Awards 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. I have found that print competitions are a great way 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, district, and international levels.

I have earned my Master of Photography (M.Photog.) degree and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation with the Professional Photographers of America, as well as my Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery with Animal Image Makers (AIM). I am also a 4 time Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Print Competition.


PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

PPA Juror in Training (JIT)

AIM Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery (APAI)


Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Elite Photographer of the Year - 2021

Grand Imaging Awards Top Ten Finalist (International Print Competition) - 2021

Diamond Photographer of the Year (International Print Competition) - 2021

4 x Grand Imaging Award Finalist (SW District Competition) - 2021

Silver Medalist (International Print Competition) - 2020

Gold Medalist (International Print Competition) - 2019

2nd Place Animal Portrait (SW District Competition ) - 2019

Bronze Medalist (International Print Competition) - 2018


Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA)

Best Portrait of an Animal (Annual State Competition) - 2021

Diamond Medalist (Annual State Competition ) - 2021

Gold Medalist (Annual State Competition ) - 2021

6 x Texcellence Recipient (Annual State Competition ) - 2021

Gold Medalist (Annual State Competition ) - 2020

Diamond Medalist (Annual State Competition ) - 2019

Distinguished Image Award (Annual State Competition) - 2019

Top Ten of Texas (Annual State Competition ) - 2019


Local Print Competitions

1st Place Portrait Category (APPA's Annual Print Competition ) - 2020

2nd Place Portrait Category (APPA's Annual Print Competition ) - 2020

Best Print Case Award (APPA's Annual Print Competition) - 2020

Judge’s Choice Award (APPA's Annual Print Competition ) - 2020

Professional Photographers of America

International Print Competition

TPPA State Print Competition

Texas Professional Photographers Association

Animal Image Makers

International Print Competition

Check out the Gallery for Merit Images from PPA Local Affiliate Print Competitions HERE .