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jandkphotos
03-21-2013, 02:39 AM
Can an entry in the photographic open be a composite of more than one image, or does it have to go into a different category?
Thank you for your help
Jason Shaver

Rick_Massarini
03-21-2013, 04:07 AM
Yes, composite images can be entered into the Photographic Open category.

Cheri_MacCallum
03-21-2013, 09:30 PM
Jason, are you going for a degree? If so you might want to consider what direction you want to go... to Master Photog, or Master Artist. Then decide what category to enter in.

Rick_Massarini
03-22-2013, 12:04 AM
Cheri is right. I was just giving the short version.

If you want the image judged on the final image results - and results only - then you can enter it into the Photographic Open competition and if it receives a merit, it will go towards the Master of Photography Degree.

If you want the image judged on the degree of difficulty involved in producing the image - then you can enter it into the Master Artist competition and if it receives a merit, it will go towards the Master Artise Degree.

But you can't have it both ways. Once an image merits in either competition, it's done - it cannot be entered again. And merits cannot be swapped from one competition to the other. Merits earned in the Photographic Open competition apply only towards the Master of Photography degree. Merits earned in the Artist competition can only be applied towards the Master Artist degree.

You have to decide in advance which way you want to go - which degree you want to work on...

Or - you can do like Cheri did and just get all of the degrees....

jandkphotos
03-22-2013, 01:26 AM
Rick & Cheri

Thank you very much for the information. It's my second year entering and the first time for entering districts. I'm going for M.Photog. first, so thats good to know. I'm trying to narrow down my choices and I didn't want to mess up.

Thank You
Jason Shaver

Rick_Massarini
03-22-2013, 01:48 AM
You can go after both of them at the same time if you want to. You can enter both the Photographic Open and the Artist competitions at the same time - you just have to have a separate set of images for each of them and pay two entry fees - one for the PO and the other for the MA compettitions.

pphtg123
03-27-2013, 12:34 AM
Where can I find what the scores mean for my district competition images?

Rick_Massarini
03-27-2013, 01:16 AM
North East District results:
http://www.ppa.com/files/pdfs/nedistrictresults2013.pdf

North Central District results:
http://www.ppa.com/files/pdfs/ncdistrictresults2013.pdf

South West District results:
http://www.ppa.com/files/pdfs/sw_district_results_2013.pdf

Western District results:
http://www.ppa.com/files/pdfs/western_results_2013.pdf

pphtg123
03-27-2013, 01:35 AM
Thanks Rick but I have the results. I need to know what the score ranges are

Tss1203
03-27-2013, 03:15 AM
100 - 95 Exceptional
94 - 90
Superior
89 - 85 Excellent
84 - 80 Deserving of a Merit
79 - 75 Above Average
74 - 70 Average
69 - 65 Below Exhibition Standards

Ed_Sharp
03-27-2013, 01:57 PM
..and congrats to Amy for the 95, (quite exceptional I must say).http://www.ppa.com/community/forums/images/icons/icon14.png
I didn't get anything submitted to regionals this time so I will have to live vicariously through you again.:)

Tss1203
03-27-2013, 05:38 PM
thanks Ed ;)
It seems I have the best luck with those darn bridal images.

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again at IUSA next year! (even thought it's only been 2 months since the last one, lol!)

Rick_Massarini
03-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Oh - sorry Paul, I misread your note - I must have had a Senior moment there...

pphtg123
03-29-2013, 02:02 AM
No problem Rick, I fully understand. I didn't fair as well as I had hoped in the district competition but will keep trying.