Sandown, Isle of Wight. This image started off as a normal seaside town snapshot. In this format, I entered it into two competitions in 2014 In the Isle Of Wight Photographic Society Landscape of the Year Award, it came in 2nd place and in the same category in the Hampstead Photographic Society, it won the trophy
This is one of a number of creative images that have benefited from salon acceptances. In 2019, the Isle of Wight Photographic Society had a Creative Image Of the Year category and this image won first place.
Photographic Salons are competitions where photographers at every level from amateur to professional are invited to enter images in various categories. Each salon comes under the patronage of either the Photographic Society of America or the International Federation of the Photographic Arts (based in France) – in most cases both. There are other organizations such as the Global Photographic Union, but the PSA and the FIAP are the main two. Each organization offers awards based on the number of acceptances in the salons with each award getting higher at each level of acceptances achieved. In June 2018, I received my first – a QPSA from the Photographic Society of America and in June 2019 I received my aFIAP from the Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique..
With the internationa; salons that I have entered there have been a few occasions that I have received ‘Honourable Mention, but with the PCA Sumadia Circuit, I achieved ‘Salon Gold’
What I appreciated was receiving an Honourable Mention in the Circle Foundation for the Arts ‘Artist Of The Year’ competition. I have seen this competition before, but this was the first time that I had the confidence to enter. CFA is based in California, USA
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