The National Association of Photoshop Professionals Announces 2007 Guru Award Winners
PRESS RELEASE: TAMPA, Fla. –(Business Wire)– The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is excited to announce the Guru Award winners for the west coast Photoshop World Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
The Guru Awards are a special Photoshop competition exclusively for conference attendees of Photoshop World that were created to recognize the innovation and creativity of our attendees. Since its humble beginnings in 1999, the Guru Awards has now become one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the international digital imaging industry.
Winners were selected from more than 300 entries by Photoshop User art director Felix Nelson, NAPP president Scott Kelby, and the creative team at NAPP after several rounds of judging and deliberations. Winners were officially announced by Scott Kelby and NAPP director, Larry Becker, following the conference keynote.
Winners in each of the seven categories are presented with a Guru Award and a Western Digital My Book Premium Edition 500GB Hard Drive from CDW, the Guru Awards official sponsor. The Best of Show winner will also receive a Nikon D80 Digital Camera Outfit with an 18-135mm Zoom Nikkor Lens courtesy of CDW. The Vincent Versace Award winner will receive an extra Epson 3800 Printer kit courtesy of Epson. Guru Awards winners’ work will appear in a future issue of Photoshop User magazine. Finalists in each category receive a finalist certificate, suitable for framing.
Artist: Kevin Boyd
Artist: Federico Guinand
Artist: Supachai U Rairat
Category: Photo Montage
Artist: Federico Guinand
Category: Photo Restoration
Artist: Elaine Martino
Category: Photo Retouch
Artist: Suzie Guerrant
Artist: Joseph Orsillo
Category: Vincent Versace Award
Artist: Chad Strobach
Artist: Carlo Rossi
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is an accredited, dynamic trade association and the world’s leading resource for Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) training, news, and education. An award-winning team of Photoshop experts, authors, consultants, and trainers lead the association keeping its members on the cutting edge of Adobe Photoshop techniques and technology. With more than 60,000 members in 106 countries, NAPP is the largest graphics and digital imaging association worldwide. Visit http://www.photoshopuser.com for more information.
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