Platinum and Gold Photographer of the Year
International Print Competition is held every year. PPA members from across the globe join the competition. IPC involves two judgings. The first one determines if your images are merit-worthy (yeah, that’s industry-speak to say you made the first cut). If they are, you earn a second judging, which could possibly earn you an additional merit and a spot in the Loan Collection (our way of saying that your work is the “best of the best”).
This year, during the 2017 IPC, a panel of 33 eminent jurors from across the United States judged nearly 5,800 total submitted entries. Only, 2,660 images were selected for the General Collection and 644 (roughly 11 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection.
Each participant can enter 2 separate cases (4 images each) to be judged. Cristie turned in a General case and an Artist case for a total of 8 images. All 8 images were selected as part of the General Collection, and 5 out of the 8 were selected for the Loan Collection.
Cristie was named Platinum Artist Medalist, meaning that 3 of her artist merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. She was also named Gold Medalist, meaning that two of her general merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2017, she was one of only 3 Platinum Artist photographers of the Year and one of only 50 Gold photographers of the Year.
Grand Imaging Award Winner
Cristie also had 4 of her images selected to be in the running for the Grand Imaging Awards. There are ten finalists in ten categories comprising the Grand Imaging Awards. Cristie placed 1st in the Children's category and 2nd in the Artist category.