I just won a First Place in IPA: Fine art Nudes!

I don’t normally check my email on my train ride back home today because TTC does not have wifi or cellphone coverage in the tunnel. I only get a brief connection to cellphone signal when the train goes ground level for about two stops. Also, I normally napped in the train anyways. However, today I woke up from my nap and decided I was going to check my email, and I got a new mail saying IPA winners were announced. I was very surprised because I thought the winners wouldn’t be announced until mid-October, and it was only the first week of October. I immediately tried to look up my name in the winners gallery, in a hope that I could find something, be it I won or not, before the signal got cut off again. I didn’t want to be suspended. Guess what? I found my name in the winner’s gallery! First Place in Fine Art Nudes category! I was so pleasantly surprised. Being a graduate student in engineering, I had very little time to work on any artistic related work. I just feel so grateful and happy right now. I should probably get back to my Inverse Theory assignment now, considering how long it took me to do even just one question, but today was a good day.

Below is the sample press release IPA sent out to awards winners:

2017 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

William Ye was Awarded: 1st place in Fine Art - Nudes category for the winning entry “A new wound everyday” 

About Winner:
I am currently enrolled in University of Toronto working on post-graduate studies. I am passionate about photography as a medium for art creation. 

About IPA:
The 2017 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.

William Ye:
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IPA Contact

Linda Dzhema 
Director, International Photography Awards 

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