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Feb 2018 Competition

24 Feb 2018 4:13 PM | Megan Drane (Administrator)

Thank you to everyone who participated and attended our February print competition to kick off the 2018 season!  With over 150 entries, there were many great images.  If you were new to competition (or even an old pro), we hope you learned something from watching and listening to the panel judges.

Below is the print competition report, from Our Vice President and Print Competition Chair, Bruce Van Pelt.  Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Feb 14, 2018      Digital Image Competition

      We had 153 entries from 21 makers. The breakdown is as follows:

82 Portraits

46 Illustrative

4 Wedding

5 Commercial

12 Artist

4 Albums

39 B&W from the above categories.

We no longer enter physical entries but had 153 digital entries. 

The judges discussed many of the images as Challenges. This is where we learn the most from the judges’ opinions.

We had 67 that scored 80 or above (President’s Award) 67/153 or 44%. 

We had 14 that scored 85 – 89, and 1 scored 90.

I want to thank my great print crew: John Tulipano, Maria Heineman, Megan Drane and Beth Genengels. Thanks to Peter Yu for running the print handling and scoring system.

Thanks to my fellow judges. They are:

Robert Hawkins (Jury Chair, Iowa), Kristy Steeves (Ohio), Toni Harryman (Iowa) and Dan Thornton (Southern  Illinois).


Bruce Van Pelt, Chairman


Best Black & White

“I can See That I Am Strong” by Janelle Pitula

Best Artist

“The Dog Walker” by Megan Drane

Best Portrait

“Uncertain” by Mary Katlin Davis

Best Illustrative

“Stepping Lightly” by Peggy Sue Seehafer 

Best Wedding

“Squeeze” by Michael Novo

Best Album

“My Secret Garden” by Peggy Sue Seehafer 

Best Commercial

“A Dog’s Best Friend” by John Tulipano

Best of Show

“My Secret Garden” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

BVP 2/16/2018

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