September 7, 2012

2012 IPA Awards !!!!!!!!!!!

The first two images in the NUDE portfolio, Wenona in profile and a Model Pose, have been awarded Honorary Mention status
in this international contest...with over 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe.

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December 9, 2011

This image won First Place in the Palos Verdes Art Center "Holiday Art Juried Exhibition" !!!!!!!!


The show is up between December 9th, 2011 and February 5, 2012 at the Palos Verdes Art Center

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Photography Masters Cup


July 2010...NEWS...Honorable mention in contest..."Meaning of Light"

#13 of 20 honorable mentions....!!!!!!!!!!



News Release:   22/03/09 - Manhattan Beach, California

Professional photographer Paul Blieden of the United States was presented with the 3rd Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee Award in the category of Nudes at a prestigious live online Winners and Nomination Ceremony presented by International Color Awards to recognize excellence in color photography.

Thousands of images were received from ninety-two countries. The nominated photographers were selected by a who's who Judging Panel from the international photography community, including Christie's (New York), National Geographic (Washington) and Fox Broadcasting Company (Los Angeles). The Panel reviewed the images online over an eight week period and Paul Blieden's "The Emerging Goddess", an exceptional image entered in the Nudes category, received a high percentage of votes overall.

"The Masters Cup celebrates photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said the awards Creative Director, Basil O'Brien. "Paul Blieden's work represents color photography at its finest and we're pleased to present him with the
title of Nominee."

You can view the 3rd Annual Winners Gallery online at


INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and non-professional photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.


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