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tradition of the Southwest PPA we had a
great District Competition. Special thanks
to Rich Newell and all the PPA crew for
their fine work. According to them we set
the standard for the districts with the most
images, most physical prints, and largest
audience of the year.
John and the whole print crew did a terrific
Congratulations to all those who entered,
and merited. On a special note we had a
record 47 people earn 4 for 4 pins. By
sending your images onto IPC you are all
Bronze Finalists! Let’s see how many Loan
prints will be earned at the IPC this year.
appreciate everyone who attended, and hope
you enjoyed the incredible lineup of talent
that was there. We owe a great debt of
gratitude to all the people who sponsored
the speakers, because without their support
events like this would not be possible.
Miller’s Professional Imaging for the ice
cream that we all enjoyed at both Saturday
and Sunday’s events and to Bedford Camera
for the “March Madness” games and prizes.
chairs Jennifer and Joel Schmidt did an
outstanding job. My thanks to both of them
for keeping everything running smoothly.
Christopher Whipple for the audio/visual,
he and Joel were amazing at keeping the
rooms ready for the various programs. It’s
this type of devoted hard working volunteers
that makes events like this work.
Southwest Photo Expo is now in the history
books and the 2017 conference is already in
the planning stages.
year SWPPA is going on the road!
for the “Shootout at the OK Corral.” The
2017 Southwest Photo Expo & Conference will
be at the Tower Hotel Oklahoma City.
District image judging will be onsite March
24- 25th with the main programming from the
25th through the 27th. We have a fantastic
room rate of only $79 per night. So bring
your images, watch the judging, enjoy the
talent, Trade Show, District GIA Awards, and
share in the fellowship with all your fellow