Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- 2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition.
The photographic work of Monte "G" Crofts, Jr. has recently been recognized by a Prestigious Panel of International Industry Peers to receive the following Awards during the recently held - IPA - International Photography Awards for 2011. The winning entries selected were: Bronze - 3rd place in Special - Moving Images category for the winning entry Water-Dance - Honorable Mention in Editorial - Personality category for the winning entry Yvon Chouinard - Patagonia Founder/CEO/Activist - Honorable Mention in Special - Night Photography category for the winning entry Night-Lights - and an Honorable Mention in Nature - Sunset category for the winning entry Sunset-Pastels.
"I'm quite honored to receive recognition for my photographic work - and from such a fantastic jury of industry judges. This has been my very first competition in presenting my work - so these awards mean a great deal to my professional growth in this highly competitive industry and genre. There were so many wonderful works submitted from around the World, and by many talented individuals - I'm excited that my work was selected from this great pool of talent for recognition - as winning in the IPA competition will drive my passion for creating, and producing even better work going forward," said Monte "G" Crofts of M.G.Crofts Photography.
“From my early days surfing and exploring California’s rugged Central Coast - while Summering in the hamlet of Cambria - to traveling the World - it is my wish to evoke the excitement, energy and light that I gather for my imagery and projects - and hope my work will inspire and create a memorable experience for the viewer...I’ve been surfing since I was teenager, a waterman and free surfer, and really enjoy the energy, motion & light of water and the natural surroundings for each region I travel to - and the uniqueness of their environments.” Monte holds an MA degree in I.M.C. and studied film as an undergraduate - has worked in the entertainment industry and also for EMI, Virgin Records, and continues to work in the industry - producing, consulting, and on assignment. Monte gains additional inspiration from wife Deb, son Nathan, and too many more to list. “Viva Life and keep inspiring.” -Monte "G" Crofts
The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography. IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
Photographer Monte "G" Crofts, Jr.:
International Photography Awards