Competition Moment – PPOC National Convention

Last week, the Professional Photographer’s of Canada held their National Conference in Mt. Tremblant, QC. Since I was over in Italy to do some traveling and attend a photography workshop with Kevin Kubota, I wasn’t able to attend however I did participate by entering four images into the National print competition. Upon my return today I was pleased to check my email and discover that two of the images I submitted were accepted to hang in the print salon. One of them also received a merit score which means that it will be included in the 2010 Image Salon publication.

Here is a copy of the official press release from the PPOC:

Press Release


May 12, 2010 Mont-Tremblant QC

The 2010 National Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Canada took place this week during Inspiration 2010, the Annual Convention of the PPOC, in Mont-Tremblant, QC.
Bruce Clarke, a professional photographer from Edmonton, AB, had 2 images accepted and exhibited in the National Image Competition, judged prior to the Convention by a panel of Master Photographers from across Canada. Acceptance in the competition earns the maker Merits toward several Degrees offered to PPOC members, including the prestigious Craftsman of Photographic Arts and Master of Photographic Arts. It is also an indication of the makers’ ability to produce above average images for their clientele.

The competition features entries from across Canada in many different classes, including Portraiture, Wedding, Commercial, Digital and Specialist categories. Members also are able to enter Salons in their respective regions of Canada annually, increasing their opportunities to earn recognition for their skills as a PPOC member. The Annual Convention also presents seminars by an international assortment of the world’s foremost photographers, as well as a Trade Show where suppliers display the latest in equipment and services to the Professional Photographic industry.

For more information on the activities and services offered by the Professional Photographers of Canada, interested readers may contact the organization by phoning 1-888-643-PPOC, e-mailing –, or visiting the PPOC Web Site at PPOC wishes the recipients and their sponsors continued success.

Submitted by: Brian Lee, HLM MPA Cr. Photog. National Exhibition Chair, PPOC

And what blog post would be complete without showing you the image that was awarded a Merit score – my infamous Spanish Godfather.

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