In recent years, the process of competition has had dramatic changes. What used to be known as “print” competition has changed to “digital” or “image” competition. What has happened? What happened is the change from traditional film to digital capture. Along with these changes, the whole process of image competition has seen exciting, but confusing changes. While we still accept prints at state, district and International (PPA) competition, many of the rules that we came to know have changed. Unless you are up to date on these changes, you will not be successful in making your entries acceptable.
This class will give you the correct procedure in preparing you images and selecting the best images for competition. We will start with the basics of what competition is all about. Next we will examine the rules as they pertain to the specific competition you want to participate. At the PPOC level, we only accept digital files. We will discuss the correct setting to be sure that your images are the correct size and color space. For the District competition (PPC & PPA) we will go over the rules and preparation for that competition. For the International competition (PPA) we discuss the very specific rules that must be adhered to, so that you will not have your entries rejected.
We will discuss image selection, categories, titles, judging and expectations. This workshop will last 3 hours and will help each attendee better understand the fundamentals of image competition. This class does not guarantee 100% success. It will give you the correct tools to better understand the judging process and understand what the judges are looking.
Tim Mathiesen is a PPA Master of Photography, Fellow of the American Society of Photographers, past President of PPOC, PPC, American Society of Photographers, School Photographers of California and the Industrial Photographers of Colorado. He is qualified PPA Judge and Jury Chairman. Tim is past chairman of the PPA Photographic Exhibition Committee (PEC). The PEC committee is responsible for all image competitions conducted under the PPA banner. He has over 45 images in PPA Loan Collection and over 200 PPA print merits.
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This workshop is FREE if you upgrade your PPOC Membership to a Premium Membership!
If you are not a PPOC Premium Member this workshop is $39. You can pay for it HERE!