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PhotoPro Network Print Competition Results 2017

Digital Competition Winners

Wedding Category 

2nd Place "Fall" In Love - Jessica Heffinger

1st "Place Portrait of a Bride" - Warrena Barnerd


Portrait Category

3rd Place "Ivory Elegance" - Lindsay Nalley

2nd Place "The Virtuoso" Amanda Cantrell

1st Place "Singing a Love Song" - Warrena Barnerd


Gallery Category

3rd Place "Look at Me" Warrena Barnerd

2nd Place "American Made" Lindsay Nalley

1st Place "Ahead of the Storm" - Warrena Barnerd


Overall Best Digital Image

"Singing A Love Song" - Warrena Barnerd



Print Competition

Album

Best Album "Engaged on the Dark Side" - Michael Novo

Wedding 

Wedding Open Winner "Her Day" - Cindy Dover

Wedding Couple Winner "Accent Pieces" - Michael Novo

Best in Wedding "Accent Pieces" - Michael Novo

Portrait

Open Portrait Winner "The Edge of Confidence" - Natalie Howard

Childern Winner "OMG! Granny's Teeth!" - Brent Lewis

High School Senior Winner "Mack the Knife" - Charles Hutchinson

Best in Portrait Winner "Bear Hugs" - Jen Hargrove

Kodak Gallery

Landscape Winner "Barren Beauty" - Jaki Miller

Illustrative Winner "Goldie's Untold Story" - Natalie Howard

Digital Artistry

Winner "Spring Kaleidoscope Fun" - Jennifer Palumbo

Best Gallery Winner "Goldie's Untold Story" - Natalie Howard

Horizon Award for Portrait "Bear Hugs" - Jen Hargrove

Horizon Award for Gallery "Sunset Stroll" Kim Dalton

Overall Horizon Award "Lazy Day" - Jen Hargrove

Bob Walden Award "Life's Been Touch But He's Been Tougher" 

Brent Lewis

Specialist Awards

Wedding Specialist - Cindy Dover

Wedding Couple Specialist - Michael Novo

Portrait Open Specialist - Jen Hargrove

Children's Portrait Specialist - Brent Lewis

High School Senior Portrait Specialist - Charles Hutchinson

Landscape Specialist - Jaki Miller

Illustrative Specialist - Natalie Howard

Digital Artistry Specialist - Jennifer Palumbo

Album Specialist - Micheal Novo

Fuji Masterpiece Award Wedding - "Engaged on the Dark Side 

Michael Novo

Fuji Masterpiece Portrait "OMG! Granny's Teeth!" Brent Lewis

Lexjet Sunset Award "Autumn Cascades" - Jaki Miller

CPP Award "Barren Beauty" - Jaki Miller

ASP "Little Raja" - Kristin Bivins

People's Choice "Goldie's Untold Story" - Natalie Howard

Best in Show "The Edge of Confidence" - Natalie Howard

Top Ten Photographers

Cindy Dover, Elaine Hughes, Charles Hutchinson, Michael Novo, 

Lindsey Boler,Kisten Bivins, Jennifer Palumbo, Brent Lewis,

Jaki Miller,  Jen Hargrove.

PPN Photographer of the Year

Brent Lewis



      

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New for 2017

Two Competition Options

                                               

New For 2017

     Digital Image Competition       January 25, 2017

Digital Competition is ONLY open to those who are

first time entrants or those who have never scored an

80 in competition. Digital entrants will be eligible for the 

digital awards. If you would like to be eligible for the big

prizes you will need to enter the

Physical Print Competition.

Judging begins Wednesday, January 25, 2017

from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marriott River Center

in Covington, Ky. All times are EST.

DIGITAL ENTRIES are $20 each.

You may only enter either print or digital. 

You may not enter both.

Click here to download Digital Rules


Print Competition and Exhibition January 26, 2017

All Prints for the Print Competiton & Exhibition is 

PHYSICAL PRINTS ONLY!

You must be a current PPN member. Print cases must be

shipped or hand delivered by the deadlines in the rules.

All entrants are eligible for tons of fun prizes, regardless

of your print scores!

Judging begins Thursday, January 26, 2017 

from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Marriott River Center

in Covington, Ky. All times are EST.

PHYSICAL PRINT ENTRIES are $15 each.

You may only enter either print or digital.

You may not enter both.

Click here to download Print Rules


REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE PHOTOPRO NETWORK TO ENTER EITHER THE DIGITAL OR PHYSICAL PRINT COMPETITION!  Please check your membership profile to see if you need to renew in order to be eligible!


Online Registration Opens on December 15, 2017

To register go to 

printcompetition.com 

select PPN

  All entries must register at print competition.com before shipping or hand-delivering!


PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH THE DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL PRINTS WILL BE SUBMITTED AND UPLOADED WHEN YOU REGISTRATION, BUT ALL PHYSCIAL PRINTS MUST BE SHIPPED OR HAND DELIVERED BY THE DEADLINES STIPULATED IN THE RULES



CHECK OUT THIS GREAT TUTORIAL ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PRINT COMPETITION IMAGES! KEYSTROKE, MATTING, ETC.

PRINT COMPETITION TUTORIAL


Entry Deadlines:

All Registrations Must Be Completed at printcompetition.com (select PPN) before Shipping or Hand-Delivering!  Online registration opens on December 15, 2016. 


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 1:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME.  

JUST REMEMBER THAT PHYSICAL PRINT CASES ARE STILL DUE VIA SHIPMENT TO JENNIFER (SEE BELOW) BY  8 P.M. MONDAY, JANUARY 23 

OR HAND-DELIVERED TO THE MARRIOTT RIVERCENTER IN COVINGTON BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 1 P.M. on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 (Covington Room).  Call Rosemary at 502.641.0744 if you need help finding the room on Wednesday.

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Shipped cases must be received by 8 p.m. EST on Monday, January 23, 2017.  Please DO NOT SHIP THEM WITH SIGNATURE REQUIRED!

SHIP TO:

Photo Pro Network Print Competition
Attn. Jennifer Palumbo, Print Co-Chair
120 Pheasant Run
Nicholasville, KY 40356


OR IF YOU LIVE IN THE LOUISVILLE, KY AREA, YOU MAY ALSO HAND-DELIVER YOUR PRINT CASE TO ROSEMARY (2017 Alta Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205) BY 8 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Hand-delivered submissions must be received between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Marriott River Center (COVINGTON ROOM).  CALL ROSEMARY AT 502-641-0744 IF YOU NEED HELP FINDING THE ROOM.

Cases that are to be shipped back to the image maker MUST INCLUDE a FEDEX or UPS account inside the print case so that we can ship your case back to you.  NO COD's or calling the image maker for payment!  Thank you for your cooperation.

All prints must be permanently mounted on mount board or foam core board. The image ITSELF (meaning what is being judged) must be no less than 80 square inches and a maximum of 480 square inches with the longest dimension no longer than 24 inches (equivalent to an 8x10, but can certainly be bigger). Suggested entry size with matting and image is 16x20, but can be smaller.

A jpeg file must be uploaded for each entry. The image should be saved as a level 12 jpeg with the title as the filename. Example: Pretty_In_Pink.jpg. Please re-size the image to 4000 pixels on the longest edge. 


 Please note there is no longer a State Level Kodak Gallery Award as of 2017.  


Fuji Masterpiece Award




Fujifilm is offering the Fuji Masterpiece Award in the wedding and portrait divisions this year.  Entries must be printed on Fuji paper, and the image cannot have previously won a Fuji Award--it also must score at least an 80. Use these labels on the back of your prints to claim eligibility.


FUJI MASTERPIECE AWARD RULES AND GUIDELINES


Lexjet Sunset Award


   


Awarded at PPA events and other regional and state competitions, the Sunset Print Award is your chance to shine and win valuable prizes!  Entries must be printed on Lexjet printers/paper, and the image cannot have previously won a Sunset Award--it also must score at least an 80. Use these labels on the back of your prints to claim eligibility.


The Sunset Print Award, "Best Print in Exhibition," is offered at 2017 print competitions where a minimum of 50 prints are entered into PPA styled judged competitions. Most are hosted by PPA Region and State member organizations. the judging, selection and presentation are done by the hosting organization in accordance with the published Rules and Qualifications for the Sunset Award.

The award includes:

  • A crystal Sunset trophy
  • Lapel-pin
  • A roll/box of Sunset media.
Here are the RULES for the Lexjet Sunset Print Award for prints printed on LexJet printers:

  • All inkjet-printed entries are eligible to win the “Best Print in Exhibition” Sunset award
  • Entries need not be printed on Sunset inkjet media to win, but must be inkjet-printed
  • An image must be submitted and be judged as a print
  • The image must score > 80 points during the PPA-style judging
  • The image must be chosen from the 10 highest scoring prints in the competition
  • The image cannot have won a Sunset award previously
  • The image must adhere to all rules and qualifications of the host print competition
  • The entrant must have all releases and permission of all subjects appearing in the image

FOLLOW SUNSET ON FACEBOOK!


https://www.facebook.com/sunsetprint

Lexjet Sunset Labels


Sunset Website




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Why should I enter print competition?

Print competition teaches you about composition, impact, print quality, lighting and small things you may not see in your work that can be made better. It is a great way to stretch yourself as a photographer to become better in your daily work. Also, it is an essential part of earning photographic degrees on both the state and national level.




What are the judges looking for?
Judges have a set of rules and guidelines set by PPA to follow when judging. Go to the PPA website to learn more about these guidelines. There are trends and themes that rise and fall in popularity so attending and entering competition will help you learn the latest of these trends.


 The Twelve Elements of a Merit Image, pdf/power point presentation

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