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Enter the IPC to Test Your Professional Photography Skills

By Autumn Rice 

PPA's annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) is coming up July 30-August 3, 2017! Though that may seem quite far away, time always flies and it's best to take some time to prepare the best images in your portfolio now so you can enter with confidence. IPC is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself, so you definitely don't want to miss it! 

By competing in the IPC you'll get the chance to elevate your work through: 

• Engaging with the photographic community 
• Getting critiques from PPA certified jurors 
• Competing against the best in the business 

A great way to get some practice before the official IPC is to compete in your local, state, and district competitions. Then, head to the big stage and compete in PPA's International Photographic Competition. 

To give you an idea of what the judges are looking for, here's an actual critique from last year's competition. This image is "God's Beauty" by Heather Leider. It's being critiqued by Don Dickson, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, Hon.EA-ASP. 

If that's not enough to convince you, here's a quote from PPA member Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP about her IPC experience with entering her images in the Print Competition at IPC: 

"I was awarded my Master of Photography degree with Professional Photographers of America! Print competition is hands down one of the largest contributing factors to my growth as a photographer and artist. After competing diligently for the last 3 years I'm proud to call myself a Master! Check that one off the list!" 

This is a great opportunity to improve your work. It's time you start entering your images! 

The judging for the International Photographic Competition will be held July 30-August 3, 2017. Early registration to enter your images opens May 22, 2017 - June 21, 2017 by 5pm ET. Entries after 6/21 will be accepted with a late fee through 7/6. But please note that no entries will be accepted after July 6, 2017 by 5pm ET

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!

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