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February 11, 2020

The Results For The World Photographic Competition Finalists Are Here! Check Out This Article To See How Team USA Fared In The Competition

Congratulations to Team USA! The World Photographic Cup announced its Best of Nations winners during the Grand Imaging Awards ceremony at Imaging USA 2020. The World Photographic Cup is so special to the PPA community and we’re happy to see photographers letting their talent shine each year in the competition.

WPC’s mission to promote friendship and cooperation among photographers embodies PPA’s own objective as a non-profit organization that strives to help photographers grow and shine. The 2020 World Photographic Competition included a record number of 43 countries! This widespread international inclusion is a perfect way to showcase the WPC’s belief that photography transcends languages and nationalities as a universal form of art and communication.

We’d like to congratulate all the members of Team USA for the 2020 World Photographic Competition for their beautiful images and their inclusion in the competition:

Here’s to our Team USA Commercial photographers: Randy Brogen, M. Photog. M. Artist. Cr., CPP, Randy McNeilly, M. Photog. MEI. Cr., CPP API, F-ASP, and Mark McCall, M. Photog. M. Artist. Cr. CPP.

Hat’s off to our Illustrative team members: Nicholas Jones, M. Photog. M. Artist, Erich Caparas, M. Photog. M. Artist, and Dan Frievalt, M. Photog. M. Artist. Cr.

Congratulations for photographers in the Landscape/Nature category: Steven Blandin, M. Photog., Erica Lane Harvey, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, and Sandra Pearce, M. Photog. MEI. CR., CPP.

We’re proud of our Portrait photographers: Erich Caparas, M. Photog. M. Artist, Dennis Kelly, M. Photog. Cr., and Kathy Wierda, M. Photog. Cr.

Here are the Team USA Reportage photographers: Joe Howard, Thomas Henn, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, and Heather Vanderpool, M. Photog., CPP.

Last but not least, our Team USA Wedding photographers: Marceliano Muñoz, M. Photog. Cr., Mario Muñoz, M. Photog. Cr., and Tom Muñoz, M. Photog. Cr.

The Best of Nations winner for Team USA was Erich Caparas in the portrait category. Caparas has won photography awards for years for his concept-based artistic portraits. Congratulations, Erich!

Randy McNeilly was also a finalist from Team USA for the commercial photography category. McNeilly has a history of capturing images across almost all photography specializations, but he won his spot in the World Photographic Competition 2020 finalists for his automotive commercial shot.

Caparas will have the opportunity to head to Rome, Italy to accept his Best of Nations award at the World Photographic Competition ceremony on March 23rd, 2020.

Are you interested in learning how to create award-winning images like the World Photographic Competition finalists and winners? Then you should join PPA today! PPA offers educational resources like weekly webinars, Photography Workshops, Copyright resources and Contract samples, and of course, Imaging USA!

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