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Imaging USA Day Two Wrap-up - PPA Today

Imaging USA Day Two Wrap-up

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After ringing in Imaging USA 2014 at the Welcome Party sponsored by Canon, photographers around the Phoenix Convention Center bonded over the multitude of coffee places. And that caffeine kick fueled their second day!  

The day saw packed houses across the sessions, engaging and enlightening #HashItOut sessions, more pictures of bears than we knew what to do with and a bustling tradeshow which included a visit from Kenny Rogers! If you snagged a selfie with him - Tweet or Facebook us at @ImagingUSA or use the hashtag #IUSA14. John Sexton, Gregory Heisler, Jeremy Cowart, Kwaku Alston and Gary Hughes packed their sessions with knowledge, experience and inspiration (but make room in your noggin for even more - there's still one day left)!

The evening ended with the Grand Imaging Awards and the inaugural World Photographic Cup. We saw a few tears as Lora Yeater, M.Photog. took home the prestigious Grand Imaging Award with her album "Brock's Battle," which also won for Album Non-Event (full results are listed below, or check out the images and results here). 

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The night wrapped with the first-ever World Photographic Cup! Photographers from 23 countries entered in competition to see which would reign supreme. The gold medal went to (drum roll) Portugal, silver medal to Australia, and the gold medal winner of this year's World Photographic Cup went to (queue trumpets) the United States of America, represented by the top three finishers in their Grand Imaging Award Categories! (Click here to get all the details on the WPC!)

Even after all that excitement, there's still so much to look forward to on the last day of PPA's annual conference and expo! The Grammy-Award winner singer-songwriter and country music legend Kenny Rogers will be receiving his honorary Masters of Photography. Photographers will be earning their Awards & Degrees, the Expo is going to be packed with even more deals & steals (please don't actually steal) and there's classes with the likes of Kent & Sarah Smith, Ryan Romaguera, Suzette Allen and Ken Sklute! Plus, let's not forget we've got to close Imaging USA just with a big ol' party! 

We can't wait to see your stories through social media on your last day! (Keep using #IUSA14 to get on our TweetWalls!)

Grand Imaging Award Results:

Album Non-Event:
1st: "Brock's Battle" by Lora Yeater, M.Photog.
2nd: "Souls of Morocco" by Roberto Falck
3rd: "Birds Of A Feather" by Joe Campanellie

Album Event:
1st: "Jasmine and Matthew" by Tomas Munoz
2nd: "Faysal and Talla" by Ted & Rachel Linzcak
3rd: "Showered with Love" by Jennifer Gilman, M.Photog.Cr., and Mark Garber

1st: "Monet's Gardent" by Ann Naugher
2nd: "Fire and Ice" by Ann Naugher
3rd: "Peek-a-Boo" by Nathan Ham

Master Artist:
1st: "On Golden Pond" by Michelle Parsley, CPP
2nd: "You're Out of Here!" by Mark Bryant
3rd: "Call of Duty" by Richard Sturdevant, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.

Illustrative Category
1st: "The Offering" by Richard Sturdevant, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.
2nd: "When the Music Ends" by Ben Shirk, M.Photog.
3rd: "Handsome "by Chasity Rozell, M.Photog., CPP

1st: "Embry Riddle University" by Randy Van Duinen, CPP
2nd: "Diamond Filtered" by Tracy Van Zeeland, M.Photog., CPP
3rd: "Wolf on the Rocks" by Carrie Stadelman, CPP

1st: "Mi Amor" by Toas Munoz, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
2nd: "Enchanted" by Ben Shirk, M.Photog.
3rd: "Stairway to Heaven" by James Wyant, M.Photog.Cr.

World Photographic Cup Results
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Golden Medal
Randi Van Duinen, USA, Silver Medal
Helge Kirchberger, Austria, Bronze Medal

Illustrative/Digital Art:
Manuel Diamantino Jesus , Portugal, Golden Medal
Uli Staiger, Germany, Silver Medal
Ben Shirk, USA, Bronze Medal

Eve Turek, USA, Golden Medal
Martin Steenhaut, Belgium, Silver Medal 
Susie Crichton, Canada, Bronze Medal

Kelly Brown, Australia, Golden Medal
Simon Mackney, UK, Silver Medal
Nathan Ham, USA, Bronze Medal

Dave Holland, Canada, Golden Medal
Miloš Fic, Czech Republic, Silver Medal
Bruno Mayor, France, Bronze Medal

Nick Ghionis, Australia, Golden Medal
Miguel Araujo, Portugal, Silver Medal
Tomas Munoz, USA, Bronze Medal

Overall results:
- USA, Winner of the WPC 2014 with 1 Golden Medal, 1 Silver Medal and 3 Bronze Medals
- AUSTRALIA, Second place, with 2 Golden Medals
- PORTUGAL, Third place, with 1 Golden Medal and 1 Silver Medal

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