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2013 PPACH Portrait Awards Winners Announced

Tina Timmons, chairman of the 2013 Celebration of Smile Portrait Awards, has announced the grand-prize winner and category winners of the 2013 contest. To participate, entrants must have donated to the April Celebration of Smiles nationwide fundraiser.

A total of 112 images were entered in the 2013 contest, nearly doubling the number of entries in the last year’s inaugural competition. This year’s contest was judged by Darcey Olson, CPP, Darcey Olson Photography, Rockford, Michigan; Karen Lueck, CPP, A Moment Captured, Troy, Michigan; and Denise Boyce, M.Photog.Cr.,CPP, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The grand-prize winner and the first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a glass award, and all those recognized will receive a honor certificate.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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Patricia van Bergen
Adoring Glances Photography
Boyds, Maryland

CATEGORY AWARDS

BABIES

 1st_Jennifer_Gomez

1st Place
Jennifer Gomez

All That Jazz Photography
Hillsboro, Oregon

2nd_Lili_Englehardt 

2nd Place
Lili Engelhardt

Lili Engelhardt Photography
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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3rd Place
Patricia van Bergen

Adoring Glances Photography
Boyds, Maryland

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Honorable Mention
Lynn Brower

Lynn Marie Photography
Harrisburg, South Dakota

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Honorable Mention
Meggan Harper

Harper-Wayne Portrait Studio
Ormond Beach, Florida

CHILDREN

 1st_Patricia-van_Bergen

1st Place
Patricia van Bergen

Adoring Glances Photography
Boyds, Maryland

 2nd_Clark_Sanders

2nd Place
Clark Sanders

Clark Sanders Photography
Cherokee Village, Arkansas

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3rd Place
Kelly Zimmerman

Cherished Images
Boise, Idaho

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Honorable Mention
Kerith Patterson

Visual Girl Photo
North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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Honorable Mention
Megan Twaddle

Broken Glass Photography
Liberty, Illinois

TEENS

 1st_Alma_Aponte

1st Place
Alma Aponte

Metamorphosis Digital Photography Studio
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

 2nd_Melanie_Anderson

2nd Place
Melanie Anderson

Anderson Photographs
Hagerstown, Maryland

 3rd_Alma_Aponte

3rd Place
Alma Aponte

Metamorphosis Digital Photography Studio
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Honorable Mention
Stacey Knoebel

Knoebel Portrait Design
Hammond, Wisconsin

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Honorable Mention
Megan Twaddle

Broken Glass Photography
Liberty, Illinois

ADULTS

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1st Place
Megan Twaddle

Broken Glass Photography
Liberty, Illinois

 2nd_Pete_Rezac

2nd Place
Pete Rezac

Pete Rezac Photography
Reno, Nevada

 3rd_Kelly_Zimmerman

3rd Place
Kelly Zimmerman

Cherished Images
Boise, Idaho

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Honorable Mention
Larry Lourcey

Lourcey Photography
Plano, Texas

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Honorable Mention
Mary Pat Kelley
Photography by Dale
Hagerstown, Maryland

PETS

 1st_Clark_Sanders

1st Place
Clark Sanders

Clark Sanders Photography
Cherokee Village, Arkansas

 2nd_Jennifer_Gomez

2nd Place
Jennifer Gomez

All That Jazz Photography
Hillsboro, Oregon

 3rd_David_Anderson

3rd Place
David Anderson

David Anderson Photography
Annapolis, Maryland

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Honorable Mention
Jennifer Gomez

All That Jazz Photography
Hillsboro, Oregon

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Honorable Mention
Claire Houser

Claire Terese Photography
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania

 

2013 Celebration of Smiles Portrait Awards Open on May 1

As 2013 Celebration of Smiles donations are coming in, it’s time for participants to decide which images to enter in the 2013 Portrait Awards competition. A Grand Prize winner will be selected, and trophies will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category. To view all of last year’s winners, click here.

Celebration of Smiles 2013 Portrait Awards Rules
Opening Date: May 1
Closing Date: May 15

Entry Eligibility
All Celebration of Smiles Day participants who made a monetary donation from their
promotions are eligible to enter images in the following categories:

  • Baby
    ▪ Child
    ▪ Teen
    ▪ Adult
    ▪ Pet

Entry Fees
Those donating $240 or more will be allowed to enter up to four images at no
charge. Additional images fee of $10 per entry apply. Multiple photographers from a studio
may enter.

