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2008 Accolade of Excellence Winner

Wow, today’s mailbag brought word that WPPI awarded me an Accolade of Excellence in the 2008 8×10 Print Competition. For those unfamiliar with WPPI, it’s an organization full of the world’s best wedding and portrait photographers, and just calling myself a member feels terribly fraudulent sometimes. Receiving this honor from other photographers I hold in extremely high regard is very humbling and special. Click through for the press release.

Press Release

Justin Hankins Wins Accolade of Excellence in the 2008 WPPI 8 x 10 1st Half Print Competition

Justin Hankins of Virginia Beach, VA, has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL (WPPI) 2008 WPPI 8 x 10 1st Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding photographers, the judging was held in Santa Monica, CA on June, 2008.

“Stand for Change” received an Accolade of Excellence in the Non-Wedding Photojournalism category. Hankins competed against an international field of photographers to win such honors.

The WPPI 8 x 10 1st Half Print Competition awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the United States for professional photographers. The 2008 competition included 932 prints in 18 different categories submitted by photographers from all over the world.

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