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June 14, 2011

Gwinnett Tech Hosts Judging for International Professional Photography Competition
Contest will draw 50 professional photographers to campus to judge more than 5,000 entries, June 11 – 17


WHAT: Gwinnett Tech is hosting the judging for the Professional Photographer's of America 2011 International Print Competition from June 11 through June 17, drawing more than 50 professional photographers to campus to view and critique more than 5,000 entries. The submissions will be on display at Gwinnett Tech throughout the judging process, which is open to the media and public on June 14 and 15.

Gwinnett Tech's Commercial Photography students will be providing assistance during the judging process, adding to their professional and educational experience.

The PPA is an international, non-profit association for professional photographers, based in Atlanta, which exists to assist its 22,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tues, June 14 and Wed., June 15
WHERE: Building 100, Room 204
Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, 30043

On site contact: Sheri Finch, commercial photography program director, Gwinnett Technical College, (678) 226-6629.

Media visitors to campus, please check in at the welcome desk in Building 100.

Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree and a diploma in photography, as well as a certificate program in digital imaging. Call 770-962-7580 or visit for full program information.

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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