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Education is the key to PPW!  

We have several events yearly that offer incredible speakers on various topics to help the professional photographer.

The Spring Educational Conference is around April and provides the association's members an event to come together to enjoy old and new friends. The day before this event our Annual Image Competition takes place. Hired judges are brought in to judge and critique our images with the 12 Elements of Merited Print as a guide. 

We hold a Fall Event around October to give a stimulating break from the photographer's busy season of High School seniors and families, for example. 

During the year, each PPW District holds meetings four times a year in the their area. To learn about these events besides here on our website, The Washington Photographer Journal comes out four times a year. Within the pages of the journal, you will also learn about the workings of PPW and informational articles about our industry. 

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Coming Events

Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Heads and Tails Photography 28 W Indiana Ave Suite C, Spokane, WA 99205

    Photography Holiday Gathering

    Plan to join your fellow local photographers in the PPW Eastern District on Thursday, Dec 8th @ Heads and Tails Photography from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm, located at 28 W Indiana Ave Suite C, Spokane, WA 99205

    Come and celebrate the end of a very good year for our district. You are invited to bring your spouse or a fellow photographer you would like to introduce to PPW. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

    You can participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange ($20 Gift / Wrapped)  - the exchange is at 6:15 pm. Participation in the gift exchange is optional.

    Holiday Sweaters are encouraged, but not required. It will be a fun evening, so plan to join us!

    Questions? Contact your Eastern District Reps. Jeff Schindler and Chris Wood for more information

    Register today! 

    • 11 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • via zoom

    Hey PPW!

    PPW members and friends! Plan to celebrate the holiday with a virtual gathering across the state for a happy, holiday zoom session on Sunday, December 11th beginning at 7pm.

    Come dressed in your best holiday outfit or hat – or an amazing holiday zoom background. Grab a snack and your favorite holiday beverage as we connect, discuss how we wrap up 2022, talk about plans for 2023 – including our Spring Conference Innovate, this year on the westside of the state.

    This is just a good way to connect- without worry about the winter weather keeping us apart and enjoy the time together.

    Register by clicking here and we will ‘see’ you on Zoom!

    Register Today to get the zoom link!

    See you all there!

    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Vault 177, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline, WA

    NW DIST: Holiday Hangout

    PPW NW District Photographers! Take an afternoon away from your final holiday push and join your District friends for some fun and fellowship!

    We will start out the afternoon at Vault 177 @ 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline, WA (in same building as Spin Alley Bowling) for some yummy comfort food. Then - if it’s dry-ish outside - we’ll head 5 minutes down the road for a Richmond Beach sunset. Bundle up for that!

    Bring your camera if you want. There’s no formal instruction for this event, just a nice afternoon with your peers.

    For additional information – Contact Lara Grauer NW Dist Rep.

    Register Today!

    • 22 Jan 2023
    • 25 Jan 2023
    • Nashville

    Register for PPA's Imaging USA

    Make plans now to attend this one-of-a-kind event and see for yourself exactly why this is our industry's can't-miss event.

    Join us January 22 - 24, 2023 in Nashville, TN.

    • 29 Jan 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Via Zoom

    We will be meeting via Zoom on Jan 29 at 1pm

    Reports and motions are due on Jan 14th.

    Board meetings are open to all members. Board members, please, register so we know you are coming.

    Thank you!


    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Western Washington

    Program Refund/Cancellation Policies: Withdrawal from attending may be made by written request no later than 30 calendar days prior to the event and is subject to a $50 administration fee. Withdrawal fewer than 30 calendar days prior to the event is non-refundable. PPW reserves the right to cancel courses or refuse admission to any attendee. In case of a cancellation by PPW, the attendee will receive a full refund. Returned checks incur a $25 service fee. 

PPW Annual Educational Conference

Every year PPW hosts an Annual Educational Conference and Image Competition.  In addition to learning from the masters, we provide fun and fellowship with our Fun Party Auction which raises money to allow PPW to give out scholarships every year. To honor those who earned enough merits, we present them with Membership Medallions at our President's Banquet. At this event we also reveal who won trophies from the Image Competition. Good times and definitely something to not miss! Keep checking back to learn about our upcoming Spring Conference.

PPW  Image Competition

If photography is an important part of your life, don't miss the biggest PPW event of the year!

Entering your state competition is one of the best ways to push yourself to be more. You'll learn where you stand—how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, and start incorporating them into your daily photography. You'll learn what it takes to create a merit image and if you stick with it, you may be a Trophy or Award Winner. To see what they are check them out on Trophy & Award Goals.

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