Photographers who dream of seeing their work on the cover of a national magazine will soon have their chance. Professional Photographer magazine is hosting a Cover Photo Contest (www.ppmag.com) from March 1 to May 31, 2008.
This contest could be the first of its kind in Professional Photographerâ€™s known history, although it is difficult to make that claim when talking about a hundred-year-old publication. Regardless, it opens a plethora of possibilities for image-makers.
On the search for real-world examples of portrait, wedding, commercial, and event photography, the Professional Photographer Cover Photo Contest is open to all photographers. Entries (low-resolution digital image files) will be judged on technical and artistic merit. Judges will include the magazineâ€™s editors and guest judge Helen K. Yancy, M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Cr.Hon.M.Photog., CPP, F-ASP, Hon. F-ASP, the chairman of Professional Photographers of Americaâ€™s Print Exhibition Committee. Along with landing the cover of a 2008 edition of the magazine, the winner will receive a selection of prizes from sponsors Bogen, Canon, Kodak, Microsoft, and Millerâ€™s Professional Imaging. Those sponsors will also award prizes for 2nd-, 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-place winners and up to 25 honorable mentions.
The entries into the Professional Photographer Cover Photo Contest have the chance to make their makersâ€™ dreams come true. Entry is simple even though the reward is great. Go to ppmag.com for submission details and to enter.
For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry with practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business, and technical aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products, and photographs changing and defining the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscape. For more information, visit www.ppmag.com.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a worldwide nonprofit association for professional photographers, exists to assist its more than 20,000 members in achieving their professional, artistic, and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history. For more information, visit www.ppa.com.