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Publications & Achievements

National Image Competition 2024
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada/ PPOC

About the competition:
Members of PPOC from all over Canada are invited to submit up to 4 images annually to a juried exhibition. A group of highly qualified judges, all of whom have 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.

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National Image Competition 2023
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada/ PPOC


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National Image Competition 2022
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada/ PPOC


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Merit and Best in Class Award
MB/SK Regional Image Competition 2021
held by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in October 2021

bout the competition:
PPOC members from Manitoba and Saskatchewan 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

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About  Accreditation: An Accreditation with the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is achieved by submitting samples of the applicants photography in a chosen class to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer has proven professional ability 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.

Accredited in Fine Art/Photo Decor

in April 2024

Ten (10) images of ten (10) different subjects taken in ten (10) different situations. Fine art images may consist of unusual images, individual images or a series of images. The range of styles and treatments varies greatly, from the classic B/W scenes to more unconventional images. In fact, conventional beauty, formal design, and familiar subjects are often not components of fine art  images and can include painterly effects, soft-focus, journalistic, bizarre and erotic images and other unconventional approaches. All images must be a “cut above” in their impact and visual interest

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Accredited in Canine/Dog Portrait
in January 2023

The requirements for a Canine accreditation are:

Ten (10) images of ten (10) different dogs, in ten (10) different situations where four (4) images must have been made indoors and four (4) images must have been made outdoors. The other two images may be made in either indoors or outdoors. Must include at least three (3) different dog breeds. Photos may range from headshots to including the entire animal in the frame. A dog portrait may include more than one animal.

Accredited in Stock Photography
in November 2022

The requirements for a Stock accreditation are:
Ten (10) images of ten (10) different subjects made in ten (10) different situations on ten (10) different occasions. A stock photograph refers to a photograph that has already been produced, either on assignment or speculation, and can be licensed to a client. Stock photographers may be generalists, photographing many different subjects (i.e. barns, trees, dogs, etc.) and/or categories (i.e. agriculture, industrial, lifestyles, etc.); or they may be specialists dealing with only one or a few specific subjects or classes of photography. Photographic quality must be above average

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Accredited in Equine Portrait
in February 2022

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 may include more than one animal. Photos should depict horses in both the outdoors and inside a barn, stable, corral or other building.


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.
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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.
    In some cases, obtaining my permission won't be a problem, especially if I would endorse what you'd like to do with my photograph.

  2. To contact me regarding obtaining usage rights on any of my photographs, please                        to use my contact form.

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