Zoo Studio Wins Grand Portrait Prize at WPPI 2014
I am very proud to announce that Ken has outdone himself at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) awards in Las Vegas recently! At Ken’s first time of entering these very prestigious awards, he not only came First, Second, Third AND Fourth (with his total of four entries) in the Animal Portrait category, his photo of Sonic the Bearded Collie won the Grand Award for Portraiture!
The WPPI Awards are held each year, and the cream of the world’s wedding and portrait photographers enter. Out of all the competitions Ken has ever entered, this is undoubtedly the most prestigious, and of the very highest standard. It is a print competition, so Ken had his four entries printed and art mounted and shipped to Las Vegas early in the year.
Each print was individually judged by a panel of five highly experienced professional photographers, and Ken’s photos were awarded an incredible two Platinum awards (for a perfect score of 100 out of 100!), one Gold Distinction, and one Gold. Ken was also awarded the status of Associate of WPPI as a result of his fantastic scores. We have four brand new trophies on display at our Milton Road office.
Less than 1% of entries from professional photographers scored highly enough to be awarded either Platinum or Gold Distinction awards, and Ken scored 3 at this level!
Well done Ken! We are all so so proud of him. We also want to especially recognise and thank Johnny English, our wonderful graphic artist, who is such a vital part of not only our day to day portrait business, but of our competition entries as well. We love you Johnny!
We have included Ken’s winning photos in this blog, and you can see all the Grand Award images here. You can explore all of the wonderful award winning images in all categories from this link as well. I think you will all agree that the entries in this competition are of the highest quality.