2019 PPOC is again leading the way in EDUCATION and Image Competition Experience! This year we are introducing PrintCompetition.com. PPOC does not require a Printcompetition.com premium membership to submit images.
- Simplify the entry process - No more re-entry of contact info
- Allow you to enter PPOC and PPC under the same account (Separate Entry Fee's still apply)
- Allow for you to review your IC Score History
Premium Enrollment will allow for;
- Audio Commentary
- Access to over 24K images to review and learn from
- See Printcompetition.com for full details
- If you cannot attend multiple without an approved proxy you may be disqualified for that evenings event without refund and/or year end awards. Questions comment that prevent you form attending contact I.C. at ppoc.org
Do be prepared to see a new site at time of entry.
Image Comp review:New for 2019, two weeks prior How to image comp. Submit your favorite images (up to six at $10 each). for a panel critique and image markup/edit to show your images hidden potential that can give your images a improved chance of meriting during image competition. This is an open discussion. Edits cannot be saved. PPOC rules state must be direct by image maker.
Individual must be present at the image competition to receive merit for submitted imageFollow the printcompetition.com guidelines to submit your images
Be sure to read submission details as several categories now require raw files along with your final JPG's
The traditional Portrait category is for studio and/or environmental images created using studio light and/or sunlight supplements with additional light or modifiers. The only retouching allowed would be basic wrinkle removal, clean up of bags under eyes or lighting dark areas around the eyes. Also, removal of skin blemishes, cleanup of eyes/catch lights and skin smoothing. Dodging and burning are also allowed.
What is not allowed would be any change that requires head swaps, background changes (included green screen swap), color changes, adding additional elements that were not part of the original exposure. Any element that is not part of the original exposure is not permitted.
Think of what you can do with-in Adobe Light Room without having image moved to Photoshop or using non-native filters. Photoshop and other editing are allowed. Final decision rests with the I.C. Staff.
Fine Art Portrait: Any portrait that is created primarily in post or has an extensive amount of Post Production or Computer Artistry Elements included with it.
Portrait High School: High School Junior/Senior for graduation. Studio, environmental or composited image.
Portrait Children: Ages 16 and under. Including baby.
Pet Photography: Main subject Living. (non-human). studio or environmental. Can be in a composite.Commercial: Industrial, table-top, advertising, stock, architectural, and aerial images. If there is a tear-sheet of the image, please you may submit it on line at time of entry.
Computer Artistry Creative: Subject non-living. An electronically manipulated photographic image. Thumb nail images suggested. For further definition see below. *Open: any image which does not fit in one of the above categories.
* Photo Journalism definitions:
Photojournalism is intended to show the makers Camera Technical Skills. Images into this category should tell a story as it happens at that moment in time. The maker should not have control of the situation, subjects, wardrobe or surroundings captured in the image. Requires raw file.
Editing should maintain the integrity of the photographic image's content and context. Do not manipulate images or add or alter in any way that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects.
No images in part or in whole may be added or removed to/from the original capture. Only cropping that does not change the original context of the image is allowed.
Only color correction, dodge/burn, and conversion to B&W which does not change the original context of the image will be accepted.
The original captured file (RAW/JPG) may be requested before or after judging.
2019 Update - PPOC will accept only one image from a series for meriting purposes. If another image from that series has merited at another higher affiliate please do not submit it here at PPOC, It will be moved to the Critique ONLY CATEGORY AND ANY MERIT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED for that image(s) if more than one from that series has been submitted to PPOC.
You must pay your fee to submit your images through our online form. Go HERE to pay your entry fees and submit your images.