Last year I entered a few images in the Professional Photographers of America Northeast District and International Competition. Tyrannosaurus Rita and Mr. Ketchup & Me both had won a Seal of Approval and a Merit Award! However, Mr. Ketchup & Me was also chosen to be featured the 2015 Showcase Collection Book, which I just received! It looks awesome!
What exactly is a Merit? An image is heavily critiqued by highly trained professionals for 12 elements…
- Technical Excellence
- Color Balance
- Center of Interest
- Subject Matter
In other words, it is very difficult to get a merit. It just makes me love Mr. Ketchup & Me even more! This picture has always been close to my heart, because I was able to express just how much my daughter loved ketchup! It warms my heart to know others love it too!