International Photographic Competition Live Programming 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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PPA will live stream the judging of the International Photographic Competition, July 30-August 2.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) will live stream the judging of the International Photographic Competition (IPC), July 30- August 2 on This year will also feature the IPC Live broadcast, which will have twice-daily live interviews and Q+As to supplement the judging stream, July 31-August 2nd, 2017.

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 11:00amEST and 2:00pmEST. 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, Monday, July 31 through Wednesday, August 2. 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 attend 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.

During the competition, 33 IPC jurors from across the United States will select the top photographs from this year’s 5,772 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 Nashville, TN, Jan. 14-16, 2018, 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, available on Facebook Live 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:

Judging Livestream( Sunday, July 30, 4pm-6pm ET; Monday, July 31, 8:30am-6pm ET; Tuesday, Aug. 1, 8:30am-6pm ET; Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8:30am to Finish

IPC Live broadcast hosted by Booray Perry: Monday, July 31, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm ET; Tuesday, Aug.1, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm ET; Wednesday, Aug. 2, 11:00 am ET

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 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

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