SPAA 2010 Photo Contest Winners Announced

JACKSON, Mich. – The Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA®), a PMA member association, today announced winners of its 2010 SPAA Photo Competition. The winners will be featured at the PSPA and SPAA 2011 Annual Conferences, February 19-20, 2011, at Bally’s Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.

In the Individual Posed category, winners were:
First Place – John Wacker, Photography by J.D., Clintonville, Wis.
Second Place – Steve LaMaster, Visual Image Photography, Cedarburg, Wis.
Third Place – Rex Frederick, Frederick’s Photography, Huntington, Ind.

In the Digitally Constructed Photographic Image category, winners were:
First Place – Meghan Blaney, Visual Image Photography, Cedarburg, Wis.
Second Place – Becky Kottke, Visual Image Photography, Cedarburg, Wis.
Third Place – Steve Wheeler, Blunck Studios Inc., Clinton, Okla.

In the Team Posed category, winners were:
First Place – Steve Wheeler, Blunck Studios Inc., Clinton, Okla.
Second Place – Anthony Griego Jr., Kim Jew Sports Photography, Albuquerque, N.M.
Third Place – John Wacker, Photography by J.D., Clintonville, Wis.

In the Action – Outdoor category, winners were:
First Place – Craig Brumley, CB Photography Studio, Grand Haven, Mich.
Second Place – Brian Hurley, Visual Image Photography, Cedarburg, Wis.
Third Place – John Wacker, Photography by J.D., Clintonville, Wis.

In the Action – Indoor category, winners were:
First Place – Jayne Oncea, Fast Jayne Photography, Saugus, Calif.
Second Place – Nick Miller, Visual Image Photography, Cedarburg, Wis.
Third Place – Steve Wheeler, Blunck Studios Inc., Clinton, Okla.

Platinum sponsors for the 2010 competition include AdoramaPix Inc., Crumpler, ExpressDigital, F.J. Westcott Co., Global Media Network LLC, Group Photo Supply & Equipment, H&H Color Lab, KG Digital, Krasbit Technologies Inc., and ScanCafe.

The gold sponsor for 2010 is Lowepro.

To view the winning pictures, click here SPAA 2010 Photo Competition Winners

Major PMA events coming soon:  
PSPA/SPAA 2011 Conferences, February 19-20, 2011, Las Vegas, Nev.
•PMA Latin America Peru Expo 2011, June 8-9, 2011, Lima, Peru
6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, June 20-22, 2011, San Jose, Calif. 
•PMA Australia 2011 Imaging & Entertainment Expo, June 24-26, 2011, Sydney, Australia
CliQ 2011, Sept. 8-10, 2011, Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information on PMA events, visit the PMA home page.

About SPAA
Dedicated to professionals focused on capturing the timeless moments of sports participation across generations, the Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA) partners with photographers to enhance their business and creative skills. SPAA is committed to educating photographers on opportunities while providing professional standards, further driving their success and credibility. SPAA builds on the 86-year legacy of PMA – the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations – with the programs and services essential for members’ entrepreneurial efforts. Through educational programs, industry research, business services, networking, and events, SPAA leads its members to discover, understand, and act on business opportunities.

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations
As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 86-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.