View Full Version : Album Entries for Comp

02-22-2007, 07:54 PM
I am interested in submitting an album into competition this year for the first time.

Question: What are judges looking for? In it the total package? Are they looking for storytelling, are they expecting each of the images to be merit prints?

There is a lot of talk about the 12 things that they look for in a single print but are those the same things they are looking for in an album?

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

02-22-2007, 07:59 PM
I haven't entered an album (actually this year's regional is my first print comp) -- but from what I understand....they are looking for storytelling, the total package....and expect a consistent good quality with a number of images in the album being merit-worthy.

Patrick Rice's "Sucess in Print Competition (http://www.amazon.com/Success-Print-Competition-Professional-Photographers/dp/1584280964)" is a book that I have found helpful -- there is a section on competition albums in there as well -- you might check it out :)

02-22-2007, 08:41 PM
Hi Nylora;

In our state competition, the albums that get a blue ribbon (80+) are "knock their socks off" good ! Each image better be of 80+ quality. Lighting is usually double-lighting. The album itself better be an excellent line of albums too.

02-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Betsy and Craig,

Thanks for the recomendations! Betsy- I will check out the book. I guess I can just try it and see what happens! Thanks again,


02-23-2007, 12:32 AM
no problem! I thought the book was pretty helpful, ....and reading it definitely answered some of my questions about print (and album) competition. It was worth the $20 (used) for me...

let us know how it goes!