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June 11, 2019

Curious about critiques? Watch this one from the IPC!

PPA's International Photographic Competition is here, and we want you to enter! By entering the IPC photographers are able to prepare their images through competition and critiques from some of the best photographers in the business. Registration is open now!

Entering the IPC is one of the best ways to improve your craft, especially if you choose to have your images critiqued by one of PPA's Jurors! You can have your images evaluated based on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. You'll receive a recording of an IPC Judge giving you dedicated feedback and explaining to you how the elements are present and impact YOUR image. By competing and getting your images critiqued, you'll learn what you do well as a photographer, as well as identify the areas in which you may need improvement. It's an amazing learning experience!

To give you an idea of the IPC experience, here is a critique from a previous year. The image is "Dawn is Breaking" by Thomas McCabe, M.Photog., CPP, and it is being judged by Donna Goodhue, M.Photog.Cr., CPP.

See how constructive criticism from the judges and application of their feedback can improve your work as a photographer!

We hope this critique can help you get a better understanding of what the IPC judges are looking for when scoring your images. Start preparing your images for the International Photographic Competition! Submissions are open June 14-July 18. Late registration extends until August 1, with an additional fee. Be sure to enter your images by 5 pm EST on July 18 to avoid paying that extra fee! The IPC judging dates are August 18-23, 2019 and you can stream it live at

Be sure to request a critique so you can receive some personalized feedback on your works of art and Be More Prepared.