Competition Press Releases

PPA has prepared these sample news releases with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. Please SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN (BOLD PARENTHESES) WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc. If you have additional questions regarding publicity, contact PPA’s Communications Specialist at (800) 339-5451, extension 226.   

Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition

(YOUR NAME) of (YOUR STUDIO) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, STATE)(TODAY'S DATE)—(A photograph/Photographs) created by (Name) of (Studio) in (City) (has/have) recently been accepted into the (General/Loan) Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

Titled ("ENTRY TITLE,") (Last name’s) photograph will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously in one place.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

(Your Town) Photographer Named Bronze Medalist at International Photographic Competition

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. (Your Last Name) was named a Bronze Medalist by earning a merit—a mark of quality and honor—for each of the four images included in their entry case to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other. In 2020, they were one of only 170 Bronze Medalists.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

(Your Town) Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor—acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. (Your Last Name) was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of their four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2020, they were one of only 128 Silver Medalists.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

(Your Town) Photographer Named Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. (Your Last Name) was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of their four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2020, they were one of only 60 Gold Medalists.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (Studio City/State) was named a Platinum Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor—acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. (Your Last Name) was named a Platinum Medalist, meaning that three of their merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2020, they were one of only 37 Platinum photographers of the Year.

About PPA:
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

(Your Town) Photographer Named Diamond Medalist at International Photographic Competition

(Your Name) of (Your Studio) is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

(YOUR CITY, YOUR STATE) – (Your Name) of (Your Studio/Business) in (City, State) was named a Diamond Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition. (Last Name's) work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. (Your Last Name) was named a Diamond Medalist, meaning that all four of their merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2020, they were one of only 40 Diamond Photographers of the Year.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
(YOUR NAME)
(YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER)
(YOUR EMAIL)

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [RED BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.
 

If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist Alex Bauer at abauer@ppa.com.

[Hometown] Photographer Wins [1st/2nd/3rd Place] at Grand Imaging Awards

[Last Name] adds the prestigious award to [his/her/their] list of accolades
 

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] – [Hometown] photographer [First and Last Name] recently won a prestigious Grand Imaging Award from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

[Last name’s] image, [image title] was selected by an international panel as the [1st/2nd/3rd Place] in the [category name] category at the Grand Imaging Awards. The event was held virtually on Monday, January 18, as part of Imaging USA – Right at Home.

“It’s a great honor to win a Grand Imaging Award,” said [Last Name]. “It’s an amazing competition to be a part of and an opportunity for me to push myself to be a better photographer each year.”

[Last name] was up against stiff competition: the top images from last year’s International Photographic Competition (IPC). To be considered for next year’s Grand Imaging Awards, photographers must first enter their images into the IPC.

For more information on the Grand Imaging Awards and to view all of this year’s winners, visit PPA.com/Competitions.


About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Website]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [RED BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.

If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist Alex Bauer at abauer@ppa.com.
 

[Hometown] Photographer Makes Team USA for the 2021 World Photographic Cup

38 countries are participating in the highly anticipated international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] – [Hometown] photographer [First and Last Name] recently won a spot on Team USA at the 2021 World Photographic Cup, to be held April 19 in Rome, Italy.

[Last Name’s] image “[image title]” was selected to be part of Team USA by a national association composed of professional photographers. The team was officially announced at the Imaging USA Grand Imaging Awards. The event was held virtually on Monday, January 18.

“It’s a great honor to win a spot on Team USA,” said [Last Name]. “It’s an amazing group to be a part of. I push myself to be a better photographer each year, and to be recognized and given the chance to represent my country is just icing on the cake.”

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), features 38 countries that will square off in 2021. The World Photographic Cup's mission is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This year's list of registered countries spans from Australia to the Netherlands to Malaysia and Spain.

Each country’s team picks its own photographers and images to enter. Teams may submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial, Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalism, and Nature. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories; no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten placements in all categories. Then, the World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score. Team Brazil took home the cup last year.

The winner of this year’s World Photographic Cup will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy, on April 19. For more information on the World Photographic Cup, and to view the finalist images from around the world, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.

 

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Website]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]

Professional Photographers of America has prepared this sample news release with statistics and information that you can use to create your own release, focused on your work. PLEASE SUBSTITUTE THE MATERIAL IN [RED BRACKETS] WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION, customize the rest, and send it to the local newspaper, post it on your website or blog, etc.

If you have additional questions regarding publicity, please email PPA’s Communications Specialist Alex Bauer at abauer@ppa.com.
 

[Hometown] Photographer Chosen as Team USA Finalist for the 2021 World Photographic Cup

38 countries are participating in the highly anticipated international event co-founded by Professional Photographers of America

[HOMETOWN, STATE INITIALS IN CAPS] – [Hometown] photographer  [First and Last Name] recently won a spot as a finalist on Team USA at the 2021 World Photographic Cup, to be held April 19 in Rome, Italy.

[Last Name’s] image “[image title]” was selected to be part of Team USA by a national association composed of professional photographers. The team was officially announced at the Imaging USA Grand Imaging Awards. The event was held virtually on Monday, January 18.

“It’s a great honor to be a finalist on Team USA,” said [Last Name]. “It’s an amazing group to be a part of. I push myself to be a better photographer each year, and to be recognized and given the chance to represent my country is just icing on the cake.”

The World Photographic Cup, co-founded by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Federation of European Photographers (FEP), features 38 countries that will square off in 2021. The World Photographic Cup's mission is to unite photographers in a spirit of friendship and cooperation. This year's list of registered countries spans from Australia to the Netherlands to Malaysia and Spain.

Each country’s team picks its own photographers and images to enter. Teams may submit up to three images in each of six categories: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial, Illustrative/Digital art, Reportage/Photojournalism, and Nature. Teams may choose to enter the images of a single photographer in multiple categories; no single photographer may have multiple images entered into a single category.

Gold (1st), Silver (2nd), and Bronze (3rd) medals are awarded to the individual creator in each category. Teams are awarded points based on an aggregate score of the top ten placements in all categories. Then, the World Photographic Cup is awarded to the national team that receives the highest overall score. Team Brazil took home the cup last year.

The winner of this year’s World Photographic Cup will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony in Rome, Italy, on April 19. For more information on the World Photographic Cup, and to view the finalist images from around the world, visit WorldPhotographicCup.org.

 

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact:
[Your Name]
[Your Website]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]