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Straight Advice For Your Photo Competition Success - PPA Today

Straight Advice For Your Photo Competition Success

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By Tristin Vaccaro 

When you enter photo competitions, such as PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC) or PPA's District Competition, you can really push yourself to BE MORE! You'll be able to see how your photography matches up with your peers, learn the 12 Elements of a Merit Image to improve your photography, and get personalized critiques on your images from qualified, official IPC jurors. In addition, when you enter images in the IPC you'll compete for the opportunity to be featured in PPA's Loan Collection book, earn merits that go towards earning a master's degree in photography, and be honored at Imaging USA! 

District photographic competitions are almost over, but you can still stream the LIVE judging of the Northeast District Photographic Competition from April 21-22 at Stream.theIPC.org and learn a lot from it. By watching the live streams, you'll get an insider's look at what judges are looking for in an image during the Photographic Open or the Artistic competitions. Watching or studying the critiques 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 what an IPC judge's critique looks like, here's one submitted to last year's Northcentral District Competition. The image "Sailor's Delight" by Lois Talley, is being critiqued by IPC judge Adrian Henson.


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. And 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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