Photographic Competition Results | Award Winning Mount Horeb, WI Photographer

International Photographic Competition has come to a close and the results are in! I'm proud to say 3 out of 4 of my entries were accepted into PPA's general merit category and 1 of those entries was accepted into PPA's Loan Collection! This should give me enough merits to apply and earn my Master Photographer's degree, a goal that I've continued through the good and the tough of the last 5 years!

For those who don't know... This is like a Photographer's Olympics. We've all been working hours and days on these images to get them ready for competition. Many of us begin competing at the state or regional level, moving up to district level, and then to IPC, making adjustments to our entries along the way. As photographers come together from around the world to compete we are glued to our computers as it’s streaming live online. A panel of professional photographers judge the images on 12 principles, giving it an average score, 80 or above merit. (Like winning a medal!) At IPC, post normal judging, the merited images are judged again to be accepted into the best of the best or "PPA's Loan Collection"
This is the greatest educational experience a photographer can get. ‪#‎PPA‬ ‪#‎IPCLive‬ Congrats to all those that entered, you're all so inspiring and I'm so lucky to have so many great friends to compete with. AND so thankful for all of you who still treasure the art of a photograph and make my career a reality.
Soon to be Master Photographer,
Krystal :)
Here are the 12 PPA principles entries are judged on.

Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2016 International Photographic Competition will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

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, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 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.

These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

About PPA: 
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists nearly 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at
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