Judging

  • Entries will be judged by a three-judge panel.
    ▪ 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions will be chosen in each category.
    ▪ 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall winners will be chosen.
    ▪ Winners will be announced in June.

Prizes

  • A trophy will be given to the first place overall.
    ▪ Trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category.

Entry Procedure

  • A link will be provided for uploading images.
    ▪ You will be asked to complete an entry form and pay fee if applicable.
    ▪ mages must be submitted as .jpg and sized as 8×10 at 300dpi.
    ▪ Files must be named as follows: Photographer’s first and last name_category_unique number.
    ▪ Example: JohnSmith_baby_01

You are responsible for obtaining a model release for each entry. When completing the entry
form, you will be asked to agree with the following statement:

The entrant has obtained and has access to all necessary releases (model or
property) and agrees to hold PPA Charities and PPA harmless against all claims
and liabilities arising out of PPA Charities’ and/or PPA’s display, publication and
promotion or other use of each image submitted to PPA Charities.

PPACH Portrait Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the first annual PPA Charities Portrait Awards, which honors images made as part of the Celebration of Smiles Day nationwide fundraiser, have been announced by PPACH Trustee Tina Timmons who chairs the awards, which were judged by PPA members Barbara Bovat, Cr.Photog; Deb Woodard, M.Photog.Cr., CPP; and Owen Kassimir, M.Photog.Cr., CPP.

The grand-prize winner will receive a cash award of $500, and each of the category award, first second, and third place winners will receive a glass award, and all those recognized will receive a honor certificate.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Penny Heath, Heath Photography, Redwood, New Yorkheath_penny_225357_children

SECOND PLACE – Tara Rochelle, Tara Rochelle Photography, Santa Clarita, California
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THIRD PLACE – Tara Rochelle, Tara Rochelle Photography, Santa Clarita, California
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CATEGORY AWARDS

BABIES

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1st Place
Andrea McKenzie
Andrea McKenzie Photography & Video
Brighton, Michigan

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(left) 2nd Place
Sara Goodnick
Sara Goodnick Photography
Fort McDowell, Arizona

(right) 3rd Place
Hubert Gentry
Hubert Gentry Photography
Harrisonburg, Virginia

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(left) Honorable Mention
Tracy Dietrich
Tracy Dietrich Photography
Baltimore, Maryland

(right) Honorable Mention
Melaney Wolf
Melaney Wolf Photography
Miamisburg, Ohio

CHILDREN

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1st Place
Penny Heath
Heath Photography
Redwood, NY

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child_3_batinelli

(left) 2nd Place
Tara Rochelle
Tara Rochelle Photography
Santa Clarita, California

(right) 3rd Place
Damian Battinelli
Damian Battinelli Photography
Plattsburgh, New York

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(left) Honorable Mention: Sabina Cavelli – Sabina Cavelli Photography – Naperville, Illinois
(right)
Honorable Mention: Cindy Sherman – Cindy Sherman Photography – Boise, Idaho

TEENS

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1st Place
Tara Rochelle
Tara Rochelle Photography
Santa Clarita, California

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(left) 2nd Place
Hubert Gentry
Hubert Gentry Photography
Harrisonburg, Virginia

(right) 3rd Place
Melanie Anderson
Anderson Photographs
Hagerstown, Maryland

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teen_hm_mckenzie

(left) Honorable Mention
Ryan Manthey
Pure 7 Studios
Destin, Florida


(right) Honorable Mention
Andrea McKenzie
Andrea McKenzie Photography & Video
Brighton, Michigan

ADULTS

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1st Place
Ryan Manthey
Pure 7 Studios
Destin, Florida

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(left) 2nd Place
Ryan Manthey
Pure 7 Studios
Destin, Florida

(right) 3rd Place
Christine Lester-Deats
Christine Photography
Ballard, California


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(left) Honorable Mention: Melanie Anderson – Anderson Photographs – Hagerstown, Maryland
(right) Honorable Mention: LeAnne Schmidt – Photog Frog – South Saint Paul, Minnesota

PET PORTRAITS

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First Place – Tara Rochelle, Tara Rochelle Photography, Santa Clarita, California

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pets_3_lesterdeats

(left) 2nd Place
Hubert Gentry
Hubert Gentry Photography
Harrisonburg, Virginia

(right) 3rd Place
Christine Lester-Deats
Christine Photography
Ballard, California

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(left) Honorable Mention
Ryan Manthey
Pure 7 Studios
Destin, Florida

(right) Honorable Mention
Ryan Manthey
Pure 7 Studios
Destin, Florida