I always enter competitions with the philosophy of “Enter and Forget” knowing that – if something gets chosen I’ll hear about it.
Well, this week I heard!
Seven of my photographs were selected in the 8th Annual International Color Awards! This is my first time entering this international competition.
One received an honorable mention and six made it far enough out of 7,358 entries to be nominated – and five of those in the same Americana category!
Five of the seven images were captured with the Holga Toy Camera and all of these were in the Americana Category.
Here is the email from the jurors (I have linked directly to the Awards website galleries):
CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 8th Annual International Color Awards with:
Nominee in Americana | Cliff Jumper
Nominee in Americana | Dreams of our Childhoods: Pumpkin Patch
Nominee in Americana | Native American Dancer
Nominee in Americana | Round Up
Nominee in Americana | Route 66: Meteor City, Arizona
Nominee in Sport | No Quit!
7,358 entries were received from 79 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!
The Jury represented the industry’s biggest names and tastemakers including Christie’s, Frieze, Whitechapel Gallery, Eyestorm, Edinburgh Film Festival, DB Agency, Gup Magazine and Art Beatus Gallery who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring
541 title awards and 750 nominees in 33 categories. The awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.
Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year.
Below is a gallery of the images.
I am making these available as reproductions through my site at FineArtAmerica.com:
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