I entered a print competition in Utah this last weekend and did pretty alright. I entered the same competition last year with an organization I have been a part of called IPPA-Intermoutain Professional Photography Association. This group is part of PPA-Professional Photography Association that is nation wide and includes Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Utah.
Last year I won an award called "Rookie of the Year" that is awarded to the photographer with the highest accumulative score entering for the first time. Last Year I also won a 2nd place in the photojournalism division. I was honored and thought I would give the competition a second whirl this year....and I won 1st place in the photojournalism division and 3rd place in portrait of a bride division! I was excited about both but especially my 1st place, as I have a special place in my heart for all things documented.
As much as I've leaned from entering these past couple of years, I'm not sure if I will enter again. I really want to find a group I relate a little bit more with. Maybe a group focused more on documentary or photojournalism work....maybe work on a gallery show...any suggestions?
Here are the images I entered: