A Joint Image Judging Competition of the Minnesota Professional Photographers Association and the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association
Print Judging Date: 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017
Century College - 3300 Century Ave N White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Registration Deadline: 5 pm Friday January 27, 2017 @ www.printcompetition.com
Delivery/Ship in start date: January 12, 2017 (All entries being physically delivered, shipped or mailed need to be sent so as to arrive at the address below no later than 4 pm Friday, January 27, 2017.)
IMPORTANT Please read the following print rules carefully.
Your may enter either prints or digital images. For this year, only print entries will be eligible for TCPPA, MNPPA, Student and Vendor awards. All images, whether prints or digital, must be pre-registered and pre-paid at printcompetition.com by 5 p.m. Friday, Friday, January 27, 2017. Uploaded files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi). Each file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. Total file size should not exceed 10 MB.
Shipping Information: If you are shipping your cases, they must be dropped off or shipped to arrive at the following address by 4 pm Friday, January 27, 2017.
Lisa Asp – Print Chair
Tangerine House of Design
6129 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55410
Additional rules and information follow below and is also available at the printcompetition.com website, association websites or by contacting Print Chair Lisa Asp at email@example.com or 952-303-3619
The purpose of this competition is to allow photographers to enter photographic or digital prints, CD albums, and/or traditional albums to be judged relative to the 12 Elements of a Merit Print for the purpose of critique and/or competing for awards. For more information, see: http://www.ppa.com/competitions/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1792&navItemNumber=2213
Judging will be to PPA standards but it should be noted that this is NOT a PPA Affiliated Competition and PPA merits can NOT be earned. These rules pertain to images created by traditional photographic processes as well as those captured electronically with a digital camera or scanner.
This competition is open to anyone. Awards will only be given for physical (print) entries, with the exception of album entries per association rules. Digital entries will be scored but are not eligible for awards. Only current members of TCPPA or MNPPA are eligible for Association and Vendor awards. Senior folios may be entered either digitally or physically by anyone, but only TCPPA members will be eligible for folio awards.
Printcompetition.com: As mentioned earlier, ALL entries must be pre-registered and the entry fee pre-paid at printcompetition.com by 5 pm Friday, January 27, 2017. You may view live judging through the Print Competition Game Day app on your computer, smart phone or tablet that will allow you to watch the judging as it happens (audio is not available). You will see current image that is being seen by the judges and watch the results come in. The app automatically refreshes so you just sit back and watch. In addition to the current image being judged, you will also see thumbnails of the top 16, a list of the last 20 scores and a list of the next 15 up. For an additional fee, you can upgrade to apps that give you even more features. Note: there is no audio with the online judging, so we recommend you attend live judging if possible to hear the judge’s remarks.
Questions: Contact Print Chair Lisa Asp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-303-3619.
Student Entrants: In order to qualify for the student awards, the entrant must be enrolled in a college or post-secondary school within the confines of Minnesota region. A full time student must carry 12 semester hours. Students are eligible to qualify for student awards provided that they are also: a) a member of MNPPA and/or TCPPA, and b) have complied with official rules. Student entrants are not eligible for Vendor awards or for any other MNPPA or TCPPA awards but qualify for the Student of the Year Award.
The print chairperson and/or board have the right to question the category of any entry. The judges have the option to change the classification and their decision is final.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES ALLOWED: You may submit any combination of albums or individual images. Seniors Folios is an additional category and does not count as a print case entry for awards. There is an additional entry fee the senior folio category.
All digital files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi). Each file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. Total file size should not exceed 10 MB.
TRADITIONAL ALBUM ENTRY:
DIGITAL ALBUM ENTRY:
Only printed entries are eligible for awards as per rules defined above. View the awards to be presented here -
Any questions pertaining to the rules or the competition may be directed to Lisa Asp: email@example.com | 952-303-3619