National Association of Professional Child Photographers Unveils International Image Competition Winners and Photographer of the Year

Almost 1,500 Images Submitted by World’s Top Child Photographers

ATLANTA, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) recently announced the results of its fourth international image competition and revealed its 2011 Child Photographer of the Year, Stephanie Buckman of Stephanie Robin Photography.


With interest and participation growing each year, this latest NAPCP competition attracted images across a new range of category subjects, including maternity, newborn, baby, child, sibling, tween, seniors and family. A panel of photography experts and luminaries critiqued the thousands of image submissions for impact, technical merit, composition and creativity.

The overall NAPCP Child Photographer of the Year winner was determined by total number of points scored in both 2011 NAPCP Image Competitions.

“In reviewing the results of NAPCP’s fourth image competition, we continue to be amazed by the creative passion and specialization of our dedicated child photographer community,” said Alice Park, co-founder and president, NAPCP. “We congratulate Photographer of the Year Stephanie Buckman and the other winners for their stunning work and artistic ability which brings so much joy to families and loved ones around the world.”

The biannual NAPCP Image Competitions reward its winners with medallions, priority listing on the NAPCP directory, vendor endorsements, and membership points.

“Given the quality evident in all of the submissions, it was not easy choosing winners,” said Dana Pugh, a NAPCP image competition judge and NAPCP’s 2010 Photographer of the Year. “Those talented photographers being recognized in this competition should be extremely proud of their work.”

Winners of the fourth NAPCP Image Competition included:
Robin Long; Salem, Oregon
Nicola Toon; Cambridge, Ontario
Shona Hutchinson; Ottawa Ontario
Marie Vanderweide-Murray; Burlington, Ontario
Sandra Coan; Seattle, Washington
Elizabeth Blank; Woodstock, Georgia
Megan Drane; Naperville, Illinois
Chritene Schaaf; Virginia Beach, Virginia

Finalists included:
Aneta Gancarz; Manchester, United Kingodm
Stephanie Buckman; Burlington, Ontario
Jennifer Dell; Tomball, Texas
Lori Robison; Fleming Island, Florida
Karen Mackie; Dundurn, Saskatchewan
Maria Sze; Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Christin Carruthers; Stoney Creek, Ontario
Lora Moore-Kakaletris; Oakville, Ontario
Melinda Worthington; Bella Vista, Arkansas
Tamara Campbell; Waterdown, Ontario
Jennifer Kim; Springfield, Virginia
Meg Borders; Richland, Washington
Adele Cabanillas; Lacey, Washington
Tanya Alexis; Los Angeles, California

For more details on the NAPCP Image Competition, please visit


The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) is a member-based association representing and promoting the community of professional child photographers. The NAPCP provides a valuable platform for seasoned veterans and rising professionals alike to share their experiences, hone their craft and raise their professional visibility.

NAPCP connects parents searching for child photographers with its members by providing a comprehensive directory and informative articles on what to expect from their professional photography experience. For more information, please visit

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