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 printcompetition.com;
- Audio Commentary
- Access to over 24K images to review and learn from seeing other makers.
- 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
Album: A compilation of the creator’s images. *See album format below.
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. *
Computer Artistry Living: Living subject. (Subject to be real or imaged- IE dragons). An electronically manipulated photographic image. Thumb nail images suggested. For further definition see below. *
*Computer Artistry definitions:
The purpose of this competition is to allow the entrant to demonstrate their electronic imaging skill and expertise. Entries will be judged for digital, artistic and technical proficiency. Entries must have been sourced, composited, manipulated and/or produced by digital means.
Any entry that has been reproduced from an existing photograph, portrait, graphic or any other artwork produced by another person must be accompanied by permission from that maker and pasted on the back of the entry. If an entry, in the good-faith opinion of the Photographic Exhibition Committee, violates copyright, trademark or any other applicable law, that entry shall be disqualified.
Entries in this category shall include any subject (defined by category living/non-living). Entries may also include guide images.
If an entry includes guide images, they must be included on the submitted digital canvas.
Digital entries may be any shape with the longest dimension being 4,000 pixels. A horizontal canvas format is suggested if guide images are included.
Each file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998, and it must be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. Total file size should not exceed 3.5 MB.
Critique Only: Any image submitted by ASPIRING members. Two images maximum.
Nature/Landscape: Nature is defined as images where the flora and/or fauna are the dominant subject and no man-made objects are visible. Landscapes are defined as images of landscapes, seascapes, city landscapes, night landscapes being the dominant subject; people can appear in the image.
Open: any image which does not fit in one of the above categories.
Photo Journalism: Any image that captures a moment in time not of a Wedding type event. Raw files are required.at submission.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.The same rules regarding maker and image apply as set forth in image competition rules posted on our site www.ppoc.org. Follow all file specifications listed below or your entry will not be accepted for the upcoming competition.
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.
Portrait: This portrait category is for studio and/or environmental images created using studio light and/or sunlight supplements with additional light or modifiers. Photoshop and Photo-editing tools may be used for post production editing. This category is most in-line with the PPA Portrait category.Traditional Portrait (in camera): This 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. - This category intention is to highlight the in-camera creation of a portrait with minimal use of post production editing.
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.
Portrait High School: High School Junior/Senior for graduation. Studio, environmental or composited image. Males or females 16 to 18 years of age.
Portrait Children: From birth to 16 years of age.Studio, environmental or composited image.
Pet Photography: Main subject Living. (non-human). studio or environmental. Can be in a composite.Wedding: An image captured for a wedding event.
2020 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 submit your images and pay your fee to submit your images through https://printcompetition.com/.
First create a category for albums and select the type 'single-maker' album. This, when chosen by the maker, will give them a second upload tool for a single zip file of album pages. The regular upload is simply for the cover image or a representative page.
The maker should:
1) Make one zip file of jpg pages/spreads. Image size: 4000 pixels on the longest side at 200 ppi Format: JPEG quality 10.
2) Include the cover if applicable. No Studio or maker identification on images.
3) Name the jpg files using leading zeros in the page numbers. Below is an example.