(Estherville, Iowa) Dave Petrick, Photography Instructor at Iowa Lakes Community College, wins the Top 10 Award from the Professional Photographers of Iowa convention held in Des Moines in February 2023.
The top 10 scores in two categories, Master Photographer and Non-Master Photographer, earn the Top 10 Award. Petrick competed in the non-master category with four submissions for the competition.
“I enter professional competitions to challenge myself to be a better photographer,” explained Petrick.
Petrick, an instructor at Iowa Lakes since 1999 and a professional photographer since 1975, attends photography conferences and participates in competitions to keep up with the current trends in the photography industry.
“Entering competitions, and attending professional workshops, enables me to stay current with photography trends and styles so that I can teach the most up- to-date techniques to the students,” shared Petrick.
Petrick is a Professional Photographers of America Life member as a certified photographer and a Mentor Coordinator and past president of Northwest Iowa Professional Photographers.