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April 29th 2020 Image Competition Awards

Congratulations to the Image Competition Award winners, and thanks to all participants for making the first PPSCV Image Competition a success.

This Image competition included 55 images, 25 of which were judged to be merit worthy scoring 80 or above. 

Click here for a slideshow of all entries.

For our first competition, non-members were eligible to enter and receive a score and a judge's critique, but not for awards.
Click here for a slideshow of non-member merit images - congratulations!

Best of Show images: 
First Place:
"your tender touch", 
Rudy Pollack, Score 88   
Second Place:
"From Stained Glass to Smithereens", 
John Gayler, Score 87 (87.25)  
Third Place:
"Tree House Fantasy"
Davide China, Score 87 (86.50)    

Honorable mention:
"A Quiet Night in Amsterdam"
John Gayler, Score 86  
Honorable mention:
"Exploring Peggy's Point"
Mark Butler, Score 85
Category winners:

A. Studio Portrait - Photographic image of a subject in a studio environment. 
5 images judged, 0 member merit images - no awards made

B. Environmental Portrait - Photographic image of a subject other than in a studio.
15 images judged

First Place: "Tree House Fantasy"
by Davide China, Score 87 (86.50)   
Second Place: "Autumn Repose"
by Davide China, Score 84
Third Place: "Dancing Snowy"
by Gary Rather, Score 80 

 C. Social / Special Event (Wedding) - Photographic image pertaining to Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañera, reunions, parties, or other social events are suggested use for this category.
7 images judged

 First Place: "your tender touch"
by Rudy Pollack, Score 88
Second Place: "Under His Light"
by Piva Alicia, Score 82 
Third Place: "Girl You're A Women Now"
by Davide China, Score 81

D. Unclassified / Illustrative - Creative, scenic, landscape, photographic art, photojournalism, etc. are suggested for this category.
27 images judged

First Place: "From Stained Glass to Smithereens"
by John Gayler, 
Score 87 (87.25) 
Second Place: "A Quiet Night in Amsterdam"
by John Gayler, 
Score 86   
Third Place: "Exploring Peggy's Point"
by Mark Butler, 
Score 85

E. Master Artist - This category is for images that are fundamentally altered from the original image(s) captured by the camera, including composite images and images that were never captured by a camera.

1 image judged
First Place: "Captured Moments"
by Piva Alicia, 
Score 82