As a member, I look forward to the four WPJA contests held every year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. To simply become a member of the WPJA was a great feeling, then this summer I placed 7th in the "Emotion" category!
The best part about these contests is the manner in which the winners are announced. David Robers, who manages the WPJA, simply sends out an email stating that the winning images are online. Once the annoucement is made, all of the members then hurry online and peruse every image in every category enjoying the spectacular photography and hoping for a placement. After much anticipation, the Fall contest rolled around wherein I found an image of mine in the "Sillouettes, Shadow, and Light" category.
Lastly, a large congratulations to my friend and collegue, Brett Butterstein, for placing 4th overall in the Fall contest!