Publications & Achievements

Merit and Accepted Images at the annual
National Image Competition
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada
PPOC in March 2022
About the competition:

Active/Accredited members of PPOC are invited to submit images annually to a juried exhibition. A group of highly qualified judges, all of whom have obtained their Craftsman of Photographic Arts or Master of Photographic Arts designation, and have been trained as jurors, assemble to review submissions. These jurors have the monumental task of viewing in excess of 800 images, setting aside any personal bias and judging objectively, to determine those images worthy of being accepted into the Salon Exhibition.

From those submitted images deemed worthy of inclusion in the final Salon Exhibition, those which stand above the rest are awarded scores of Merit, and the small number which are deemed to be truly exceptional images are awarded the prestigious score of Excellence.

2022 PPOC National Salon accepted image "Sir Reginald King"
2022 PPOC National Salon Merit Image "Watching"
2022 PPOC National Image Salon accepted image "Shooting Sparks"
accreditation image display
Accredited in Equine Portraiture
by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)
in February 2022

About  Accreditation
An Accreditation is achieved by submitting samples of the applicants photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation and demonstrates the ability of the photographer to deliver above average quality in a chosen category. The judges will consider: Impact, Style, Creativity,  Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Center of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling.
The requirements for an equine accreditation are:
Ten (10) images of ten (10) different horses in ten (10) different situations on ten (10) different occasions. Photos may range from including the entire animal in the frame to headshots or abstract images of a body part. A horse portrait photograph may include more than one animal. Photos should depict horses in both the outdoors and inside a barn, stable, corral or other building.
Merit and Best in Class Award
Manitoba/Saskatchewan Image Competition
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in October 2021
About the competition:
PPOC members submit their best images in different categories to a juried exhibition. A panel of five highly qualified judges, all of whom have been trained as jurors and have obtained their Craftsman of Photographic Arts or Master of Photographic Arts designation in the PPOC, assemble to review submissions. Images have to be well above average to be accepted or get an even higher score by receiving a Merit or an Excellent

Best in class plaque
The Canadian Horse Book
Published November 2021
"The Canadian Horse" by Elisabeth Sipila. Published in this book are four of my images, including the book cover and a double page at the end.

About the book:
Over the past several decades, Canadian Horse numbers have declined drastically. Still considered "Vulnerable," the breed has been on the cusp of extinction more than once in recent times
All of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Canadian Horse Rescue and Re-Homing Society, a group of dedicated individuals that takes Canadian Horses from vulnerable situations and helps them find new, loving homes.

Published June 2021
Trailblazher Magazine - Issue 3
For the business portrait of L.E Bennett Leather and Silver, five of my images were selected to be featured in the magazines summer edition
About the magazine:
Trailblazher is an independent, quarterly printed magazine that showcases the lifestyles, stories and modern business wisdom of enterprising, rural women.
Trailblaz-her Magazine Presentation

Copyright notice:

Unless otherwise noted for a specific photograph, all photographs created by Gundi Manteufel-Grajciar are subject to Canadian copyright law and international conventions on copyright.

What this means to you:

  1. Please don't print, use, modify or otherwise redistribute my photographs without my express written permission.
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