I am really honored by this award and wanted to share it with everyone.
Dale Alan Schmitt Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography
Pittsburgh, PA. – Dale Alan Schmitt of Dale Alan Schmitt Photography in Pittsburgh, PA. was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2022 International Photographic Competition. Schmitt's work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort-Nashville, TN, from January 22-24, 2023. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.
A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 174 images were selected for the General Collection and 1013 (roughly 20 percent) were selected for the esteemed Imaging Excellence Collection—the best of the best. The Imaging Excellence Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Imaging Excellence Collection" book by Marathon Press.
The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Imaging Excellence Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Schmitt was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of their four merited images entered the PPA Imaging Excellence Collection. In 2022, they were one of only 113 Gold Medalists.
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 34,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.