“I am completely overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Silver Medalist in the prestigious Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition 2019 and by having an image selected to be published in the esteemed Loan Collection Book.
Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to PPA, the eminent judges and the organizers who who run this distinguished photographic competition.”
PRESS RELEASE: Norwegian Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition
Torleif Lie is honored by peers and jurors for high quality photography.
STAVANGER, NORWAY – Torleif Lie of Thor Fine Art Photography was named a Silver Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Photographic Competition 2019. Lie`s work will be on display at Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee, January 19-21, 2020. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof. Also at Imaging USA 2020, the best of the best of the images will be announced at the esteemed Grand Imaging Awards.
A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from more than 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence “Enchanted” was selected for the esteemed Loan Collection — the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and more than 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2019 International Photographic Competition Awards. These individuals demonstrated excellence in their craft and earned tremendous achievements.
Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists more than 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at www.ppa.com
PPA’s International Photographic Competition
To enter the IPC, photographers submit prints, electronic files and physical and/or digital albums to be judged by a panel of qualified experts. Competitors must designate the category under which each image is being submitted. The three categories include photographic open, artist competition, and wedding competition. Submissions will either merit or not merit and are judged against a standard of excellence using PPA’s “12 elements of a merit image”. Images that earn merits will move on to the second round of judging, which could possibly earn an additional merit and a place in the prestigious Loan Collection. These images are compiled into a book, published by Marathon Press, and will be showcased in a special exhibit at Imaging USA 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, January 19-21, 2020.
The PPA Loan Collection
PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition produces the very best photographers from all over the world. Thousands of images are submitted, but only the very best get selected to be published in the esteemed PPA Loan Collection Book.
PPA – 12 Elements of a Merit image
When defining a “merit image”, PPA’s International Photographic Competitions Committee (IPCC) applies 12 distinct criteria. PPA-approved judges are trained to be aware of these 12 elements when judging images to the PPA merit level. These 12 elements bring together both the historical and modern practice of our profession.
While every image will have traces of some of these 12 elements, only the best of the best will have them all.
- Technical Excellence
- Color Balance
- Center of Interest
- Subject Matter
- Story Telling