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Knop scores perfect 100 in state print competition

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Don Knop, owner of Knop Photography, Inc. of Ida Grove, scored a perfect 100 points on a wedding folio he competed at in this year's Professional Photographers of Iowa January seminar held in Des Moines.

Knop's entry placed first overall in the open class division, was awarded the "People's Choice" award out of 150 folios judged and was the second exhibit ever to score perfect marks. Other honors included a second place folio in the open category, a second place folio in the groups category and a third place folio in the wedding category. He also took the third place prize in the finished product competition with a wedding album.

Lisa Talsma, a Knop photographer and one of Iowa's top female photographers, walked away with several awards as well. Talsma had the second place folio in the individual woman category, honorable mention folio in the wedding category and received honorable mention in the "Little Mr." competition.

Both Knop and Talsma received state service awards for their involvement and volunteer work with the state photographers association.