Photographic Competition Now Open
The Southeast District photographic competition
is now open! Ring in spring by getting your images ready for the last district
competition of the year. Image submissions will be accepted until April 24.
Entered works will be judged May 1-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
PPA urges members to enter photographic
competition to push themselves to be more, improving their craft and confidence
in the process.
"Once photographers get over the initial fear
of competition, most keep entering year after year and become better
photographers in the process," said Randy McNeilly, PPA's international photographic competition committee
chairman. "Even if they don't earn a merit right away, there's so much they can
learn. Plus, it's a huge confidence boost, not only for the photographer, but
also the client who commissions their work--especially once they start to win
district level, images either earn a "merit" or "does not merit" score. Merit
images are sealed and move on to the International Photographic Competition
(IPC), held each August. Non-merit images may be worked on and re-entered into the IPC that
same year. Critiques from a PPA judge can be ordered to give entrants
personalized feedback on the reason for the score. Entrants and non-entrants
alike can watch the judging live online in January.
The best of the best images will enter the
prestigious Loan Collection and be on display at the International Photographic
Exhibit during Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta. They will also be in a coffee table
book published by Marathon Press. For inspiration, PPA produced a video
featuring 2014's Loan Collection images to show what
the best look like.
PPA's District Competitions and the
International Photographic Competition are open to the public. PPA
photographers and non-members alike are also encouraged to attend the judging.
Photographers who belong to PPA are each assigned to districts based on their
studio's geographic location. For full district competition information, visit
and Northcentral District Results Now Online
If you entered the Northeast
District competition, results are now up online! Check out the list to see how
you and your photography friends fared this year. And when the time comes, don't
forget to re-submit to the IPC!
Western District Judging LIVE This Weekend
Judging for the Western District takes place this
Thursday through Saturday (March 26-28) in Vancouver, Washington. But you don't
have to be there to watch! The judging will be streamed live for anyone
curious, whether you're involved in the competition or not. Go to the Western
District competition page for a link to the stream.