IPC Gold Medal Awarded

Well, it’s official folks… I’m a Gold Medalist! The PPA has awarded me for attaining two Loan and two General Collection images in the IPC this year. The images will be on display at the International Photographic Exhibit in San Antonio, Jan 8-10. For more information, I have pasted the press release below. Thanks, PPA!


Pacific Palisades Photographer Named Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

Michael Jason Williams of Creative Media Arts is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

Pacific Palisades, CA – Michael Jason Williams of Creative Media Arts in Pacific Palisades, CA was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. Williams’ work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 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.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Williams was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of his four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2016, he was one of only 102 Gold Medalists.

About PPA:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. It assists nearly 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers Be More at PPA.com.

Contact: Creative Media Arts

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