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Awards and Accomplishments in Photography and Travel Writing

Greg Sullivan has Won various Awards, has been featured, published, and has had his
images on display totaling over 100 times in photographic competitions, gallery exhibitions,
and related to travel and travel writing. Please see his current and updated list at www.earthwidephotography.com

Featured photographer with four framed images of nature and wildlife displayed in Orange Art Association's, Orange Country, California, January, February, 2015, gallery exhibition held at the administrative offices and City Council Chambers, City Hall, City of Orange, California
Awarded the Designation of Certified Luxury Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute, November, 2014, which included enhancing the experiential requirements of the Certification by application of travel photography experiences and travel writing. See: http://www.oceanaircruises.com
Published in the Orange Art Association, Orange County, California, Member's Art Gallery, 2014, at orangeartassociation.org.
Third Place Award Winner in the 17th Annual Orange Open Juried Fine Art Show, photography competition, held at The Muzeo's Carnegie Museum, Anaheim, California, August, 2013.
Completed University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension Digital Photography course, Spring Quarter, 2013, with a final class grade of A+
First Place Award Winner in the 2012, 16th Orange Open Juried Fine Art and Photography Competition and Exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, Summer, 2012.
Awarded Graduate Certificate of Completion from New York Institute of Photography, Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course, July, 2012.
Award Winner and Cover Publication in American Photo Magazine's 2011 Images of the Year Contest [Published in Images of the Year, Best Shots of 2011, American Photo, January/February, 2012, issue]
Published full page in the World's Best Cruise Line, Crystal Cruise's 2012 European Collection Cruise catalogue, and on the cover of Crystal's travel professional's Europe 2012 brochure
First Place Award Winner Orange County, California, 2011 County Fair Photography Contest
Competition Winner and published in Nature's Best Magazine 2011 Spring/Summer issue
Second Place Award Winner in the Orange County, California, 2010 Fair Photography Competition
Chosen for the top 100 Photo Gallery of Images in Audubon Magazine's 2010 Photography Awards Contest
Grand Prize Award Winner in Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2010 Puerto Rico Photo Contest
Featured Artist/Photographer in an exclusive Exhibition and Show at Nottingham Gallery in Newport Beach, California, the entire month of October, 2010, featuring over 50 framed images on display
First Place Award Winner in Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine's 2009 Photo Contest
Conceived, photographed, wrote and published a photography book and inspiring tale, titled Fly High,
Live Mighty, Copyright 2009 [revised 2011]. Fly High, Live Mighty is available at the www.blurb.com bookstore.
Second Place Award Winner in the 12th Annual, All-Media Orange Open Juried Fine Art Exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, August, 2008
First Place Award Winner and Juror's Choice Award, Orange County, California Fair, 2007
Named as "Global Traveler of the Year, 2007," by Global Traveler Magazine and Alitalia Airlines resulting from a writing competition of over 10,000 entrants
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Featured photographer with four framed images of nature and wildlife displayed in Orange Art Association's, Orange Country, California, January, February, 2015, gallery exhibition held at the administrative offices and City Council Chambers, City Hall, City of Orange, California
Awarded the Designation of Certified Luxury Travel Specialist by The Travel Institute, November, 2014, which included enhancing the experiential requirements of the Certification by application of travel photography experiences and travel writing. See: http://www.oceanaircruises.com
Published in the Orange Art Association, Orange County, California, Member's Art Gallery, 2014, at orangeartassociation.org.
Published in Virtuoso Life magazine, The Traveler's Guide to Inspired Pursuits November/December, 2014, on the inside cover, with photographer's image captured in Monte Carlo as part of a Crystal Cruises Redefining the Line Between Luxury and Adventure, promotional marketing advertisement.
Juried Exhibitor, 2 images, 1 color, 1 black & white, in the 18th Annual Orange Open Juried Fine Art Show, photography competition, held at Museo's Carnegie Museum, Anaheim, California, September, 2014.
Juried Exhibitor, with three images, in the 2014 Orange County, California Fair photography competition. Images juried into the Exhibit included the categories of Black and White, Machinery, Airplane; Color, Nature, Birds; and Color, Nature, Flowers. Over 4,500 photographs were submitted in this competition.
Published in Architectural Magazine, March, 2014, Conde Nast Traveler magazine, March, 2014, and Virtuoso Life magazine, March/April, 2014, [inside cover] with photographer's image captured in Monte Carlo as part of a Crystal Cruises We Believe the Road Less Traveled Isn't a Road at All, promotional marketing advertisement.
Third Place Award Winner in the 17th Annual Orange Open Juried Fine Art Show, photography competition, held at The Muzeo's Carnegie Museum, Anaheim, California, August, 2013.
Juried Exhibitor in 2013 Orange County, California Fair, photography competition, in the category of Nature, Birds.
