To see the amazing works of Team USA and the images from the nearly 30 countries that participated, visit the World Photographic Cup's website.

The World Photographic Cup is a unique, one of a kind Olympics-styled competition. Founded in 2013, it is the result of a cooperative effort between The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers worldwide in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. 

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Sarah Ackerman manages all things social media for PPA and Imaging USA. When she's not living on the internet, she loves improv comedy, going on wilderness adventures, gallivanting around the globe, knitting, wood working and yoga. 



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