Professional Photographers of America Extends Entry Deadline for International Photographic Competition

Professional Photographers of America Extends Entry Deadline for International Photographic Competition


Atlanta, GA—Professional Photographers of America (PPA) extended the deadline for submissions to the International Photographic Competition (IPC) to give more photographers the opportunity to enter. Photographers now have until July 10, 2015 to enter their images, with an additional late fee for processing. The competition is open to all photographers.

The IPC challenges photographers to grow their artistic and technical photography skills by creatively capturing and presenting their best images—and by doing so, improving their businesses. While the competition is open to all, PPA gives photographers the opportunity to earn merits toward photography degrees.

To enter, photographers submit prints, electronic files and physical and/or digital albums to be judged by a panel of photographic experts. Competitors must designate the category under which each image is being submitted. The categories include: portrait, illustrative and album (event and nonevent).

Images that earn merits will move on to a second round of judging, which could possibly earn an additional merit and a place in PPA’s Loan Collection. These images are compiled into a book, published by Marathon Press, and showcased in a special exhibit at Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Just over 900 images (roughly 18%) went loan last year.

In addition, critiques from IPC judges will be available upon request as a way to help participants find areas of improvement and prepare for future photo competitions.

Competitors must submit their images by midnight, July 10, 2015. Physical print entry cases must be received within seven days of the entry deadline. The judging will be streamed live August 3–6.

For more information on submission criteria and how to enter, visit

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is an international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 28,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success.