In February this year I entered (4) images into one of our regional PPOC constituents Image Salon, PPOC Atlantic, as an out of province entrant. Shortly after the judging took place I was notified that I was one of the nominees for PPOC Atlantic 2013 Out of Province Photographer of the Year award. They indicated that the results were not going to be announced till May at their Awards Gala. To be honest I had forgotten all about my nomination and was very pleasantly surprised with an email tonight from Ron Ward, Print Salon Chair, announcing that I had won this honour. This is my first time winning this award and I can tell you I am like a little kid again who just won a red ribbon at the annual school track meet. I will proudly display this award on my wall.