Featured Image as part of Cruise Lines International Assn., CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection Guide, June, 2013
Completed University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension Digital Photography course, Spring Quarter, 2013, with a final class grade of A+
Published on the Introductory page of Crystal Cruises 2014 Luxurious 7 to 10 Voyages mini brochure, Spring, 2013, publication.
Completed The Great Courses, Fundamentals of Photography, by Joel Sartore, contributing photographer, National Geographic Magazine, March, 2013.
Completed Karl Taylor's Ultimate Photo Guide, Digital Photography Series, March, 2013.
Published image on the letterhead of Crystal's Cruises President's Introduction letter to Crystal's 2014/2015 Worldwide Atlas.
Published in Architectural Digest magazine, March, 2013, issue, with photographer's image captured in Monte Carlo as part of a four page Crystal Cruises, World's Best Cruise Line, advertisement.
Published in Virtuoso Life magazine, March/April, 2013, issue, with photographer's image captured in Monte Carlo as part of a four page Crystal Cruises, World's Best Cruise Line, advertisement.
Published on the Cover as the focal point for Crystal Cruises, World's Best Cruise Line, Lands of Enhancement, six page Virtuoso Travel Preferred cruise brochure, March/April, 2013.
Received Finalist Certificate, Award of Excellence, in Photographer's Forum magazine 32nd Annual Spring Photography Contest, 2012, co-sponsored by Sigma. Image chosen was in the top 13% of over 12,000 entered photos from over 60 countries worldwide. Certificate awarded November, 2012.
Chosen for Islands Magazine, 101 Best Readers Photos Ever, from the Greatest Winning Photos of the Islands photo contests. August, 2012.
Chosen for Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine, 101 Best Readers Photos Ever, with 5 photos chosen in the Winning group of 101 images, from more than a decade of Caribbean Travel & Life photo contests. August, 2012.
First Place Award Winner [1 image] and Juried Exhibitor and Finalist [2 images] in the 2012, 16th Orange Open Juried Fine Art and Photography Competition and Exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, Summer, 2012.
Awarded Graduate Certificate of Completion from New York Institute of Photography, Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course, July, 2012.
Juried Exhibitor and Honorable Mention Award Winner, 2 images, [category Plants and category Animals] in the 2012 Orange County Fair, Visual Arts Photography Competition, Orange County, California. 4375 images were entered in this Annual Contest.
Received Certificates of successful completion of Nikon School Introduction to Digital SLR Photography and Nikon School Next Steps in Digital Photography: Color, Light, Technology, San Diego, California, June, 2012.
Published, full page, in Crystal Cruises "Begin a New Story" Worldwide Atlas 2013, Winter/Spring 2014, cruise catalogue [Published Spring, 2012].
Completed Digital Photo Workshop Class, Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, May, 2012.
Juried Finalist and Runner-Up Award Winner with Cover Publication in American Photo magazine's January/February, 2012 issue as part of American Photo's Images of the Year, Best Shots of 2011, Competition. The winning image was published in three spots in the magazine, including as the focal point on the magazine cover, the introductory photo to the Images of the Year awards pages, and as runner-up in the competition's Fine Art category.
Published full page in the World's Best Cruise Line, Crystal Cruise's 2012 European Collection Cruise catalogue, and on the cover of Crystal's travel professional's Europe 2012 brochure, with an image captured in Monte Carlo.
First Place Award Winner, 1 image [category, Animals], and Juried Exhibitor, 2 images [category Architecture] in the 2011 Orange County Fair, Visual Arts Photography Competition, Orange County, California. Over 4,000 images were entered in this Annual Contest.
Chosen as a Finalist with Award of Excellence Certificate as one of only 11% of over 14,000 photographs submitted from 90 countries Worldwide in Photographer's Forum magazine's 2011, 31st Annual Photography Contest, co-sponsored by Sigma.
Published in Global Traveler Magazine, February 2011, issue with a writing and photo perspective of a Lufthansa 747 Business Class flight between Frankfurt, Germany and Newark, New Jersey. The viewpoint concluded with a summary of hotel spas in Europe, including the spa at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.
Chosen for the top 100 Photo Gallery of Images in Audubon magazine's 2010 Photography Awards contest. The winning, Top 100 Images, was picked from nearly 8,000 photographs submitted by more than 1,300 photographers.
Winner in Nature's Best Photography Magazine 2010 Backyard's Contest, as one of only 27 images chosen from 5,000 entries. The Winning image is featured in Nature's Best Photography Magazine's Spring/Summer 2011 edition.
Featured Artist/Photographer in an exclusive Exhibition and Show at Nottingham Gallery in Newport Beach, California, the entire month of October, 2010, with display of over 50 framed images from Geg's various Galleries of Earth, Sky, Water, Urban, Medley and Humankind.
Grand Prize Winner in Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2010 Puerto Rico Photo Contest. The Grand Prize Award includes a trip for two to Puerto Rico, including airfare and hotel accommodations.
Competition Finalist and Juried Exhibitor in the 2010 Orange Open Fine Art and Photography Competition at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California.
Finalist, Juried Exhibitor and Second Place Award winner in the Orange County, California, 2010 Fair Photography Competition, July, 2010.
Chosen as Contest Finalist in Photographer's Forum Magazine 30th Annual Spring Photography Contest, 2010, from amongst 3,400 photographer participants, co-sponsored by Sigma.
Finalist and Honorable Mention Winner in Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine's 2009 Photo Contest with publication of 1 image in AW&ST's December 21/28, 2009, issue. 1,213 photographs were submitted in this Contest by 157 photographers from 15 Countries.
First Place Winner in Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine's 2009 photo contest, with full-page publication in CTL's November, 2009, edition. The winning photo was chosen from over 2,100 entrees, with an award of two round trip tickets to any Air Jamaica destination. Three additional photos were chosen as finalists, and published by CTL on its website as part of the contest results. The winning photo was subsequently published to promote CTL's 2010 photo contest.
Received Award of Excellence Finalist Certificate, Photographer's Forum Magazine, 29th Annual Spring Photography contest, 2009.
Juried Exhibitor and Competition Finalist (3 images) in the 2009 Orange Art Association Open, Fine Art Exhibition, held at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, August, 2009.
Awarded Finalist, out of 3,500 photographers, in the Spring, 2009, Photographer's Forum Magazine photo contest, co-sponsored by Canon.
Juried Exhibitor and Finalist (3 images), Orange County, California Fair, 2009, Photography Contest, with two awards, Juror's Choice (1 image), and Honorable Mention (1 image).
Awarded Second Place in Islands Magazine 2009 photo contest, in competition with over 3,400 photos submitted, with a photo taken in San Juan, Puerto Rico, December, 2008. Prize and benefits included full-page publication in Island's June, 2009, issue, and a trip to Iceland for more great photo opportunities.
As a result of the photographer's 2007, Global Traveler of the Year award, referenced below, Greg wrote two travel essays. Summary versions of each of these travel reports were published in Global Traveler Magazine December, 2008, and March, 2009, issues.
Finalist and Honorable Mention Winner in Tamron Lens' 2008 Wet and Wild Photo Contest. Winning photo was one of only 15 images chosen from amongst 1,500 entries submitted.
Conceived, photographed, wrote and published a photography book and inspiring tale, titled Fly High, Live Mighty, Copyright 2009 [revised 2011]. Fly High, Live Mighty is available at the www.blurb.com bookstore
Published a photography book as a result of travels to the Aegean Sea Cyclades Island, Mykonos, Greece, Copyright 2009. The book is available at the www.blurb.com bookstore.
Juried Exhibitor (2 images) and Second Place award winner in the 12th Annual; All-Media Orange Open Juried Fine Art Exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California, August, 2008, in the category, Photography, Nature.
Juried Exhibitor and Competition Finalist, Orange County, California Fair, 2008.
Chosen as the Winner by Global Traveler Magazine and Alitalia Airlines as "Global Traveler of the Year, 2007," resulting from a writing competition of over 10,000 entrants. The award and round trip travel prize to Rome, Italy, was presented to the Photographer in New York, January, 2008, by Ivana Trump. The return flight from Rome, a non-stop, 13 hour flight, to Los Angeles in August, 2008, was made in Business Class on Alitalia's Boeing 777, Sestriere, the same aircraft that transported Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April, 2008, under the appellation and air traffic control call-sign, Sheppard One.
Selected by the World's Best Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, for publication in its 2008, 2009 and 2010, marketing and public relations materials with an image captured by the Photographer in Monte Carlo. The image was also published, full page, in Travel+Leisure Magazine, August, 2008, and in both Neiman Marcus and Horchow Catalogues, 2008. The image continued in 2010 as an important part of Crystal's website. [The image was again used by Crystal for catalogues and brochures in 2012]
Honorable Mention Winner and published in American Photo Magazine, 2007 Images of the Year Worldwide Photo Contest, in competition with thousands of entrants from throughout the World.
Finalist, Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, 2007, Photo Contest, (2 images).
First Place and Juror's Choice Awards, Orange County, California Fair, 2007, (2 images).
Juried Exhibitor and Exhibition Finalist, Los Angeles, California County Fair, 2007, (2 images).
Juried Exhibitor [5 images], Orange County, California, Fine Arts Showcase Gallery 2007, Costa Mesa, California.
Three Awards, including Second and Third Places in Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine 2007 photo contest, with publication of three winning images and receipt of a variety of awards and prizes.
Third Place Winner in Islands Magazine 2007 photo contest, with prize of a trip to Puerto Rico.
Finalist and published Award Winner, with Honorarium, in Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air In-flight Magazines, 2006 photo contest. Only 10 winning photos were published from over 1,500 photos entered.
Second Place Winner in Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine 2006 photo contest, with multiple prizes including a trip to Antigua in the Caribbean.
Winner in National Enquirer Photo of the Week Contest resulting in the Enquirer's Photo of the Year contestant eligibility.

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