Naperville’s Megan Drane Makes Team USA for the 2019 World Photographic Cup.
32 countries are participating in the highly anticipated international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America
Naperville, IL – Naperville’s Megan Drane, Master Photographer, recently won a spot on Team USA at the 2019 World Photographic Cup, to be held April 8 in Drammen, Norway.
Drane’s image, The Dog Walker, was selected to be part of Team USA by a national association composed of professional photographers. The team was officially announced at the Imaging USA 2019 convention and trade show’s Awards Night on Monday, January 21, in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It’s a great honor to win a spot on Team USA,” said Drane. “I never imagined I would be part of such an elite group. I push myself to be a better photographer each year, to be recognized. Being given the chance to represent my country is just icing on the cake.”
The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), features 32 countries who will square off in 2019. The national teams will be vying to take the cup from three-time winner and reigning champs Team USA.
The World Photographic Cup’s mission is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This year’s list of registered countries spans from the Australia to the Netherlands to Malaysia and Spain. The full list of countries can be found at WorldPhotographicCup.org/About/Registered-Countries/
Each country’s team picks its own photographers and images to enter. Teams may submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial (including advertising, architecture, industrial, fashion), Illustrative/Digital Art, Reportage/Photojournalism and Landscape/Wildlife. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories; no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.
Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category.
Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten placements in all categories. The World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score.
The winner of the World Photographic Cup will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Drammen, Norway on April 8, 2019. For more information on the World Photographic Cup, and to view the finalist images from around the world, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.
About Professional Photographers of America (PPA):
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It currently helps 30,000+ pros elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.