Will be hosting a very special image competition at our monthly meeting. Our meeting will start promptly at 7:00PM with a program by Master Photographer, Steve Bergano, outlining the fundamentals of professionally-sanctioned image competitions. In this one time only event both members and non-members of PPGNY are invited to submit their images for scoring and review. Images will be judged by a panel of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Master photographers and every image entered, whether by a member or non-member, will receive well-qualified commentary and critique aimed towards improving the entrant’s photographic skills. All PPGNY member submissions will be eligible for “Best In Show”, “First”, “Second”, and “Third” place awards in each category and scores will count towards your 2016 annual total, used in determining the yearly awards presented at the annual Talent Exchange Program (TEP). Non-members will receive honorable mention for any images scoring 80 or above however they will not be eligible to receive any competition awards presented that evening, even if their images score higher than a member’s image. If a non-member elects to join PPGNY within 30 days after the image competition, their points will be credited towards their 2016 yearly total used to determine the organization’s annual awards.
There will be three categories of images for this competition:
Images will be judged according to the established guidelines of PPA and it’s affiliate member organizations. Images will be judged based on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image: Impact, Technical Excellence, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Center of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Technique and Story Telling. The image will be awarded a final score that is an average of the scores awarded by three individual judges. Images are scored to a maximum possible point score of 100 points as follows:
PPGNY members may enter up to six (6) images in the competition. No more than four (4) images may be submitted in any one image category (Portrait, Event or Illustrative). Non-Members are invited to enter a total of four (4) images in any category/categories they choose. Images should be sent as an email attachment to Competition Director,
Michael ONeill at: Oneillfineart@aol.com
Your email subject line should read “PPGNY Image Competition Entry”. Only one image per email is allowed. If you are submitting more than one image you must send each image in it’s own individual email. Upon receipt of your image(s) you will receive a one word acknowledgement email stating “Received”.
(1-Category)_(2-Image Title)_(3-First and Last Name)_(4-Status).jpg
Each numbered item must be separated by an underscore ( _ )
Image Title Examples:
Images must be sent in .JPG format in either sRGB or Adobe RGB color space. Images MUST be sized at 2048 pixels on the longest edge (including any border or digital mat) and saved at quality level 10 in Photoshop. This will generally yield an image size of between 800KB to 1.4MB in size depending upon the subject matter of your image. Seasoned contestants generally create a border or digital mat around their images. This is acceptable and highly recommended. PPGNY will attempt to adjust any improperly sized or profiled images submitted but will accept no responsibility for their resultant display quality.