The Wild Wild West
Portrait of Lyrik
PPA IPS 2015
merit images. I was surprised that "The Trap" went Loan because it barely got an 80 points/seal at Western District Competition. The judges at Western were on the fence and one judge talked the others into the 80 points. I wasn't expecting it to go Loan at PPA IPC as I though some of my other images had a better chance. Never know what will happen at PPA IPC...... I am a happy
camper. Someone posted these statistics: Total Entries: 5188, Did Not Merit: 1999 (38.53%), General
Collection (merit): 1922 (37.12%) Showcase Book: 182 (3.5%), Loan Book: 1085
This was the first year after three years of attempts to merit in the Master Artist Competition. "Nowhere in Sight" almost went Loan but a flaw in the rain patterns held it back. It did go to the General Book Collection and that for me is a step in the right direction.
Wow I am elated that after five years of PPA-IPC Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition on 8-7-2014 I received more than enough images merits to be awarded my Master of Photographer degree in Jan 2015. For a bonus "Live Fast and Die Young" was accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection. My goals as a photographer was to get my Masters and an image in Loan this year. Double happy!