Professional Photographers of America Extends International Photographic Competition Entry Deadline

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(PRWEB) June 26, 2015 -- Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has 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 to enter their images, with an additional late fee for processing.

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. The competition is open to all, but also gives PPA 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 qualified photographic experts. Competitors must designate the category under which each image is being submitted. The four categories include: portrait, illustrative and album (event and non-event).

Images that earn merits will move on to a second round of judging, which could possibly earn an additional merit and a place in the prestigious 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. Just over 900 images (roughly 18 percent) went loan last year.

Those who don’t earn merits don’t have to leave empty-handed; 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. Physical print entry cases must be received within seven days of the entry deadline. The judging will be streamed live August 3 to 6.

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

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest 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. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

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