Judging will be
streamed live March 26-29
Western District competition is now open! It's the perfect excuse to spend a
day inside and avoid the cold. Or if it's nice and warm where you are: A.)
Jealous! and B). Get your images ready anyway! Image submissions will be
accepted until March 18. Your entered works will be judged March 26-28 in Vancouver,
urges members to enter photographic competition to push yourselves to be more.
You'll improve your craft and confidence in the process.
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 photographic exhibition 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 awards."
At the 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 live stream was hugely successful at the
International Photographic Competition in August so we're taking it to all of
PPA's district competitions," said McNeilly. "This helps debunk some myths
about the judging process and shows photographers how much they can learn by
attending or ordering their critiques."
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
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 PPA.com/Competitions. To learn more about PPA's
membership benefits or to join, visit PPA.com/Join.