PPN Print competition sponsored by ACI
This is your chance to win over $5,000 in awards and prizes!
THE CLUBHOUSE PRINT LOUNGE sponsored by ACI
Plan to come by the Clubhouse Print Lounge. This is where the fun
begins. We are setting up a special lounge area where you can follow the
print judging "LIVE", bet on the print scores, and enjoy an adult
beverage. This is your opportunity to bet your score against the judges scores, follow the scoring on the top image submissions, and maybe even win a few $$$.
*Please note: We will also be broadcasting the Print Competition "LIVE" around the world! You can REGISTER For the "LIVE" print Competition webcast RIGHT HERE!
PRINT CompetiTIon General Rules
Image Competition: It's fun and a great learning experience. There is no better way to improve your photography than involving yourself in the print judging process. Not only does it raise the bar on what you feel is your best, but it also raises the bar on what you think is best for your clients too, a pretty nice bonus benefit.
Entries are $15.00 each (up to 10). All entries must be submitted by the deadline date of 1:00p.m. February 5, 2014. You'll need to do two things to qualify your images for judging.
1. Print competition is open to all current Photo Pro Network
members. Please go to photopronetwork.com and confirm
that your membership is current. Joining or renewing is easy and quick if
2. Each member may submit a maximum of ten (10) entries. An entry may be either a print or a physical album. Entries should be shipped in fiber or similar type case that can be used for return shipping. Only one person may submit prints in each case. Prints previously entered in the PPN Annual Expo/Convention Competition scoring 80 or above are not eligible.
3. All prints must be permanently on mount board or foam core. The images may be no less than 80 square inches and a maximum 480 square inches with the longest side not to exceed 24 inches.
Here's another Good Reason to Enter PhotoPro Network Print Competition...
And here's another benefit: You have the opportunity to win the LexJet Sunset Award. The winning print will be selected by the PhotoPro Expo judges from those prints entered in the "Illustrative" category at this year's PhotoPro Network Print Competition and Exhibition 2014, February 6-10, 2014. In addition to a Sunset Award trophy, the winner will also receive a $200 gift certificate if the winning image was printed on LexJet material. This certificate can be used to purchase any of the exceptional photo papers, including the PPA Hot One award winning metallic photo paper, fine art papers, and canvases included in LexJet's Sunset portfolio of inkjet materials for professional photographic printing and fine-art reproduction.
To download the forms follow this link: 2014 Print Competition Rules
All Registrations Must Be Completed at printcompetition.com (select PPN)
Before Shipping or Hand Delivering!
Shipped cases must to Rosemary Cundiff-Brown, to be received by February 1st.
Hand delivered submissions must be received between 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. February 5th
Why should I enter print competition?
Print competition teaches you about composition, impact, print quality, lighting and small things you may not see in your work that can be made better. It is a great way to stretch yourself as a photographer to become better in your daily work. Also, it is an essential part of earning photographic degrees on both the state and national level.
Our 2014 Jury Panel:
Ralph Romaguera (Chair) - PPA Affiliate Jury Chair
JUDGES: (A) PPA Affiliate Judge
Rick Trummer (A) Mary Mannix (A) Greg Wurtzler (A) - Ryan Brown (A) - Doran Wilson (A) - Michelle Parsley
JUDGING will begin @ 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb, 5th and continue on Thursday, Feb. 6th
What are the judges looking
Judges have a set of rules and guidelines set by the Professional Photographers of America to follow when judging. Go to the Professional Photographers of America website to learn more about these guidelines below:
The Twelve Elements of a Merit Image, pdf/power point presentation
There are trends and themes that rise and fall in popularity so attending and entering competition will help you learn the latest of these trends.
David Ziser's DigitalProTalk blog featured PhotoPro Network's recent Hot Shots Image Competition and Review right here. It a great post which will give you a lot of insight in this wonderfully challenging and educational process. What to know how to get even HIGHER print scores? Check out this link at DigitalProTalk post "Doing Image Competition Right!" right here. The post poins up tips from master images makers on how to score BIG in print competition - GREAT INFO RIGHT HERE!