Our final Virtual Image Competition of 2022 was held Monday, November 14. We had 68 excellent entries in 6 categories: Animal, Architecture, Commercial, Electronic Imaging, Fashion, Illustrative, Landscape, Nature, Photojournalism, Portrait Environmental, Portrait Studio, and Wedding. Gold Coast Professional Photographers joined the competition and tho their images weren't included in Category or Best of Show Winners, they submitted powerful imagery and were a very welcome addition to the Competition! The judging was excellent, by 3 experienced PPC Judges: Irene Bowers, Rebecca Li, and Ramiro Gaytan - each with a different view and critique skill set. 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
Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association.
Here are the top three Judges Choices!
First Place ~ "A Portrait of a Yellow Jacket Wasp" ~ Endre Balogh ~ Animal Category
Second Place ~ “First Light Kisses Naples” ~ Mike Mercadante ~ Landscape Category
Third Place ~ “Fire and Rain” ~ Greg Trainor ~ Nature Category