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May 06, 2019

Avoid Late Fees: Register for 2019 District Photographic Competition Before May 8!

If you haven’t entered 2019 District Photographic Competition yet, you don’t have much time! The deadline to register without a late fee is May 8, 2019.

Photographic competitions are one of the best ways to push yourself and discover what you are capable of. When you participate in your local district competition, you'll learn where you stand -- how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 elements of a merit image and begin incorporating them into your daily photography. Images receiving a score of 80+ will earn an exhibition merit when they are submitted to the 2019 International Photographic Competition, which takes place August 18-23, 2019. These merits get you closer to earning a PPA degree.

If you really want to get the most from entering photographic competition, be sure to order a critique when registering! You'll get a recording of a PPA juror reviewing each element of your image and suggesting how you can improve. It's a great opportunity to grow your skills as a photographer!

Ready to challenge yourself and improve your skills? Visit to find out which competition you should enter. From there, you can find the entry deadlines, judging dates, and rules for each District competition. Be sure to read the rules carefully!  

Remember to enter by May 8 to avoid the late fee! If you miss the deadline, you'll still be able to enter until May 22, but an additional fee will be required! So don’t wait; register today!