I received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL (WPPI) 2009 Awards of Excellence 16×20 Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding photographers, the judging was held in Las Vegas, NV on February 14 and 15, 2009. Hall competed against an international field of photographers to win such honors. The Awards of Excellence 16×20 Print Competition awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the United States for professional photographers. The 2009 competition included 2717 prints in 19 different categories submitted by photographers from all over the world. For more information please visit WPPI Website.
One of my Image Narrrations received an Honorable Mention in Vegas this WPPI. It is quite an honor, as it is the first multimedia piece they have awarded. You may check it out on my website. Enjoy!
Above is a photograph of the three 1st place album winners at WPPI, Vegas 2009 – Catherine Hall (me! – 1st place, event / non-wedding), Deatte and JB Salee (wedding – multiple photographers), and Jerry Ghionis (wedding – single photographer).This year I was incredibly excited receive 1st Place at WPPI for my album on Tasmania. I will post more information on the competition when I receive the formal press release. Thank you Kyla Knight for all your help and inspiration, I couldn’t have done it without you!
This year I was selected to be part of the “Dream Team” at WPPI – the biggest Wedding and Portrait Photography Tradeshow, worldwide! Come by my platform class and say hello – Monday 8 am. I know it’s early, that’s why coffee was invented!The WPPI Convention and Trade Show not only provides an occasion to stock up on all the newest photographic equipment, but also offers an opportunity to see the best and most requested speakers in the photographic industry. There’s only one show that continuously brings you the speakers you want to see and 2009 will be no exception. I look forward to seeing you there.