The final Image Competition of the year is upon us. Please check the rules before entering and make sure to enter on time! The race for photographer of the year is on. Dont miss the Masters judging each entry at The Greenvale Diner Dec. 6th. We look forward to seeing your best images next month.
Only PPGNY members are invited to submit their images for scoring and review. Images will be judged by a panel of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Master photographers and every image entered will receive well-qualified commentary and critique aimed towards improving the entrant’s photographic skills. All submissions will be eligible for “Best In Show”, “First”, “Second”, and “Third” place awards in each category and scores will count towards your 2016 annual total, used in determining the 2016 yearly awards presented at the annual Talent Exchange Program (TEP).
There will be three categories of images for this competition:
Event: Any image created as part of any social event (Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Anniversary, Baptism, Sweet 16, Quinceanera, etc).
Portrait: Any portrait image created outside the scope of a social event. This category includes engagements, newborns, maternity, family portraits, seniors, model/talent headshots, boudoir...even pets.
Illustrative: An all-encompassing category to accommodate all other works of a professional or personal nature. This category can include product photography, fashion, wildlife, landscapes, abstracts, travel, etc.
Images will be judged according to the established guidelines of PPA and it’s affiliate member organizations. Images will be judged based on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image: Impact, Technical Excellence, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Center of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Technique and Story Telling. The image will be awarded a final score that is an average of the scores awarded by three individual judges. Images are scored to a maximum possible point score of 100 points as follows:
65-69 Below professional standards
70-74 Average professional standards
75-79 Above average professional standards 80-84 Deserving of a Merit
Submission Instructions & Guidelines:
PPGNY members may enter up to six (6) images in the competition. No more than four (4) images may be submitted in any one image category (Portrait, Event or Illustrative).
After registering through the Eventbrite Site, your images should be sent as an email attachment to Competition Director, Michael ONeill at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email subject line MUST read “PPGNY Image Competition Entry”. Only one image per email is allowed. If you are submitting more than one image you must send each image in it’s own individual email. Upon receipt of your image(s) you will receive a one word acknowledgement email stating “Received”.
Your entry must be submitted with the following file naming format: (1-Category)_(2-Image Title)_(3-First and Last Name).jpg
1. Category is either Event, Portrait or Illustrative 2. Image Title: No quotation marks can be used 3. First and Last Name of Photographer
Each numbered item must be separated by an underscore ( _ )
Image Title Examples:
Portrait_Newborn Angel_John Doe.jpg
Event_Yours Forever_Jane Doe.jpg Illustrative_Winter Waterfall_Joe Photo.jpg
Images (Color AND Black & White) must be sent in .JPG format in either sRGB or Adobe RGB color space. Images MUST be sized at 2048 pixels on the longest edge (including any border or digital mat) and saved at quality level 10 in Photoshop or at 84% in Lightroom. Images that do not meet these specifications, file-naming format or email submission protocol will be disallowed from the competition.
IMAGE ENTRIES MUST BE PROPERLY SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT NOVEMBER 29, 2016.