In some exciting news, I awoke this morning to the news that my Snowy Owl photograph, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ had taken out the silver medal for Australia as well as best of Nation at the 2022 World Photographic Cup in Rome. I had known for some time that the photograph was a finalist, but did not know the final result until early this morning.
I was of course secretly hoping for a Gold Medal (having previously won both a Silver and Bronze medal for Australia in the Nature and Reportage categories) to complete the collection, but these things are totally subjective, and am totally thrilled and honored to win another medal for Australia. Just making the cut for Team Australia multiple times is a massive honor. Winning multiple medals is really the icing on a very tasty cake.
About: The WPC was founded in 2013 as a cooperative effort by The Federation of European Photographers (FEP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Its singular goal is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. A Governing Committee has been created to conduct the ongoing affairs of the competition, also supported by UAPP (United Asian Professional Photography). The brotherhood and sisterhood of photography is a bond that transcends language, culture, and geography. That’s the foundation behind the World Photographic Cup, a one-of-a-kind international team competition. Sure, there are lots of other competitions, but there is just one World Photographic Cup.