Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lisa's image won merits at the International Photographic Competitio, three images went loan

I (Lisa) entered IPC (International Photographic Competition) this year (second time entering in PPA) as I am working on my Masters Degree.

Five of my Images earned merits and three of those five earned an additional merit and a spot in the Loan Collection.

1007 (of 5,700 total submitted entries) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best.

Congratulations to everyone whose images were selected for the 2016 PPA General and Loan Collections! Click here to see the 2016 IPC Results

A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1007 were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press.

All accepted images will also be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition at Imaging USA, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 8-10, 2017.

You’re competing with PPA members from across the globe now and this ain’t a competition playground: this level of competition (the IPC) actually involves two judgings.

The first one determines if your images are merit-worthy (yeah, that’s industry-speak to say you made the first cut). If they are, you earn a second judging, which could possibly earn you an additional merit and a spot in the Loan Collection (our way of saying that your work is the “best of the best”). Images that earn a Seal of Approval at the district level are also considered for the Loan Collection, and are published in the annual Loan Collection book AND exhibited at Imaging USA.
Participating in the IPC can help you earn your PPA degree: earn enough merits and you’ll earn a Master of Photography degree in no time.

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