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Photographic Competition Advice Straight From IPC Jurors - PPA Today

Photographic Competition Advice Straight From IPC Jurors

by Tristin Vaccaro

PPA's District Competitions may be over, but the International Photographic Competition (IPC) is right around the corner! Photographic competitions are a fun way to improve upon your work while also pushing yourself to BE MORE! 

When you enter any kind of photographic competition, you're given the opportunity to have your work critiqued by official and qualified IPC judges. While this might seem a bit daunting, it's a great way to see how your photography matches up with your peers, learn more about the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, and receive customized critiques of your images. 

When you enter images in the IPC, you're also competing for the opportunity to be featured in PPA's Loan Collection book, earn merits that go towards earning your photography degree, and be honored at Imaging USA!

With IPC entries opening on May 22, you only have a few more weeks to get your best images ready for submission. Fear not, though, as PPA is here to help you be as prepared as possible. That's why we've provided you with IPC critiques from the previous year, so you'll have 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 in next year's competition

Check out this 2016 IPC critique of the image "Interior Dogerator" by Heike O'Day, being critiqued by Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP.


The judging for the IPC will be held July 30-August 2, 2017. Early registration to enter your images will be open May 22-June 21, 2017 by 5pm ET. Entries after June 21 will be accepted through July 6 with a surcharge late fee. Please note that no entries will be accepted after July 6, 2017 by 5pm ET. 

This year, be sure to check out the IPC new rules and don't forget to enter your images early to beat the crowds and save some money. Good luck!

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