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Powerful Serenity | Loan Collection

Hi everyone,

I was so excited when I was notified that this print, Powerful Serenity, had been accepted into the Loan Collection…a few years ago I didn’t even know what that meant, and I’m betting you don’t either…

There is an organization called the Professional Photographer’s Association [PPA] that every year hosts the International Print Competition. A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries in 2016. Judged against a standard of excellence, just under 2,500 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,030 (roughly 18 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.

I share a bit more about the heartwarming feedback I received from two of the judge in the Cheers section of my site…