Don't Miss the Grand Imaging Awards - PPA Today
Don't Miss the Grand Imaging Awards
If you're heading to Phoenix for Imaging USA (and you better be!), consider stopping by the Grand Imaging Awards to find out who will be crowned the Photographer of the Year!
Created by a group of your peers and members of the Photographic Exhibitions Committee
(PEC), the Grand Imaging Awards was designed to promote the best of the best from the International Photographic Competition (IPC). It's all about the images from the most prolific, quality photographers in the industry... and that's why YOU are invited to this fourth annual celebration just for our PPA Diamond Photographers of the Year, IPC Medalists and the soon-to-be-announced Grand Imaging Award winners!
Trophies and cash prizes will be presented to the first-, second- and third-place photographers in six categories: Portrait, Illustrative, Commercial, Electronic Imaging, Albums and Wedding. The six first-place winners will walk away with $500 each. On top of that, one of those winners will be selected for the biggest award of the night: The PPA International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Award (which comes with a sweet trophy and an additional $500). The ceremony will be held Monday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 301A of the Phoenix Convention Center.
Images from all of the distinguished winners will be displayed on large screens during the celebration. In addition, the top 10 images in each Grand Imaging Awards category will be prominently displayed when the respective top photographers are celebrated on stage. We want everyone at Imaging USA to come celebrate them and find the inspiration you need to enter competitions!
If you're considering entering future competitions and chasing merits and degrees, this is a great opportunity to rub elbows with the best in the business. These are people who take images specifically with competitions in mind to better themselves as photographers. You can chat with the winners and learn more about the competition process from real people. You can even snap a photo with the winners, you know, if you're into that sort of thing.
It's a big deal! Better yourself and in doing so help better the photography industry.
You can view a gallery of last year's GIA winners here. Until then, see you in Phoenix!