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FUJIFILM 2018 Masterpiece Award Program for Professional Photographers of America: Congratulations to the Five Winners

The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award Program is Fujifilm’s commitment toward recognizing photographic excellence in the United States.

  • The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award represents the highest honor that any photography equipment manufacturer awards for photography, given only to a handful of selected photographers each year.
  • The honored Photographers were named in a national press release issued by Fujifilm.
  • In addition, the FUJIFILM 2018 Masterpiece Award recipients received a crystal trophy, a certificate of award, and a lapel pin (aggregate ARV $200).
FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award: Crystal Trophy

FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award: Crystal Trophy

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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES FUJIFILM MASTERPIECE AWARD WINNERS

October 5, 2018, Valhalla, N.Y.FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the third quarter winners of the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award for photographic excellence at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate print competitions. This award is administered by state and regional affiliates of the PPA exclusively for the members of these organizations, and is available to affiliates in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Susan Thweatt - Ethereal Morning

Susan Thweatt – Ethereal Morning

The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award is the the highest honor for PPA print competitions that is given by Fujifilm. The award is given for prints in three separate categories–Wedding, Portrait and Illustrative–that reflects the highest level of professional photography. Only prints with scores above 80 meet the criteria for the award.

The following photographer has been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award at the Texas Professional Photographers Association Print Competition:

  • Susan Thweatt of Susan Thweatt Photography, 429 Ward Ave, Bellevue, KY 41073 for the photograph titled “Ethereal Morning” in the Illustrative category with a score of 92. The award-winning print was printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type PDN by BWC, 616 South Sherman St, Ste 100, Richardson, Texas 75081.

The following photographer has been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award twice at the Iowa Professional Photographers Association Print Competition:

Ben Shirk - Twisted Theurgist

Ben Shirk – Twisted Theurgist

  • Ben Shirk of Ben Shirk Photography, 323 Cedar Street, Wilton, IA 52778 for the photograph titled “Twisted Theurgist” in the Portrait category with a score of 96. The award-winning print was printed on genuine Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Paper by McKenna Pro, 2815 Falls Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701.
Ben Shirk - Make a Wish

Ben Shirk – Make a Wish

  • Ben Shirk of Ben Shirk Photography, 323 Cedar Street, Wilton, IA 52778 for the photograph titled “Make a Wish” in the Portrait category with a score of 91. The award-winning print was printed on genuine Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Paper by McKenna Pro, 2815 Falls Ave., Waterloo, IA 50701.

The following photographer has been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award twice at the Southwest Professional Photographers Association Print Competition:

Amy Shertzer - Dreams of Old Europe

Amy Shertzer – Dreams of Old Europe

  • Amy Shertzer of Amy Shertzer Photography, 15986 Bridle Ridge Drive, Monument, CO 80132 for the photograph titled “Dreams of Old Europe” in the Illustrative category with a score of 82. The award-winning print was printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type CN by American Color Imaging, 715 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.
Amy Shertzer - Night Shift

Amy Shertzer – Night Shift

  • Amy Shertzer of Amy Shertzer Photography, 15986 Bridle Ridge Drive, Monument, CO 80132 for the photograph titled “Night Shift” in the Illustrative category with a score of 80. The award-winning print was printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type CN by American Color Imaging, 715 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

The following photographer has been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award at the Montana Professional Photographers Association Print Competition:

Kathy Wierda - Loving the Country Life

Kathy Wierda – Loving the Country Life

  • Kathy Wierda of Kathy Wierda Photography, 20775 Norris Road, Manhattan, MO 59741 for the photograph titled “Loving the Country Life” in the Portrait category with a score of 100. The award-winning print was printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type PDN by H&H Color Lab, 8906 E. 67th St, Raytown, MO 64133.

The following photographer has been awarded the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award at the Florida Professional Photographers Association Print Competition:

Ginny B. Otto - I’m Getting Too Old for This

Ginny B. Otto – I’m Getting Too Old for This

  • Ginny B. Otto of Photographic Artistry, 13484 Princewood Court, Spring Hill, FL 34609 for the photograph titled “I’m Getting Too Old for This” in the Illustrative category with a score of 80. The award-winning print was printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PDN Paper by American Color Imaging, 715 E 18th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Fujifilm is proud to honor photographers who strive to create images of excellence and distinction with this award and to work with Professional Photographers of America (PPA) to recognize these incredibly distinguished professionals.

About FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Imaging

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. The Industrial and Corporate New Business Development Division delivers new products derived from Fujifilm technologies.FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook.  To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

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