November 2017 was a great month for me with image competition.  I attended another amazing image competition event with the Professional Photographers of San Diego County, PPSDC.  I spent the evening making connections with fellow photographers.  Additionally, I had the opportunity to view the work of many talented photographers across many various genres of photography.  And, most of all, I earned additional merit awards to the list of awards and achievements I have previously received.

My November 2017 Awards

I entered a total of four images into the Professional Photographers of San Diego County, PPSDC, November 2017 image competition.  All four images were submitted into the children category, and three of the four images entered received merit awards.  In addition, of the three images that did merit, one of the images earned the award of Best in Children.  To see my award winning work, continue to scroll below.  Additionally, please visit the about page if you’d like to view additional awards and accomplishments I have earned.

Newborn Photography by Violet June Photography PPSCD November 2017 Awards Best of Children
Merit Children, PPSDC November 2017. Image title: That First Sweet Smile.
Violet June Photography PPSDC Merit Award November 2017 Awards Children
Merit, Children, PPSDC November 2017. Image title: My Secret is in My Hands.
Violet June Photography PPSDC Merit Award November 2017 Awards Children
Merit Children, PPSDC November 2017. Image title: Adorably Rumpled

What is Image Competition?

For those new to image competition, it allows photographers to have their work judged and critiqued by masters in the field.  While it is a rigorous critique process, it is typically presented in a very supportive manner to help the photographer learn ways to improve their photography skills and their artistic abilities.  I highly recommend image competition for photographers because it can be a wonderful learning experience.  Furthermore, I find that entering image competitions is a great way to add credibility to yourself as a photographer and business owner.  With the rise of digital photography, there are many photographers with varying levels of experience and expertise.  Earning merits within image competitions acknowledges that you are an accomplished, award wining photographer.  For those interested in image competition, there are many professional organizations available to join.  I would recommend starting with your local PPA and PPC affiliate.