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May 28, 2019

How IPC Can Help Improve Your Photography

We hear from past entrants that entering images in the PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC) is one of the best ways to improve as a photographer. 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:

  • 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 including information about the new Wedding Photography category!

Don’t forget to enter your images early to beat the crowd and save some money!