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PPGNY First Image Competition for 2018

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Cameraland

720 Old Bethpage Road

Old Bethpage, NY 11804

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Competition is open to PPGNY/ PPSNYS members and to non-members as well. Non– Members can’t get awards but can have their images critiqued by master photographers. 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 2018 annual total, used in determining the 2018 yearly awards presented at the annual Talent Exchange Program (TEP). Last year's Image Competition was very close- you have to be in it to win it.

Categories:
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.

Competition Scoring

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 qualified judges.

Total 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
85-89 Excellent
90-94 Superior
95-100 Exceptional

Maximum of 4 images in one category

Submission Deadline is MARCH 10, 2018—NO EXCEPTIONS

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, Owen Kassimir at:

OwenPhotographyStudio@gmail.com. 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. mages that do not meet these specifications, file-naming format or email submission protocol will be disallowed from the competition.


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