I just received my e-mail from WPPI not long ago and couldn't wait to share the news... I am very excited about receiving an Accolade of Excellence for 3 prints in their International Photography Competition! I have posted the images below to enjoy!

And I must send out a huge congrats to all my other photographer friends who received an Accolade of Excellence for their prints as well :)

In my second year of the Photographic Technology program at NAIT I was fortunate enough to be able to spend my two week work experience with the amazing Carrie Schechter in New York. One of the biggest pieces of advice she gave was to constantly enter photography competitions; it is such a great way to get your work seen. Well I definitely followed that advice and I am always entering different international and national print/photography competitions. I always look at is as you never know and it would be pretty awesome to win :)

The weekend of May 23rd was this years annual PPOC (Professional Photographer's of Canada) conference.  Although I was unable to attend as I was photographing an amazing wedding in Miami (teaser still to come), some equally amazing and exciting news awaited me when I returned!  I found out that two of my prints I submitted to the print competition were accepted one with merit even!  And the best part was to find out I won Best in Class - Fashion for my "Prairie Girl" photograph!

Every year there are the International Photography Awards and this past year was my second time entering as a professional and I was very excited to find out that I received four Honorable Mentions! I've posted my entries below to check out and I will be entering once again this year and hoping that this year will be the year that I place!