I've been using the Polar Pearl Metallic paper for a couple of years. For the past two years, I've enter the Royal National Capital Agricultural Shows Art Section in Canberra, the Capital of Australia, and both years, I've won First Prize in two of the Sections. This year in Landscape and Portrait/people category as well as a 2nd and Highly Commended in the B&W categories and a 3rd for a landscape. All images were printed on Polar Pearl Metallic. I attribute some measure of my success to this lovely paper that makes images stand out and demand attention.
"Red River 60lb. Polar Matte produces the right balance of contrast and detail even with an image captured at an extremely high ISO setting. Polar Matte gives me the results I need under extreme lighting conditions."