Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.

If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.

Local Photographer's to Compete in the 2024 International Photographic Competition

(YOUR NAME) of (YOUR STUDIO) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, STATE) (TODAY'S DATE)—(A photograph/Photographs) created by (Name) of (Studio) in (City) (has/have) recently been accepted as a finalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s 2024 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work is one of the 32 images in the (IMAGE CATEGORY) that will move on as a finalist in the upcoming photo competition at Imaging USA in Louisville, KY—January 28-30, 2024. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A total of 497 finalist images across 16 image categories will be judged in live head-to-head rounds by a panel of eminent jurors from across the United States. With each round, images will be randomly placed into brackets and judges will eliminate the number of images by half. In the end, the sixteen category winning photographers will walk away with a trophy and a check for $1,000. The overall winner of the competition will receive the Grand Imaging Award and a check for $10,000.

("ENTRY TITLE,") by (Last name’s) will be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

About Imaging USA:

Imaging USA is the three-day annual conference for photographers put on by Professional Photographers of America. Every year 10,000+ photographers gather to network, experience hands-on learning, and shop the photography expo for deals and discounts!

Contact:
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Bronze Medalist at International Photographic Competition.

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. 

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) –(Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Bronze Medalist in the [Category Name] during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work placed in the Round of 32 in the bracket-style competition at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) was among one of only 258 images to achieve a Bronze medal — an incredible feat in the photographic industry.

(Your Name’s) achievement sets a high standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honor of this award is a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 –September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition.

About PPA: 

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers. 

Contact: 
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER) 
(YOUR EMAIL) 

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition.

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Silver Medalist in [Category Name] during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work placed in the Round of 16 in the bracket-style competition at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers. 

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) was among one of only 128 images to achieve a Silver medal — an incredible feat in the photographic industry.

(Your Name’s) achievement setsa high standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honor of this awardis a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 –September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition

About PPA: 
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers. 

Contact: 
(YOUR NAME) 
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER) 
(YOUR EMAIL) 

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc. If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition.

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. 

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Gold Medalist in the [Category Name] during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work placed in the Round of 8 in the bracket-style competition at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) was among one of only 64 images to achieve a Bronze medal — an incredible feat in the photographic industry.

(Your Name’s) achievement setsa high standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honor of this award is a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 –September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition.

About PPA: 
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers. 

Contact: 
(YOUR NAME) 
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER) 
(YOUR EMAIL) 

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Platinum Medalist at International Photographic Competition. 

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) –(Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Platinum Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work placed in the Round of 4 in the bracket-style competition at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers. 

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) was among one of only 48 images to achieve a Platinum medal —an incredible feat in the photographic industry. 

(Your Name’s) achievement setsa high standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honor of this award is a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 – September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition. 

About PPA: 
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers. 

Contact: 
(YOUR NAME) 
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER) 
(YOUR EMAIL) 

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Diamond Medalist at International Photographic Competition.

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography. 

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Diamond Medalistin the [Category Name] during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work placed in the Round of 2 in the bracket-style competition at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) was among one of only 16 images to achieve the Diamond medal — an incredible feat in the photographic industry.

(Your Name’s) achievement setsa high standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honor of this award is a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 – September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition.

About PPA: 

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers. 

Contact: 
(YOUR NAME) 
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER) 
(YOUR EMAIL) 

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.
If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher, at [email protected].

(Your Town) Photographer Named Grand Imaging Award Winner at International Photographic Competition.

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] –[Hometown] photographer [First and Last Name] recently won the prestigious Grand Imaging Award from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) –(Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named the Grand Imaging Award Winner in the [Category Name] during Professional Photographers of America's 2024 International Photographic Competition. On the night of the final live-judging rounds, (Last Name's) work proceeded past the final rounds of live judging and placed first at Imaging USA. Imaging USA was held this year from January 28-30 in Louisville, Kentucky and is known as one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

This year’s panel of judges included industry leaders and top photographers in their field who diligently selected top images from 1,668 images. (Your Name’s) image, (image name) beat out the competition and took home the Grand Imaging Award —an incredible feat in the photographic industry. (Your Last Name) also claimed a significant cash prize along with their award.

(Your Name’s) achievement setsthe highest standard for peers and aspiring photographers. The honorof this award is a testament to their mastery of photographic techniques and sheer creativity, which reflects (Your Name’s) commitment to excellence in the photographic community and beyond.

Photographers interested in participating in the 2025 International Photographic Competition can register their images starting July 9 –September 12, 2024 to be considered in the next competition.

About PPA: 

Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their businesses with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.
If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist, Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

[Hometown] PhotographerMakes Team USA for the 2024 World Photographic Cup.

31 countries are participating in the highly anticipated international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America.

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] – [Hometown] photographer [First and Last Name] recently won a spot on Team USA at the 2024 World Photographic Cup, to be held in April in Dallas, Texas.

[Last Name’s] image “[image title]” was selected to be part of Team USA by a national association composed of professional photographers. The team was officially announced at the Imaging USA Grand Imaging Awards. The event was held on Monday, January 29, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“It’s a great honor to win a spot on Team USA,” said [Last Name]. “It’s an amazing group to be a part of. I push myself to be a better photographer each year, and to be recognized and given the chance to represent my country is just icing on the cake.”

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), features 31 countries that will square off in 2024. The World Photographic Cup's mission is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This year's list of registered countries spans from Austria to India to Ukraine and Brazil.

Each country’s team picks its own photographers and images to enter. Teams may submit up to three images in each of ten categories: Commercial, Illustration/Digital Art, Nature Landscape, Nature Wildlife, Illustrative Portrait, Natural Portrait, Reportage/Photojournalism, Sports, Wedding Open, and  Wedding Documentary. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories; no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten placements in all categories. Then, the World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score. Team Mexico won last year and took home the Cup for the second year in a row.

The winner of this year’s World Photographic Cup will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Dallas, Texas in April. For more information on the World Photographic Cup, and to view the finalist images from around the world, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their businesses with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Website]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.

If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist Alena Fletcher at [email protected].

[Hometown] Photographer Chosen as Team USA Finalist for the 2024 World Photographic Cup.

31 countries are participating in the highly anticipated international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America.

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] – [Hometown] photographer  [First and Last Name] recently won a spot as a finalist on Team USA at the 2024 World Photographic Cup, to be held in April in Dallas, Texas.

[Last Name’s] image “[image title]”in the [Category Name] was selected as a Team USA Finalist by a national association composed of professional photographers. The team was officially announced at the Imaging USA Grand Imaging Awards. The event was held on Monday, January 29, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“It’s a great honor to be a finalist on Team USA,” said [Last Name]. “It’s an amazing group to be a part of. I push myself to be a better photographer each year, and to be recognized and given the chance to represent my country is just icing on the cake.”

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), features 38 countries that will square off in 2024. The World Photographic Cup's mission is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This year's list of registered countries spans from Austria to India to Ukraine and Brazil.

Each country’s team picks its own photographers and images to enter. Teams may submit up to three images in each of ten categories: Commercial, Illustration/Digital Art, Nature Landscape, Nature Wildlife, Illustrative Portrait, Natural Portrait, Reportage/Photojournalism, Sports, Wedding Open, and  Wedding Documentary. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories; no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten placements in all categories. Then, the World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score. Team Mexico won last year and took home the Cup for the second year in a row.

The winner of this year’s World Photographic Cup will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Dallas, Texas in April. For more information on the World Photographic Cup, and to view the finalist images from around the world, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 35,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]