Photographer continuing to raise the bar year after year during our Print (Image) Competition. Please be sure to read all the rules before entering. If you have any questions please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to modernize our annual print competition PPA of PA is requiring all entrants to register digital copies of their submissions to PrintCompetition.com no later than March
15, 2020. Go to PrintCompetition.com and register. The cost to register is $10.00 for the entire year for as many competitions that you choose to enter. No later than March 15, 2020, upload digital copies of your submissions to PrintCompetition.com for the PPA of PA competition on March 21, 2020.
If you are submitting physical prints, your digital images & titles that are uploaded to PrintCompetition.com must match the physical prints in your print case.
A PPA of PA Print Case consists of four (4) images. PPA of PA requires a $75.00 fee to be included with each print case that you enter in the annual competition. An additional six (6) images
may be added to each case for Score Only, at the cost of $10 per entry. Score Only entries are not eligible for awards. If a maker is enters multiple competitions ( Photographic, Artist, Wedding) a separate case fee must be paid for each competition.
Only PPA of PA members whose dues are paid by March 1, 2020, are eligible for PPA of PA awards.
All PPA of PA Awards except for Image Maker of the Year are chosen by the judges. The PPA of PA Image Maker of the Year is determined by the highest total case score with all four images scoring at least 80. The CPP Award & ASP State Elite Award are awarded to the highest scoring image from an eligible PPA of PA member.
If you are unsure of the appropriate category please contact PPA of PA Print Chairperson, Aaron Beale – 717-686-0956 or ARBealePhotography@icloud.com
The print committee chairperson reserves the right to categorize images appropriately. An attempt will be made to contact the entrant when possible.
Trophies will be awarded for each of the following categories:
Photo Open Awards
Portrait – Animal
Awarded to the Best Animal Portrait
Portrait – H.S. Senior
Awarded to the Best H.S. Senior image (16 years old or older)
Portrait – Child
Awarded to the Best Portrait of a Child (newborn to 16 years old)
Portrait – General
Awarded to the Best Portrait not in the Animal, H.S. Senior or Child categories
Awarded to the Best Commercial image
Awarded to the best image that incorporates an element/elements not created by the maker
Awarded to the image that best represents Pennsylvania
Awarded to the Best Album, this may be an event or non-event album.
Illustrative – General
Awarded to the Best Illustrative image not in the Landscape of Nature categories.
Illustrative – Landscape – Monteith Award for Best Landscape Image
Awarded to an image within the Illustrative – Landscape category
This award is named in honor of Ann & Jim Monteith.
Illustrative – Nature – Campanellie Award for Best Wildlife Image
Awarded to a Wildlife image within the Illustrative – Nature category
This award is named in honor of Joe & Mary Jean Campanellie.
Artist Open Awards
Awarded to the Best Creative Artist image
Awarded to the Best Restoration
Wedding Open Awards
Awarded to the Best Wedding Image
Awarded to the Best Wedding Album
Fuji Masterpiece Awards
The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award is the the highest honor for print competitions that is given by Fujifilm. The award is given for prints in three separate categories–Wedding, Portrait and Illustrative–that reflects the highest level of professional photography. Only prints that are printed on Fujifilm paper with scores above 80 meet the criteria for the award. Only PPA of PA members are eligible for the Fuji Masterpiece Awards
Awarded to the highest scoring image by a non-member of PPA of PA.
This award recognizes the highest scoring Certified Professional Photographer print, album, or electronic submission by a PPA of PA member.
ASP State Elite Award
The State Elite Award is to be presented to the ASP member in good standing for the highest scoring entry at his or her State Print Competition. This means that he or she is a member in good standing with PPA as per our Bylaws and that he or she must be current with their ASP dues PRIOR to the competition. In the event of a tie, total case score will be the first tiebreaker. An ASP member is eligible for the State Elite Award in only one state and that state is determined by the mailing address on record with ASP. An ASP member who wishes to compete for the ASP State Elite Award in a different state other than their home state, must petition the ASP Board of Governors for the right to compete for the ASP State Elite Award prior to January 1 of the competition year in which they wish to compete in the different state.
Awarded to PPA of PA members with all four designated images in a case receiving a score of at least 80.
Robert D. Golding Memorial Award for Best of Show
Awarded to the Best of Show image, chosen by the judges
Image Maker of the Year
Awarded to the PPA of PA member who has the highest scoring case with all designated images in the case receiving a score of at least 80.