It’s true that the idea of competition could be uncomfortable and maybe even intimidating, but certainly not PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC). Past IPC participants have described the experience as one of the best ways to improve as a photographer because IPC not only helps you discover what you are capable of but also how you can be even better.
“Print competition is hands down one of the largest contributing factors to my growth as a photographer and artist. After competing diligently for the last 3 years, I'm proud to call myself a Master!” Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP said about her IPC experience.
So if you haven’t considered entering yet, you are missing out on a great opportunity to grow. During the IPC, jurors give competitors the opportunity to receive advice that will improve their future output and could land their work in PPA's Loan Collection, and be honored at Imaging USA 2020 in Nashville! Registration for 2019 opens June 14, 2019.
If you choose to have your images critiqued, you'll get a recording of a judge going through each image you've entered in the photo competition, explaining how it stacks up against the 12 elements of a winning image, and what you could have done to take your image to the next level if you fell a little short! So, don't be shy! Enter your images to be critiqued by official jurors at this year's competition. Recorded critiques are a fantastic way to learn, specifically, how you can take your photography to the next level. Ordering a critique will help you:
Having a judge take time to give personal advice on how to improve a specific image is just what you need to grow not only as a photographer but artist!
Early registration begins June 14, 2019 and ends July 18, 2019 by 5 pm ET. Entries after July 18 at 5 pm ET will be accepted with a late fee through August 1. Please note that no entries will be accepted after August 1, 2019 by 5 pm ET. Check out this year's new IPC rules.
Don’t forget to enter your images early to beat the crowd and save some money!