We are looking forward to kicking off the new year with our 2021 PPW Image Competition slated for Saturday, Mar 13, 2021.
This year will be a virtual judging event due to the Covid-19 restrictions.Entry deadlines for this year are:
Early registration begins January 28th - February 28th, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST ($90 for 1 – 4 entries)
Late registration is March 1 - March 7 @ 11:59 PM PST($149 for 1 – 4 entries)
No entries after March 7!
There are also several changes to the categories and competition rules this year. Click the links above to get more information about these changes and for registration details.
Should you need clarification regarding the rules, have additional questions or need information to participate in our state image competition,
please reach out to our 2021 Conference Salon Chair: Ralph Allen @ 206-799-8919 or email@example.com.
Best wishes and Good luck!
PPW Image Competition
If photography is an important part of your life, don't miss the biggest PPW event of the year!
Entering your state competition is one of the best ways to push yourself to be more. You'll learn where you stand—how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, and start incorporating them into your daily photography. You'll learn what it takes to create a merit image and if you stick with it, you may be a Trophy or Award Winner. To see what they are check them out on Trophy Goals.
12 Elements of a Competition Print (printable pdf)
PPW uses the 12 elements below as the “gold standard” to define a merit image. Judges are mindful of these elements when judging images to the PPW merit level and presented at the annual convention. The use of these 12 elements
connects the modern practice of photography and its photographers to the historical practice of photography begun nearly two centuries ago. These twelve elements have been defined as necessary for the success of an art piece or image. Any image, art piece, or photograph will reveal some measure of all twelve elements, while a visually superior example will reveal obvious consideration of each one
The Twelve elements listed below are in accordance to their importance.