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IMAGE COMPETITION- FEB 19TH, 2018 1PM

The South Plains PPA Image Competition will be on Feb 19th, 2018. You do not need to be a SPPPA member to participate.

This year we are an approved PPA judging site which means that we follow the same rules and guidelines set forth by PPA. What this means for you is that the jurors have met certain criteria and you will receive valuable feedback on your images moving forward to state, district and IPC. Our panel will consist of 5 jurors and a Jury Chairman who are ether IPC approved jurors or those who in the training process through PPA's judging course. *Awards will be given to the top 3 in each category and each entrant will be eligible for great door prizes from our vendors and sponsors.

The competition will begin at 1pm on Monday Feb, 19th at the 50 Yard Line.

To learn more about the 12 elements and what makes a merit image click here.

 

 

2018 JURORS

Phaneendra Gudapati M.Photog.Cr CPP

Sally Kolar

M.Photog. CPP ASP Fellow

Kari Douma

 M.Photog.Cr CPP

Steve Kozak -

M.Photog.Cr CPP

Larry Lourcey

M.Photog.M Artist CPP

Don Dickson - JC

M.Photog.Cr CPP

RULES & SCORING

Thank you for entering print competition. This is a great resource to expand your skills as an artist. Cost is $35 for up to 4 entries and $5 for each additional entry with a max of 10. This year we are also adding critiques of your case for an additional $25 per case. Good Luck!

*Awards will be given for the top three images in each category along with a Best of show trophy for the Overall Best entry. (Judges will choose awards). For every entry, regardless of category or score, is eligible for random drawing of door prizes including a FREE PPA membership, Imaging USA 2019 pass, lab credits and more!

*Only SPPPA members will be eligible for awards and prizes. Join SPPPA here.

 

1. Entries submitted must be entrants own work.

2. Entries that have previously scored 80 or more at any other competition are not eligible for entry.

3. All entries will submitted digitally. Must be 4000px on the long side, sRGB color space and JPEG format. File not to exceed 5MB

3. For wedding, commercial, illustrative and portrait categories, all elements must be created by the entrant. Artwork is permissible in theses categories, including compositing, as long as all photographic elements used were created by the entrant.

4. Entries in the Electronic category may use any source image, even if the entrant did not create it and guide images are mandatory.

5. Deadline to enter is Friday Feb 16th, 2018

6. Any one may enter. You do not have to be a SPPPA member to participate. However, only SPPPA members will be eligible for awards and prizes

7. Entrant may enter up to 10 images and each entry can be in any of the 5 categories:

-Portrait: Image of a person or animal.

-Wedding: Any image of a wedding party member or wedding event.

-Commercial: Image used for advertising purposes. maybe food, product, architectural, aerial, editorial.

-Illustrative: Still life, pictorials and abstracts.

-Electronic: Composites, restorations, digital paintings. Guide images required.

 

Scoring:

95-100  EXCEPTIONAL

90-94  SUPERIOR

85-89  EXCELLENT

80-84  MERIT

75-79  ABOVE AVERAGE

70-74  AVERAGE

65-69  BELOW STANDARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.) Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.

2.) Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.

3.) Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.

4.) Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.

5.) Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.

6.) Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used, either physical or digital, should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.

7.) Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.

8.) Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.

9.) Lighting —the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.

10.) Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.

11.) Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.

12.) Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.

12 Elements:(see below for definitions

IMPACT

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

CREATIVITY

STYLE

COMPOSITION

PRESENTATION

COLOR BALANCE

CENTER OF INTEREST

LIGHTING

SUBJECT MATTER

TECHNIQUE

STORYTELLING

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Cris Duncan, Executive Director

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