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Deserving Recognition

Images, articles and other recognition from outside organizations

We are honored that many of our TOPG members have been recognized for their fine photography.

Many TOPG photographers submit images to juried competitions outside the purview of the TOPG or S4C and have won many awards. Other TOPG members have had their images featured in magazines, and even some have written articles that have been posted in regional and Nationally-distributed magazines. The following galleries highlight and serve to recognize the skill of TOPG members. 

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Lofoten Portfolio Pete Scifres received a "Silver Distinction" from the Photographic Society of America for his portfolio, "Winter in the Lofoten Islands."  Pete's Statement of Intent for this portfolio: "Images with fantastic skies, fresh snow, empty beaches,colorful homes, and impossibly steep mountains show Norway's Lofoten Islands in their most dazzling and captivating season."

From the PSA website: "To earn a Portfolio Distinction, a photographer produces a body of work that reflects his/her personal styles and photographic interest and submits it for review. A photographer may earn three levels of Portfolio Distinctions, each requiring a higher degree of both creative talent and number of submitted images." The Silver Distinction requires the photographer submit 15 images and already have a Bronze Distinction from a previous portfolio.
Ventura Land Trust
2019 Photography Contest

VLT Logo Est 2003TOPG's images that were selected as finalists.

Congratulations to the following photographers who were finalists in the Ventura Land Trust's first annual photo competition: Ron Bosi, Steve Friedman, Roy Patience, Chris Chase, Crystal McAbee, Larry White, Mike Reyburn and Phil Chandler.

Ventura County Fair
2019 Photo Contests

VCFair logoTOPG's Award Winning Images.

Congratulations to all TOPG members receiving awards.

Special congratulations to Terry MIranda for receiving the Sweepstakes Award for highest total points.
Beneath the Milky Way Portfolio Pete Scifres received a "Bronze Distinction" from the Photographic Society of America for his portfolio, "Beneath the Milky Way."  Pete's Statement of Intent for this portfolio: "Who among us – while standing outdoors at night -- has not gazed up with awe and wonder at the quiet abyss of dust clouds and glittering, uncountable stars of our Milky Way galaxy? And has not marveled at the splendor of beautiful and remote spots on our planet? These two elements in the same image show a different perspective of both, and a greater whole."

From the PSA website: "To earn a Portfolio Distinction, a photographer produces a body of work that reflects his/her personal styles and photographic interest and submits it for review. A photographer may earn three levels of Portfolio Distinctions, each requiring a higher degree of both creative talent and number of submitted images." The Bronze Distinction is the first PSA portfolio a photographer submits and requires 10 images.