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The Grand Imaging Award finalists have been judged to be the very best of the 2019 PPA International Photographic Competition (IPC).

ATLANTA (PRWEB) September 12, 2019

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has announced its finalists for the Grand Imaging Awards, to be awarded at Imaging USA 2020, the annual conference and trade show for photographers. The Grand Imaging Award finalists have been judged to be the very best of the 2019 PPA International Photographic Competition (IPC). The Grand Imaging Award finalists were selected from 5,245 entries judged by a panel of 36 jurors. There are 10 finalists in 12 categories comprising the Grand Imaging Awards, and one winner from the 10 categories will be named the recipient of the overall Grand Imaging Award. View slideshows of the finalists at https://ppmag.com/2020-gia-finalists.

The Grand Imaging Award finalists are:

In the Animal Portrait category: Annie Ballantine, Belinda Richards, Dana Rose, Dani Miller, Danica Barreau, Elizabeth Convery-Luce, Jill Piper, Sarah Seeley, Susan Asaro, and Susan Gertz.

In the Children’s Portrait category: Cristie Reddehase, Gigi Odea (2 images), Julia L Kelleher (2 images), Kimberly Smith, Kristy Steeves, Megan Drane, Rachel Hanken, and Sandra Pearce.

In the General Portrait category: Brooke Kasper, Casey Dittmer, Dana Rose, Dennis Kelly, Erich Caparas, Heather Cook, Kathy Wierda, Phaneendra Gudapati, Swati Chakraborty, and Udi Edni.

In the Landscape – Nature category: Caroline Samson, Carolyn Temple (2 images), Darryl Svoboda, Erica Harvey, Kathryn Meek, Kelly Dobson, Kristin Nelson, Laura Bennett, and Lisa Asp.

In the Illustrative – Commercial category: Alisha Cline, Ella Carlson, Erich Caparas, Gretchen Carter, Karen Ceraldi, Kenneth Richard, Phaneendra Gudapati, Randy Brogen, Randy McNeilly, and Randy Van Duinen.

In the High-School Senior category: Cindy Shaver, Clark Marten, Cristie Reddehase, Daniel Mahar, David Beckham, Dawn Muncy (2 images), Erich Caparas, Gregory Daniel, and Talita Springer.

In the Creative Open category: Ann Edmonds, Cyndi Hornsby, David Byrd, Dawn Muncy, Doc List, Gena Tussey (2 images), Michael Kallies, and Rosalind Guder (2 images).

In the Wedding category: Armen Khodaverdian, Della Watters, Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, James Flachsbart, Lauren DelVecchio, Marceliano Munoz (2 images), Mario Munoz, Michael Fried, and Sean True.

In the PO Album category: Billy Pillars, Chris Fritchie, Cindy Dover, Emily Laga, Joseph Giitter, Kimberly Smith, Robert Kunesh (2 albums), Scott Detweiler, and Ted Linczak.

In the Wedding Album category: Cindy Dover, Elizabeth Frandsen, Johnathan Fusco and Tomas Munoz, Marceliano Munoz, Mario Munoz (3 albums), Mark Garber and Jennifer Gilman (2 albums), and Tomas Munoz.

In the Artist category: Bob Coates, Chris Paulis, Cristie Reddehase (2 images), Ginny Otto, Jeremy Bryant, Karen McCall (2 images), Michelle Parsley, and Richard Sturdevant.

In the Restoration category: Chris Paulis, Deborah Turner, Donita Massey Privett, Julie Johnson (3 images), Karen Walker (2 images), and Karissa Blunck (2 images).

Each category winner will receive a crystal award and the winner of the overall Grand Imaging Award will receive a $1000 cash prize. Last year’s winner was Ella Carlson, for her album “Most Wanted.”

To attend the Grand Imaging Awards in person, register for Imaging USA today at http://www.ImagingUSA.org.

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. Founded in 1868, PPA currently helps 30,000+ pros elevate their craft and grow their business with resources and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

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