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June 05, 2017

How To Get Advice

The International Photographic Competition (IPC) is PPA's annual photographic competition that allows photographers to test their skills, and get advice on how to improve quality, impact and technique through constructive competition and critiques from qualified jurors. Participating in PPA's photographic competitions gives you the opportunity to:

Improve upon your finest work - really, it will make you step up your game!Earn recognition and admiration from your peers - and there's nothing more rewarding!Engage with the passionate and supportive photographic competition community - photo nerds, we're with you!And improve your business! - who wouldn't leverage the competition-winning title and accolades? You should!

If you're wanting to get an edge, you'll also choose to have your images critiqued, and will receive a recording from a judge with feedback on each image you've entered in the competition, explaining to you how each photo stacks up against the 12 elements of a winning image, and what you could have done better if it 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 images to the next level.

To give you an idea of the types of things you can learn from a critique at IPC, check out this one from last year's competition. This is "Sunkissed" by Stacey Williams Dunse, critiqued by Jessica Vogel.

The judging for the International Photographic Competition will be held July 30-August 2, 2017 and you will be able to watch it all at no cost via PPA's live online streaming of the IPC! Early registration opens May 22, 2017 - June 20, 2017 by 5 pm ET. Entries submitted on or after June 20 at 5 pm ET will be accepted with a late fee through July 6, 2017. Note that entries will not be accepted after July 6, 2017 by 5 pm ET.

This year's IPC has some new rules. Be sure to check them out and enter your images early to beat the crowds and save some money!

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Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.