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Are Your Images Ready to Compete in the IPC? - PPA Today

Are Your Images Ready to Compete in the IPC?

By Autumn Rice

Looking for a way to create images that are a cut above the rest? Entering PPA's International Photographic Competition can help!

Every year photographers from around the country enter their images into the IPC and compete for the chance to be featured in PPA's Loan Collection book, earn merits, and be honored at Imaging USA. They can also choose to have their images critiqued by official IPC jurors, in an effort to improve their work for the next year's competition. 

These jurors critique your images based in the 12 Elements of Merit Image standard, and give you feedback and insight into what judges are looking for during the big competition. Critiques from judges will give you the opportunity to:

Understand what the judges expect from competitors 
Get an idea about the current state of your photography 
Improve your work with advice straight from jurors to help you score high in next year's competition

To give you an idea of how the critiques work, here's an actual critique from last year's competition. This image is "BUBBLE TROUBLE!" by Rebecca Doehring.  

The judging for the International Photographic Competition will be held July 30-August 2, 2017. Registration opens May 22, 2017 - June 21, 2017 by 5pm ET. Entries received after June 21, 2017 at 5 pm ET will be accepted with a late fee through July 6, 2017 by 5pm ET. But please note that no entries will be accepted after that point. 

This year's IPC has some new rules, so be sure to check them at And don't forget to enter your images into the International Photographic Competition early to beat the crowds and save some money. Much luck!

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