Novi, Mich. – Local photographer Betsy Finn of Betsy’s Photography in Dexter, Mich., took home the award for “Best of Show” at the Annual Print Competition, held by the Detroit Professional Photographers Association on November 20th, 2007.
While Betsy has successfully entered print competitions at the Regional and National level, this was her first time participating in the competition held by DPPA. Of Betsy’s six entries, four received “Awards of Excellence,” one received an “Award of Merit,” and another received an “Award of Honor.”
Her print, titled “Narcissism,” also won an award for “Best of Category” (Unclassified), and ultimately was voted “Best of Show.” Another print, “Three vs. One,” was a runner up for “Best of Category” (Portrait). When asked about her accomplishment, Betsy said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized locally for my work. I’m thrilled to have won ‘Best of Show,’ especially since this was my first time entering DPPA’s competition. I am extremely happy my prints did so well.”
The print competition was held in Novi, Mich., on November, 20th, 2007. At the DPPA Print competition, photographers are allowed to enter 6 prints into the competition. Print entries are entered by category, such as “Wedding Candids,” “Portraits,” “Commercial,” and “Unclassified.” Each print is judged on its own merit against standards of excellence. The competition was juried by a panel of prestigious Michigan photographers.
The Detroit Professional Photographers Association is Michigan’s largest affiliate for the national organization, Professional Photographers of America. DPPA was established in 1915 to serve the professional photographic community by offering educational opportunities to help photographers grow their business and improve their artistic abilities.
Betsy Finn, owner of Betsy’s Photography, is a Certified Professional Photographer and award-winning photographic artist. Earlier this year, her work received national recognition, when two of her prints were selected to hang in the 117th International Exhibition of Professional Photography. Betsy’s Photography studio is located in Dexter, Mich., and provides wedding & portrait services to clients in Southeast Michigan. For more information, visit the studio website: bphotoart.com.