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Fujifilm and PPA Team Up to Sweeten the IPC Pot! - PPA Today

Fujifilm and PPA Team Up to Sweeten the IPC Pot!

By James Yates

Photographers entering the 2017 IPC have something extra special to be excited about!

Aside from the obvious and already-great reasons photographers enter the IPC (to push themselves, earn merits and degrees, get their work published in the Loan Collection and displayed at Imaging USA, etc.), PPA and FUJIFILM are teaming up to sweeten the pot.

Fujifilm "is proud to honor professional photographers who strive to create images of excellence and distinction" with its prestigious Fujifilm Masterpiece Award! 

There are three photographic categories in play for Masterpiece Awards at the IPC: Portrait, Wedding, and Illustrative. 

The Fujifilm Masterpiece Award will be awarded to the best image, indicated by the highest score (80 or greater) in its category at the IPC. The judges must agree that the image best represents the category with the highest level of professional photography.

This year's entries will be judged July 30 to August 2, 2017 at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Judging is open to the public, and requires no reservation or admission fee. Interested artists and observers unable to make it to Georgia for the competition can watch it unfold live at

To be eligible, images must meet all the following criteria: 

  • The image must score at least an 80 out of a potential 100 points.
  • The image must be created at a professional color lab.
  • Fujifilm Fujicolor Crystal Archive or Quality Dry Photo Paper product must be used in the creation of the image. No digital submissions for this award!
  • Photographer must be creator and copyright-owner of image submitted.
  • Photographer must also have, in their possession, model release forms, and must acknowledge and grant Fujifilm use of the image.
  • Employees of Fujifilm North America are not eligible to win the award.
All the winning images created with Fujicolor Crystal Archive or Quality Dry Photo Paper products will be eligible for posting on the FujifilmUSA web page and for exhibition in Fujifilm trade show booths at PPA's Imaging USA 2018 in Nashville, TN, January 14-16 and other national conventions. The Fujifilm Masterpiece Award will be shipped to the winners after the completion and submission of the application form.

So, take your shot at winning this special award and be sure to enter the IPC! There's still time!

Competitors must submit their images by 5pm EST, June 20. Physical print entry cases must be received within seven days of the entry deadline. Late registration (for an additional fee) runs until July 6. For more information on submission criteria and rules and how to enter visit


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