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June 14, 2019

Gather Your Best Work – Registration for the IPC is now open!

The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! You can now enter your best images into the International Photographic Competition! Early registration begins June 14, 2019 and ends July 18, 2019 by 5 pm ET

The judging for PPA's annual International Photographic Competition (IPC) takes place August 18 - 23, 2019 and now it's time to submit the best images in your portfolio. IPC is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself, so you definitely don't want to miss it! 

"I was awarded my Master of Photography degree with Professional Photographers of America! 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! Check that one off the list!" Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP about her IPC experience.

Also, 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:

  • Understand what the judges expect from competitors. 
  • Get an idea about the current state of your photography
  • Improve your work with advice straight from top photographers in the industry

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!