Congratulations to the Grand Imaging Award Winner!Published: February 02, 2024
This year at Imaging USA in Louisville, Kentucky, preliminary judging rounds for the International Photographic Competition (IPC) began on Saturday, drawing in new photographers at every hour. The image competition, sponsored by SONY. was a major hit among attendees and the first of it's kind. Images competed in head-to-head judging rounds while our emcee, Booray Perry kept us laughing with his hilarious monologue.
The final rounds of judging took place Monday night, drawing in a huge crowd of expectant photographers. As images were eliminated and voted forward into the next rounds of judging, shouts and joyous screams filled the room. Gary Jones, the winner of this year's Grand Imaging Award, humbly accepted his trophy and prize, a check for $10,000! His mother, who was the subject of his natural portrait entitled, "The Destination Ahead," watched lovingly in the audience and could be heard saying on many occasions afterward that she was so proud of her son, Gary.
All in all, the IPC was everything we could have hoped for. We were entertained, thrilled, and so joyous to see the award go to such a deserving winner. Stay tuned and plan on participating in the forthcoming IPC to be judged at Imaging USA in Grapevine, Texas!