The Endless Quest for Excellence: My IPA Awards Journey
Last year, when I secured my place in the International Photography Awards (IPA), I was ecstatic. I received accolades in different categories, and it was a validation of my hard work and dedication. But this year, I wanted more; I aimed higher, pushed myself further. I sought to outdo my previous achievements, driven by an innate desire for perfection.
As the IPA awards ceremony approached this year, I was filled with anticipation. The results were announced, and I once again found myself on the podium. This time, I secured a second place in the architecture photography subcategory ‘Others,’ alongside two honourable mentions in ‘Nature, Seasons’ and ‘Winter Sports.’
While the recognition was undeniably gratifying, I couldn’t help but wrestle with mixed emotions. It’s a peculiar aspect of human nature, this relentless pursuit of more. On one hand, it fuels innovation and personal growth, urging us to surpass our own limits. On the other hand, it can leave us perpetually unsatisfied, overshadowing our achievements with the allure of the next challenge.
My IPA awards journey has taught me that this paradox is an integral part of who we are as humans. We are driven to excel, to reach new heights, to create art that inspires. It’s a journey that continues, and while the quest for excellence may be insatiable, it’s also what makes us constantly evolve, strive, and push the boundaries of what is possible in the pursuit of our passions.
These are my winning photos:
Second prize Professional :
Title : Floating – Categories : Architecture – Others
Honorable Mention Professional
Title : White Gold – A Skier’s Dream Amidst Climate Change– Categories : Sports, Winter sports
Title : Topaz Water – Categories : Nature-Seasons