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November 19th 2020 Image Competition Awards

Congratulations to the Image Competition Award winners, thanks to all participants for sharing their work, and the judges for sharing their time and experience. Thanks to Bay Photo for providing prizes the Best of Show and Category winners.

This Image competition included 40 images, 17 of which were judged to be merit worthy. 

Click here for a slideshow of all entries. 

In this competition, non-members were eligible to receive a judge's critique and majority merit/no-merit indication, but were not eligible for awards.

Best of Show image: 

"Bavarian Brothers", 

John Gayler, Score 85

Category winners:

 

A. Studio Portrait - Photographic image of a subject in a studio environment. 

10 images judged 

First Place: "Joy" 

by James English Score 81


Second Place: "Strong and Silent" 

by Davide China, Score 80 

Second Place: "Oliver" 

by Davide China, Score 78 


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

8 images judged

First Place: "Steady at the Wheel" 

by John Gayler, Score 81

Second Place: "Angel Face" 

by Davide China, Score 80 

Third Place: "Great Pose on the African Plain" 

by Mark Butler, 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.

3 image judged

 


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.

3 image judged


First Place: "I Now Pronounce You ..." 

by Davide China, Score 80


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

19 images judged

 

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

19 images judged


First Place: "Twilight at Trona" 

by John Gayler, Score 85 (84.67)


Second Place: "Places to Go, People to Meet" 

by John Gayler, Score 83

Third Place: "Shapes Of Gray" 

by Davide China, Score 82 



August 27th 2020 Image Competition Awards

Congratulations to the Image Competition Award winners, thanks to all participants for sharing their work, and the judges for sharing their time and experience.

This Image competition included 69 images, 29 of which were judged to be merit worthy. 

Click here for a slideshow of all member entries. 

In this competition, non-members were eligible to receive a judge's critique and majority merit/no-merit indication, but were not eligible for awards.
Click here for a slideshow of non-member images - congratulations and thanks for participating!

Best of Show image: 
"Seven Layer Cake", 
John Gayler, Score 86
seven

Category winners:

A. Studio Portrait - Photographic image of a subject in a studio environment. 
10 images judged 
First Place: "The Secrets That We Keep" 
by John Gayler, Score 85 (85.00)
secrets
Second Place: "Uncertain Times for the Veteran" 
by John Gayler, Score 85 (84.67)
veteran
Third Place: "Focused"
by Rikke Hein Truelsen, Score 82
focused


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

First Place: "Rainy Day Woman" 
by Davide China, Score 81 
women

Second Place: "Angel Face" 
by Davide China, Score 80 
aNGEL
Third Place: "Dash" 
by Kirsten Voss, Score 80 
dash


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.
1 images judged







First Place: "A Moment Alone" 
by Rudy Pollack, Score 83rudy
D. Unclassified / Illustrative - Creative, scenic, landscape, photographic art, photojournalism, etc. are suggested for this category.
29 images judged


First Place: "Callanish, Crown of the Hebrides" 
by John Gayler, Score 84hebrides
Second Place: "The Wheel" 
by Rudy Pollack, Score 83
rudy
Third Place: "Antarctic Down Escalator 
by Tex Texin, Score 81
tex
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.
3 image judged (only first place awarded)



First Place: "Young Rejoneador Before and After"
by Alicia Piva, Score 80
alicia



June 17th 2020 Image Competition Awards

Congratulations to the Image Competition Award winners, thanks to all participants for sharing their work, and the judges for sharing their time and experience.

This Image competition included 48 images, 17 of which were judged to be merit worthy. 

Click here for a slideshow of all member entries. 

In this competition, non-members were eligible to receive a judge's critique and majority merit/no-merit indication, but were not eligible for awards.
Click here for a slideshow of non-member merit images - congratulations!


Best of Show image: 
"NYC Delivery Rain or Shine", 
John Gayler, Score 86   
gayler



Category winners:

A. Studio Portrait - Photographic image of a subject in a studio environment. 
3 images judged 
First Place: "My First entry" 
by Guli Nasreen, Score 76 (76.33, highest individual score 80)    
Guli
Second Place: "Ebony on Ivory"
by John Gayler, Score 76 (76.33, highest individual score 78)
gayler
Third Place: "Gingery Joy"
by Alicia Piva, Score 76
gingery




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


First Place: "Sweet Child O' Mine" 
by Davide China, Score 81 
child
Second Place: "Ready For Adventure"
by Jim Skintauy, Score 77 
ready
Third Place: "Pup in a Cup"
by Jim Skintauy, Score 76 
pup

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.
1 images judged


First Place: "Dream Land" 
by Davide China, Score 78 
dream





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

First Place: "The Jacobite Rides Again"
by John Gayler, Score 82  
jaco
Second Place: "Waiting for the Wind"
by John Gayler, Score 80   
wind
Third Place: "Stormy Oceans"
by Roberto Gonzalez, Score 79
ocean





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.
0 image judged


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   
tender
Second Place:
"From Stained Glass to Smithereens", 
John Gayler, Score 87 (87.25)  
smither
 
 
Third Place:
"Tree House Fantasy"
Davide China, Score 87 (86.50)    
fantasy
 

Honorable mention:
"A Quiet Night in Amsterdam"
John Gayler, Score 86  
amsterdam
Honorable mention:
"Exploring Peggy's Point"
Mark Butler, Score 85
peggy
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)   
tree
Second Place: "Autumn Repose"
by Davide China, Score 84
repose
Third Place: "Dancing Snowy"
by Gary Rather, Score 80 
dancing

 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
tender
Second Place: "Under His Light"
by Piva Alicia, Score 82 
under
Third Place: "Girl You're A Women Now"
by Davide China, Score 81
women

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) 
stai
Second Place: "A Quiet Night in Amsterdam"
by John Gayler, 
Score 86   
amsterdam
Third Place: "Exploring Peggy's Point"
by Mark Butler, 
Score 85
peggy

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
capture






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