Print competition for the members of PPC in 2013 will be very exciting. For the first time in the history of PPC, there will be 2 District competitions next year. The first competition will be in February and the second will be in August (in conjunction with Pro Photo Expo). Why is this happening? Since PPC changed their dates for Pro Photo Expo from winter to summer, we have had to change the sequence of competitions to stay within the competition calendar of PPA. The PPA International competition is held each summer and PPC has to conduct their competition prior to the PPA judging
The February District competition will be for the 2012/2013 competition year. The August District competition will be for the 2013/2014 competition year. This will only happen next year. All following years, we will only have one District competition and that will be conducted during our annual conference in August.
The district competition is hosted by PPC, but run by PPA. All entrants will have the opportunity to earn the PPA Seal of Approval. The competition this year (2012) was a district event. We will hold our state competition in conjunction with the district event. The same categories will be judged and awards will be selected by the PPA qualified jurors. The award ceremony for both competitions will be held at the 2013 Pro Photo Expo in Pasadena.
As print chairman for these events, it is my responsibility to keep our members informed. You will receive email notices, on a regular basis about the print competition containing important updates. If you have any questions, please email me.
Tim Mathiesen M.Photog.Cr. F-ASP, FPPC
For entry and competition dates, rules and more information on this year’s Western District Print Competition visit our Print Competition page