Dan Frievalt wins Canon Par Excellence Award

By: Dan Frievalt

Its amazing how four images can change my life. I just found out that I won the Prestigious Canon Par Excellence Award! Here the details on this amazing award…

The Canon Par Excellence Award recognizes imaging excellence through cooperation between Canon USA, Inc, and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Announced in 2008 at Imaging USA in Tampa, FL, this award represents the pinnacle of achievement at the PPA regional level.

Canon USA is committed to recognizing and supporting the photographic efforts of the Professional Photographers of America. The criterion for this award set it well above awards initiated by other corporate sponsors, and make it highly sought after. It serves as both an inspiration and an honor to participating members of the PPA.

The Canon Par Excellence will be awarded at every participating PPA District Imaging Competition. Every PPA member who enters four images at their designated PPA District Competition is eligible for the Canon Par Excellence, regardless of their membership status with the host association.

Image-Maker must achieve a minimum score of 80 on each of the four entries.

The Canon Par Excellence Award is presented to an individual image-maker. Each image-maker with a case achieving four scores of 80 or above will be eligible for consideration. The District Jurors will consider the four entries of those image-makers as a body of work using the “Twelve Elements of a Merit Image”, as defined by the PPA, as the criteria for this award. The Jurors must make their selection from the original entries and viewing copies or digital reproductions is not acceptable.

EOS Professional Camera and Lens
Each Par Excellence Award winner will receive a current model professional EOS camera and lens kit, the ultimate in Canon SLR technology.

Crystal Award
The coveted Canon Par Excellence Award is a beautiful crystal engraved with the Canon logo and is awarded to each winner in this pinnacle of print competition.

Canon Par Excellence Gallery
Selected images from each winner will be featured in the distinguished Canon Par Excellence Gallery showcased online in the Canon Digital Learning Center

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