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May 01, 2018

Take Your Photography to the Next Level: Enter the International Photographic Competition and Get Your Images Critiqued

One of the best ways to improve on your finest work and earn recognition is to challenge yourself with PPA Photographic Competitions, especially when you choose to get your images critiqued by an official IPC juror!

A critique is a video 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! PPA's 2018 District Photographic Competitions just wrapped up, and the International Photographic Competition (IPC) will start accepting entries on May 23.

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 "Timeless" by Ann Nester, critiqued by Dennis Craft.

Having a judge take time to give you personalized tips on how to improve a specific image is a priceless opportunity to take your photography to the next level!

Visit to learn more about the International Photographic Competition, and remember that entries open for the IPC on May 23! Start getting those images ready, and remember to order a critique when entering!