International Photographic Competition Broadcast Live by Professional Photographers of America

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Stream of competition judging and live programming can be viewed by all, at no charge

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The live stream allows entrants to follow along with the judging in real time and let prospective competitors check out the process.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) will live stream the judging of the International Photographic Competition (IPC) , July 31- August 4 on This year will also feature, for the second time, the IPC Live broadcast, which will have twice daily live interviews and Q+A's to supplement the judging stream.

IPC Live will be hosted by prominent Florida wedding photographer, podcast host, past Imaging USA speaker, Craftsman Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer, Booray Perry. Perry will break down the IPC action with interactive interviews and discussions twice a day, at 10:15amEST and 2:15pmEST. Viewers can post questions to Facebook for Perry to answer on-air by using the hashtag #IPCLive, giving them the ability to inquire about the process as it happens. The live judging stream can be viewed by PPA members and non-members alike at no cost, Sunday, July 31 through Thursday, August 4. The public is also invited to attend the judging in person at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia beginning July 31st. There is no RSVP or fee required to attended in person or online.

The live stream allows entrants to follow along with the judging in real time and let prospective competitors check out the process. For those considering eventually entering the competition, this behind the scenes look is an opportunity to learn what the judges are looking for and remove any apprehension they might have to enter.

PPA is also encouraging photography groups around the world to host viewing parties with their photography friends. Viewers can post pictures to the PPA Facebook page,, and follow along with other studios. IPC participants will be alerted via text message when their submissions are up for judging to help ensure they don't miss seeing their images judged. Last year, roughly 1,900 users tuned in to the live stream.

During the competition, 46 IPC jurors from across the United States will select the top photographs from this year’s 5,686 total entries. Winning images enter into PPA’s General Collection or the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best in photography. The Loan Collection images will be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" special edition book by Marathon Press. Images accepted into the General and Loan Collections will also be on display at Imaging USA in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 8-10, 2017, making up one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.

To watch the judging of the International Photographic Competition, go to PPA photographers will sign in with their PPA account logins. Non-PPA members can simply register to watch the streaming at no cost with an email address. Once signed in, there are multiple judging rooms to watch (portrait, illustrative and event and non-event album) as well as the IPC Live broadcast twice each day. Viewers can switch between rooms at any time. Audio is not enabled on mobile devices. For full audio and video, please watch on a desktop computer.

The full schedule is as follows:

IPC Judging Live Stream: Sunday, July 31, 4:30pm EST-6:30pm EST; Monday, August 1- Thursday, August 4, 8:00am EST-6:00pm EST

IPC Live broadcast, hosted by Booray Perry, Cr.Photog., CPP: Monday, August 1-Thursday, August 4, 10:15am EST & 2:15pm EST

For more information, including details and directions for those interested in attending in person, head to

About PPA:
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 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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