International Photographic Competition 2016
Sylwia Ok Named IPC Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition
My own pregnancy and taking extended maternity leave for my beautiful baby girl was definitely my main focus last year. But despite putting my business on the back burner, I have never stopped working on improving my skills and brainstorming ideas for future, partially thanks to all those sleepless nights and hours spent on a rocking chair while breastfeeding. In June, right before Sophie was born, I selected and sent 4 images for International Photographic Competition. During live judging in August and saw all my 4 images getting merit with one of them even going into Loan Collection, which ultimately gave me an IPC Silver Medalist status. To top off my excitement, the image that went Loan was part of my own personal project – my auto-portrait in Sophie’s nursery when I was anxiously waiting on her arrival. I can’t wait to attend annual ImagingUSA later this week and celebrate with other medalists Grand Imaging Awards next Monday evening.
Sylwia Ok of Sylwia Ok Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography
Pasadena, MD – Sylwia Ok of Sylwia Ok Photography in Pasadena, MD was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. Ok’s 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. Ok was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2016, she was one of only 139 Silver Medalists.
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.
About Sylwia Ok, CPP:
Sylwia Ok, CPP is an award winning certified professional photographer serving Baltimore / Annapolis / DC area. Sylwia specializes in Custom Newborn and Maternity Fine Art Photography and her biggest passion is to document first milestones in baby’s first year. She provides full photography service to her clients and creates classic and timeless portraits that are proudly display in custom designed albums or as a wall art. She also offers business headshots, image restoration and sells fine art landscape photography.
Sylwia’s boutique studio is conveniently located right off MD100 and is open by appointment only.