Santa Monica, California
I decided to enter some prints in the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) 8 X 10 Competition. This was my first time entering and I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Today I received an email that one of my prints won the Accolade of Excellence!
From the accompanying press release:
"Aleks Bienkowska of Playa Del Rey, CA, has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL (WPPI) 2008 WPPI 8 x 10 1st Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding photographers, the judging was held in Santa Monica, CA on June, 2008.
"Sea of Love" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Engagement category.
Bienkowska competed against an international field of photographers to win such honors.
The 2008 competition included 932 prints in 18 different categories submitted by photographers from all over the world. "
And here's the winning photo of Selina and Steve: