ATLANTA (PRWEB) September 13, 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 12 categories comprising the Grand Imaging Awards, and one winner from the 12 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, Melissa Kelly, and Talita Springer.
In the Creative Open category: Angela Hughes, Ann Edmonds, Ann Nester, Catherine Larson, Cyndi Hornsby, Danica Barreau, David Byrd, Dawn Muncy, Doc List, Gena Tussey (2 images), Michael Kallies, Michael Mowbray, and Rosalind Guder (2 images).
In the Wedding category: Andrew Faulds, Armen Khodaverdian, Della Watters, Francie Baltazar Stonestreet (2 images), James Flachsbart, Lauren DelVecchio, Marceliano Munoz (2 images), Mario Munoz, Michael Fried, Sean True, and Tomas Munoz.
In the PO Album category: Adam Carroll, Billy Pillars, Chelsea Tracy, Chris Fritchie, Cindy Dover, Emily Laga, Jessica Vallia, Joseph Giitter, Kari Douma, Kimberly Smith, Lisa Asp, Robert Kunesh (2 albums), Sarah Crail, Scott Detweiler, Ted Linczak, and Tomas Munoz.
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 (2 images), Deborah Turner, Donita Massey Privett, Irene Bowers, 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.
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.
James Yates, PPA, http://www.ppa.com, 4045228600, [email protected]