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Image Competition

PPSV hosts quarterly Image Competitions, which are open to PPSV members and non-members alike. Though the competition is open to all, only PPSV members in good standing will be awarded merits and are able to compete for quarterly and annual awards.

For 2022, PPSV Image Competition dates are: Wednesday, March 16, 2022; Wednesday, June 15, 2022; Wednesday, August 17, 2022; Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

The purpose of PPSV Image competitions is to allow photographers to enter digital images to be judged against a standard of excellence using the 12 Elements of a Merit Image.  These competitions allow members to test out their images and receive feedback in preparation for District and International PPA Competitions (For more information, go to www.ppa.com/ipc). Each image entered receives a constructive critique from one or more of the evening’s judges. This is a great way to improve your work.

PPSV strives to use the same rules that PPA uses for the IPC (International Photographic Competition) and the District Competitions.  However, while there are no scores given at PPA District and IPC competitions (merit/no merit only), PPSV continues to use the traditional scoring system (65-100) as illustrated above. This gives you the opportunity to test the strength of your images at a local level before entering these larger competitions.

REVIEW COMPETITON RULES AND INFO PRIOR TO SUBMITTING ANY IMAGES. THE IMAGE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS BY 7:00 PM ON THE SUNDAY PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION.

ENTRY FEES ARE $10.00 PER IMAGE FOR MEMBERS AND $15.00 PER IMAGE FOR NON-MEMBERS. To Pay for your submissions please visit our Event Page and go Register for the Image Competition Event!  REGISTER HERE

AFTER YOU HAVE PAID YOUR FEES, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR IMAGE SUBMISSIONS TO: COMPETITION@PPSV.ORG


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