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10/09/2014 12:07:41 PM · #1
I've been sitting on this for over a week and have been bursting to tell everyone, but decided to wait until it was "official". This morning I received that "official" email, so I just had to share.

In late July, I heard about the Urban Photographer of the Year competition. The theme was "Cities at Work". The deadline was the 1st week in August. We could enter up to 24 images, each representing one hour of the day in a "city at work". There would be a global winner, three "region" winners (Americas, Europe, Asia/Africa), and one winner for each hour of the day. I decided to enter, and spent 4 weeks taking photos all over L.A.

Last week, by some weird, roundabout coincidences involving one of the buildings I shot in, I saw an email requesting some information about the image I shot in that building. It had been selected as the Americas Region winner.

Yes. I won the Americas Region!!!

They had over 10,000 entries! I wish I could link you to the image but it hasn't been posted yet. But as soon as it is, I will. In the meantime, here's the contest site.

I solicited the input from several people, for help in choosing my entries. I especially wanted to thank ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dtremain for all the time he spent analyzing, comparing, commenting, and encouraging me. Amazingly, he selected the winning image.

David, you ROCK!
10/09/2014 12:10:37 PM · #2
Incredible, congrats! I can't wait to see it.



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10/09/2014 12:11:32 PM · #3
Holy smokes, that ROCKS! Congrats, that will certainly raise your profile!
10/09/2014 12:21:41 PM · #4
Fantastic news!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos!!
10/09/2014 12:23:52 PM · #5
Johanna, Wow!!! That is an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations to you! Can't wait to see the image.
10/09/2014 12:33:09 PM · #6
Congratulations, Johanna. That is fantastic.
10/09/2014 12:34:47 PM · #7
Congratulations!! That's huge news and some well deserved kudos!
Can't wait to see the image! :)
10/09/2014 12:40:24 PM · #8
Wait.... so now you'll be switching to CANON!!!!! Congratulations!
10/09/2014 12:42:26 PM · #9
Very well done!
10/09/2014 12:46:37 PM · #10
WOWOWOWOW!!! (as someone I "know" might say). This is wonderful news, Johanna. And I was almost as pleased to learn of David's part in it as I was to learn of the win. I was on a team with him once and I have to say it was a pleasure. He was never too busy to take a look and offer comments and encourage. Bet he feels as if he won, too :) Big congratulations.
Any chance you are the global winner, too?
10/09/2014 01:11:54 PM · #11
Congrats, very cool.
10/09/2014 01:14:27 PM · #12
Wow, that's fantastic news Johanna, congratulations!!! Can't wait to see that photo.
10/09/2014 01:22:07 PM · #13
Triple WOW! That is fantastic.
10/09/2014 01:22:47 PM · #14
Congrats to you.

10/09/2014 01:25:45 PM · #15
Originally posted by rooum:

Fantastic news!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos!!
me too.
10/09/2014 01:26:30 PM · #16
Wow that is superb - well done! If you are the best in America I am sure the rest will be a breeze:)
10/09/2014 01:28:20 PM · #17
Congratulations! Looking forward to the link so we can view your entries.
10/09/2014 01:29:13 PM · #18
Totally awesome and so well deserved!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see your entries :)
10/09/2014 01:47:03 PM · #19
Congratulations, Johanna. This is splendid news.
10/09/2014 01:59:11 PM · #20
Congrats!!!
10/09/2014 02:38:38 PM · #21
Well done! So pleased for you !
10/09/2014 03:09:04 PM · #22
That is awesome!!! Now upload that image so we don't have to wait for the link!!! Lol!! Congrats!!
10/09/2014 03:20:12 PM · #23
YEAHHH!!! Congrats to you and that is an amazing accomplishment!

With such great talent too and those folks have great taste!!
I can not wait to see what was chosen and the link

Jumping up and down for you and breaking an expensive campaign/ or beer bottle for ya!

Very well done
10/09/2014 03:39:32 PM · #24
Congratulations Johanna! you deserve it. you are one of my favorite photogs on DPC, its good to see your continued success!
10/09/2014 03:42:47 PM · #25
Wow Johanna that's fantastic! Huge congrats!
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