I feel very honoured to have just been awarded the Master Photographers International Commercial Photographer of the Year along with many other awards of distinction.
Competition is a great way to have your work evaluated and judged by your professional peers. It always gives you a reference point to see how you are doing and what you need to work on. It feels good to have your images judge well because it usually tells you that your on the right track and that the excellence you put in to your work is being recognized by others.
The MPIO (Master Photographers International) is a great organization and community with world-class photographers and artists. Find out more at mpio.co