AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND MERIT IMAGES

I believe it is important in this industry to always be learning and growing as an artist and as a person. Part of doing that is challenging yourself to be the best you can be, not just for yourself, but also for your clients. I have found that print competitions are one of the best ways to continue learning and improving your craft. I started by competing in local PPA affiliate print competitions in 2011 and over the years I have grown considerably and now compete at the local, state, national, and international levels.

 

I have earned my Master of Photography (M.Photog.) and Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr.) degrees, as well as my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation with the Professional Photographers of America. I was also one of the first photographers to earn the Master of Animal Imagery with Animal Image Makers (AIM). I am a 2022 Grand Imaging Award Top Ten Finalist, Imaging Excellence Award recipient, and a 6 time Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America's International Print Competition.

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Achievements

PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

PPA Imaging Excellence Award

AIM Master of Animal Imagery (MAI)

PPA Six-time Medalist (IPC)

PPA Top 10 Grand Imaging Award Finalist (IPC)

PPGH Master Photographer of the Year 2021

Credentials: Ann O'Neill Deal of Green Paws Photography

Image Competition

Legend: PPA (Professional Photographers of America; TPPA (Texas Professional Photographers Association); ASP (American Society of Photographers); AIM (Animal Image Makers); ISAP (International Society of Animal Photographers)

2024 Achievements

 

2024 ASP Images of Distinction Round 1

1x Seal of Distinction

5x Seal of Approval

 

2024 ISAP Annual Print Competition

1x Superior Image

3x Image of Excellence

6x Merit Image

4x Top 10 Finalist - Indoor Dog category

3x Top 10 Finalist - Blooper Category

 

2024 TPPA State Print Competition

2x Bronze Medalist

Silver Star of Texas - Portrait Animal

2x Distinguished Image Award

 

2023 Achievements

 

2023 PPA

Imaging Excellence Award

Imaging Excellence Collection - MIR Portrait

6 x Merit Collection - MIR Portrait

2 x Merit Collection - MIR Artist

 

2023 TPPA State Print Competition

2x Bronze Medalist

2x Distinguished Image Award

 

2023 AIM Annual Print Competition

3rd Place - Studio Dog category

3rd Place - Blooper Category

3x Top 10 Finalist - Studio Dog category

2x Top 10 Finalist - Blooper Category

Top 10 Finalist - Baby Animals Category

2022 Achievements

 

2022 PPA International Print Competition

Platinum Medalist - Photographic Open

Silver Medalist - Artist Open

3x Imaging Excellence - Photographic Open

Imaging Excellence - Artist Open
Elite Photographer of the Year

 

2022 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Animals

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Artist

Grand Imaging Award (GIA)

GIA Top Ten Finalist - Animals

 

2022 TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

2x Texcellence Recipient

Judge’s Choice Award

 

2022 AIM Annual Print Competition

3rd Place - Baby Animals

2x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

Top 10 Finalist - Baby Animals category

2021 Achievements

 

2021 PPA International Print Competition

Diamond Medalist of the year

4x Imaging Excellence - Photographic Open

Imaging Excellence - Artist Open

Elite Photographer of the Year

 

2021 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

4 x Top 10 Finalist - Animals

 

2021 TPPA State Print Competition

Best Portrait of an Animal

Diamond Medalist

Gold Medalist

6x Texcellence Recipient

 

2021 AIM Annual Print Competition

3x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

 

2021 Houston PPA Annual Awards

Master Photographer of the Year

Highest Scoring Image by a CPP

Best Overall Portrait

Best Portrait of an Animal

 

2020 Achievements

 

2020 PPA International Print Competition

Silver Medalist - Photographic Open

Imaging Excellence - Photographic Open

 

2020 TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

 

2020 Austin PPA Annual Print Competition

1st Place Portrait Category

2nd Place Portrait Category

Best Print Case Award

Judges Choice Award

 

2018/19 Achievements

 

2019 TPPA State Print Competition

Diamond Medalist

Distinguished Image Award

Top Ten of Texas Award

 

2019 AIM Annual Print Competition

3x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

 

2019 PPA International Print Competition

Gold Medalist - Photographic Open

2x Imaging Excellence - Photographic Open

 

2019 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

2nd Place Animal Portrait - Photographic Open

 

2018 PPA International Print Competition

Bronze Medalist - Photographic Open

Publications

Professional Photographers of America Imaging Excellence Collection: Volume XXV, Marathon Press, 2022 (4 images)

Professional Photographer Magazine: Feature “2022 Diamond Photographers” February 2022, p.48

Professional Photographers of America Imaging Excellence Collection: Volume XXIV, Marathon Press, 2021, p. 7, 490, 491, 492, and 459
Professional Photographers of America Showcase Collection: Volume XXIV, Marathon Press, 2021, p.292

Professional Photographer Magazine: Article “We Should Talk.” June 2021, p.23
Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection: Volume XXIII, Marathon Press, 2020, p.252
Professional Photographers of America Showcase Collection: Volume XXIII , Marathon Press, 2020, p.238
Professional Photographers of America Loan Collection: Volume XXII , Marathon Press, 2019, p. 111 and 112

Professional Photographers Guild of Houston (PPGH) Viewfinder Magazine: November 2018, Cover

Professional Photographers of San Diego County (PPSDC) Focus Magazine September 2012, Cover

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