This was my first time ever, entering such a prestigious international print competition.
Every year, they hold a conference + expo in Las Vegas.
Photographers from all over the world travel to this expo to see new gadgets, meet up with old friends, make new ones, network…and
to sit in on the judging process and learn a thing or two.
I was unable to go to Vegas this year-fingers crossed for next year though-but I did enter the WPPI 16 x 20 Print Competition for the first time.
To say that it is a nerve wracking, drink inducing process that is well worth the experience, would be an understatement!
One of the toughest things in this industry I find are being judged by your peers…or by peers that you aspire to. You put yourself out there
and it feels like you are baring a part of your soul.
Although I did not place, it was amazing for me to receive awards of excellence for both of the images that I entered!
I don’t think I stopped grinning for over a week…actually I still grin when I think on it!
Awesome experience, an absolute honour to score 80 and above and I am so looking forward to upcoming competitions with the WPPI!
Mine is #9 & #33 in the gallery below.
If you want to see some absolutely fantastic images that were entered, go take a peek at this link: