Big Changes for 2019


The 2019 edition of the Annual PPANM Photographic Competition has undergone some changes in the rules and awards.  Here are the important highlights:

  • New for 2019:  A new Creative Open category under the Photographic Open competition was created to allow images that have additional elements not created by the maker.  Please note: all elements NOT created by the maker must be shown in a guide image.
  • New for 2019:  Entries of the same subject in multiple images will be allowed, as long as the images are entirely different. (Background, location, clothing, and concept).
  • New for 2019:  Entrants can now enter a maximum of eight entries in any combination of Photographic Open, Artist or Album entries into the competition as a single case.

Multiple Albums may be entered:  In the past, we only allowed one album entry, but we are now allowing multiple albums to be entered.  Each album will count as “one entry” in a digital “case”.  A “case” may contain up to eight entries.

PPANM has two divisions in our competition to include the Photographic Open category and the Master Artist category.  Entrants can now enter a maximum of eight entries in any combination of Photographic Open, Artist or Album entries into the competition as a single case.

The Photographic Open category serve those who compete with prints or digital files created by traditional photographic processes as well as those captured electronically with a digital camera or scanner.

The Master Artist category serves those who compete with their skills in the PPA Master Artist Category using prints or digital files.  This creates the opportunity for Artist images to be judged separately from the Photographic Open category.

The maximum number of entries in a case has changed from five to eight.  This will give members a chance to gain feedback on additional images and to compete for newly created awards.   A maximum of eight entries in any combination of Photographic Open, Artist or Album entries be submitted into the competition in a single case.

A new Non-Event Album entry was created.  This new category is for albums of images that do not qualify under the Event Album Category.

Changes for the “Top Ten Cases” and the “Highest Scoring Image”
The Highest Scoring Case Award will be determined by average score of all images and albums in a case containing at least 4 images.

New Recorded Critiques
You can now order a recorded judge’s critique for $10 per image requested.  This is a great way to get personal feedback for your images.

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