PhoozL Photo Contest Announces 2012 Winners – Red River Paper Sponsor

Red River Paper is a proud sponsor of the 2012 PhoozL® Photo Awards. We encourage our customers and readers to become involved in PhoozL and other photo contests in 2013 – share your work and absorb the creativity of others!


Charlottesville, Virginia (January 21, 2013) – Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces the inaugural 2012 PhoozL Awards after eight months of photo competition. The PhoozL Awards are based on a point system by which PhoozL Points were awarded to photographers who were chosen as Winners or Honorable Mentions by 26 different contest judges in 44 different contests and challenges after PhoozL’s revamped website launched in May. In all, 6,000 photos were submitted to the (free) contests by hundreds of photographers and photo enthusiasts from more than 50 countries.

The 2012 PhoozL Award Winners include:

2012 PhoozL Photographer of the Year
Talya Arbisser (U.S.) with a total of 260 PhoozL Points. On top of the recognition, Talya receives: a year’s subscription to APERTURE magazine, $50 Gift Card from Frame Destination, and $25 Gift Card and Sample Kit from Red River Paper.

‘Weekly Wednesdays’ Photo Contests
Mikael Sundberg (Sweden) in 1st Place with 130 points.

‘Insta Alphabetography A-Z’ Photo Contests
Talya Arbisser in 1st Place with 160 points.

Photo Assignments
Alison Foxall (U.S.) and Brian Pflanz (U.S.) tied for 1st Place with 125 points.

‘Super-Judged’ Photo Contests
Zarnoosheh (Iran) in 1st Place with 150 points.

“The range of photo quality and substance from the many submissions over four contest types was astounding,” says Harald Johnson, PhoozL’s founder. “I congratulate all the winners and honorable mentions, praise our wonderful judges, and thank all who participated in PhoozL’s first contest year.”

To see the full results with more winners and details, go to:

About PhoozL
PhoozL® ( provides photo education and entertainment for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to be challenged and have “phun” while learning more about photography and stretching their creative wings. Photo contests, photo assignments, photo critiques, photo learning, photo sharing and community… it’s all part of PhoozL.

Author: Red River Paper

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