Our second Virtual Image Competition of 2021 was held Monday, May 10, using Zoom Meeting and a shared Microsoft Excel Scoresheet. We had 48 excellent entries in 11 categories ~ from Animal to Wedding ~ telling many many different stories. The judging was excellent, by 3 experienced PPC Judges: Duane Murphy, and Jim Doyle from PPOC, and John Powers from PPLAC. We departed from the norm, by sending the images to the judges 3 days early for their review and scoring. This experiment worked great - we had more time for critiques and the comp went much faster! Thanks to Mike Mercadante for designing the shared Excel Sheet, to Bob Dellis for his radio voice, and kudos to all who entered, every single photograph had emotional meaning and impact.
All the Merit images can be seen on our Gallery Page: https://www.cippa.org/galleries
Here are the top three Judges Choices!
First Place - Solo Spring Bud - Illustrative - Bonnie Mercadante
Second Place - Follow the Leader - Animal - Hutch Hutchison
Third Place - The Tree of Life - Nature - Darrel Priebe