Local Photographer Wins “Best of Show”

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rp_narcissism.jpgNovi, 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.


27 Responses

  1. :)

    Congratulations!!!!! You deserve this!

  2. Beth

    Fantastic!! Great job!


  3. Diane

    I just saw this. And wow. nice work.
    [Too bad you can’t share the images yet, though.]

  4. anonymous

    way to go Betsy!! we knew your stuff was worthy!

  5. B

    congratulations. when do we get to see the fine art that won?

  6. Betsy Finn

    Thank you all! It’s great to have your support, I want to make sure you know I appreciate it 🙂

    @Diane — I know, but the anticipation will make them even more amazing when you finally get to see them.

    @B — as I told Diane — not quite yet. One of the images I entered was created as a surprise and can’t be unveiled yet. When I am able to share, I will.

  7. anonymous

    WOW! Is that amazing or what?!?! Great work Betsy!

  8. anonymous


  9. B

    Ah ok. gotcha. I can’t wait to see them… I’ll try to wait patiently…

  10. anonymous

    wonderful news for a wonderful photographer…

  11. Mary Schuler


    Very Very Amazing………

    I am soooooooo happy for you.

    Keep up the good hard work

    Love Aunt Mary

  12. anonymous

    Best of show… seriously? That’s great!! I’m glad for you!

  13. Brenda

    That’s very exciting! I’m happy that your entries did so well. 🙂

  14. AB

    Congratulations, Betsy!

  15. R


  16. Mark

    Congradulations Betsy!

  17. Betsy Finn

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments! 🙂

  18. KV

    Congratulations Betsy!

  19. LF


  20. BH

    Wow! That’s really great!

  21. DP

    Good for you – Congratulations – Good job!! Thanks for sharing your good news.

  22. Sally and Jim Finn

    I hope this works. since I have been having problems receiving and sending emails. We are soooooooo excited for you. May you enjoy the fruits of your labor and always enjoy the moments of your successes. Love Mom and Dad Finn

  23. anonymous

    cool congrats 🙂

  24. Debbie and Jeff Ash

    Your artistic vision has always been stellar. We are very proud to be your parents.
    Mom and Dad

  25. Bob Gilbert

    All of us in Montana are proud of Betsys win. For sure you have the “eye” for photography. Conratulations.’
    Bob, Susie, Steph

  26. Peter Glendinning

    Dear Betsy: CONGRATS! I’m going to share your success with our students and I know it will inspire the best of them to strive for the excellence you have achieved. Thanks for sharing the good news, best, Peter

    Peter Glendinning, Professor
    Art & Art History
    Michigan State University

  27. anonymous

    congratulations betsy 😀