Friday, September 14, 2012

Some international recognition

Last Friday I was preparing myself to hang out at my first gallery opening reception EVER, when I got a very pleasant email.

I entered 2 series and some loose images to this years 2012 IPA's. IPA stands for International Photo Awards and is one of the better photo competitions on this globe. This year IPA received over 10,000 entries during this very special 10-Year Anniversary Edition of the competition, and they are proud to announce that the jury panel (comprised of over 80 international photography professionals) was their largest yet!

The email said that one (or more) images had received honorable mentions. I was like 'Cool, let's see what photograph got noticed'. So I loged into my account and stared at the screen a bit. It wasn't sinking in. Next to every single one of my photographs was a note. Honorable mention. All of them?! That should be a mistake. So I checked and double checked before it hit me. Yeah they did. YEAH I DID!

So here is the list of the images and the categories that got mentioned. Really happy about this. First time I dare to enter my stuff in a major competition. Pretty proud my stuff got noticed.


Lone Tree
Honorable Mention in IPA 2012 Professional (oopsie my bad)
Fine Art: Landscape and in Nature: Trees




Cousins
Honorable Mention in IPA 2012 Non-Professional
Fine Art: Landscape and in Nature: Trees




Abandoned
Honorable Mention in IPA 2012 Non-Professional
Fine Art: Landscape and in Architecture: Buildings




Prairie Rhythms
Honorable Mention in IPA 2012 Non-Professional
Fine Art: Landscape and in Architecture: Industrial




Big Skies
Honorable Mention in IPA 2012 Non-Professional
Fine Art: Landscape and in Nature: Landscapes