The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) today announced the winners of its 4th annual Photoshop® User Awards – the first and only worldwide competition for Adobe® Photoshop® users. Winners were selected from more than 700 entries in 11 categories. Finalists in each category also competed for Best of Show to win an all expense paid, five-day trip for two to Barcelona, Spain.
Winning images can be viewed here.
Award winners for 2008:
Best of Show: Ciro Marchetti – Florida – Gypsy Dancer
Advertising Design: Jose Luis Santana – Mexico – Tough Chicken
Composites/Collages: Mike Campau – Michigan – Stay Green. Go Red.
General Photography: Michael Whitson – Pennsylvania – Day in the Life
Artistic: Glenn Karlsen — Norway – Zipperhead
General Photoshop: Steve McGhee – Canada – The Big Swallow
Illustration: Nelsy Adriana Perez Jimenez – Mexico – Dragons
Landscape/Travel: Kajo Merkert – Germany – Coogee Pool
Wedding/Portrait: Paola Jofre – Canada – Strong Boy and Dog Max
Restoration: Janine Smith – Texas – General Worth
Retouching: Steven Cegelski – New York – Believe
Student Work: Romy Yamsuan – Canada – Ultra Badminton
Winners in 11 categories each receive a prize package valued at $2,500 provided by award sponsors – Adobe, NAPP, Layers magazine, Kelby Training, Peachpit, and Mpix. Plus, their winning image will be showcased in a future issue of Photoshop User magazine.
Best of Show winner Ciro Marchetti receives a dream assignment to Barcelona, Spain for him and an assistant of his choice to create a future cover for Photoshop User magazine, the official publication of NAPP. Round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, hotel transfers, and daily expenses for five days are provided by NAPP.