In the Fort Dearborn - Chicago Photo Forum International Photography Competition 2010, I was one of thirty photographers who received an Award of Excellence. Nearly 700 photographers from 16 countries participated in the Competition; the top 30 images were selected by esteemed professionals in the photography industry. Awards were presented in five categories - people, places, nature, still-life and alteration of reality. The thirty winners come from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and 13 states in the U.S.
Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1895. The organization promotes creativity and community and invites all who are passionate about photography to participate in its activities. Some of the world's most renowned photographers have been involved in the organization’s activities over the decades, through print salons, and educational programs. Fort Dearborn held its first print competition and Salon in 1900. Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen were two of the participants and the Art Institute of Chicago co-sponsored that event and hosted the winners' exhibition. This year’s international photography competition is Fort Dearborn’s first online digital photo contest and the winning entries will be displayed through June at Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois.