Awards and Recognition


Photo Contests:


2021 National History Museum - London, UK

The Black One - Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist


2021 City of Richardson Photo Contest

The Fake Mirror - 1st place (Sports & Action)

The Black One - 3rd place (Wildlife)

Lunar Rainbow - Honorable Mention (Wonderful Waterscapes)


2020 Thin Line Fest - Denton, TX

The Black One - Best of Category (Wildlife/Nature)


2020 Keller's Got Talent

The Black One - Best of Show


2019 Grapevine Art Project - Looking Through Creative Eyes - Exhibit at the Town Hall of Keller

Peaceful Morning - 2nd Place "Photography"


2018 National Geographic US Annual Photo Contest

Come and Play with Me, was selected as “Editor’s Favorites Submission” for week 1 in the category “Wildlife”. It is published on the website of National Geographic

2018 National Geographic Germany Photo Contest for Photographer of the Year 2018

Come and Play with Me - Finalist

I'm Stronger Than You - Finalist


2018 State Fair of Texas

Come and Play with Me - "1st Place - Category K125 Other than Texas (Animals/Birds/Reptiles)"

Texan Sunset - "1st Place - Category K115 Bluebonnetts (Close-Up or Flora)"


2018 City of Richardson Photo Contest

Diamond Beach II - "3rd Place - Proficient Division - Category: Wonderful Waterscapes"

Crested Cara Cara with Prey - "3rd Place - Proficient Division - Category: Wildlife"

It’s Not Rio De Janeiro - "Honorable Mention - Proficient Division - Category: Abstract"


2017 Keller’s Got Talent

The Solar Eclipse Over Keller - "Honorable Mention - Photography"


2017 State Fair of Texas

Sunset@12 Apostels - "Honorable Mention - Lot 126 - Other than in Texas (Landscape)"


2017 Irving Art Association Photography Exhibition

The Grande Mosque - "Honorable Mention - Category: Color"


2017 City of Richardson Photo Contest

The Grande Mosque - "1st Place - Proficient Division - Category: Cityscape / Architecture"

Dubai@Night - "Honorable Mention  - Proficient Division - Category: Cityscape / Architecture"

Where Is My Breakfast - "Honorable Mention - Proficient Division - Category: Wildlife"


2016 State Fair of Texas

Red White and Blue at the Lake - "3rd Place - Category Scenery/Landscape/Waterscape"


2016 Dallas Arboretum

"Nature Through the Lens" Photo Contest With the Eyes of a Woman - "Best of Category - Art & Architecture"


2016 City of Richardson Photo Contest

Deep Inside - "1st Place - Adult Division - Category Abstract"

Abstract Triangles II - "2nd Place - Adult Division - Category Abstract"

Sunset @ Bank Of America Plaza - "1st Place - Adult Division - Category Cityscape/Architecture"

Ancient Bridge-Kyoto I - "Honorable Mention - Adult Division - Category Cityscape/Architecture"

Dragonfly Resting on a Water Lily - "2nd Place - Adult Division - Category Fabulous Flora"

Tired After a Great Lunch - "3rd Place - Adult Division - Category Wildlife"


2015 Photo Contest at Dallas Arboretum

Bird Gets His Lunch - “The Best of Category – Life in the Garden”


2014 Photo Contest at Dallas Arboretum

Dragonfly Resting On A Waterlily - “Best of Show”


2014 Keller’s Got Talent

Tired After A Great Lunch - "Honorable Mention"


2014 National Geographic Annual Photo Contest

Tired After A Great Lunch, was selected as “Editor’s Favorites Submission” for week 8 in the category “Nature”. It was published on the website of National Geographic