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Trophy Goals (including Merits and Definitions)

PPW trophies and merits are available to PPW members. One print merit is awarded to images scoring 76 and above. All PPW trophies are worth one merit. Reference trophy definitions for specific requirements.  Click here for printable pdf

PHOTOGRAPHIC OPEN DIVISION

Photographic Open - In this Division the entrant must have captured and created the image and all the elements. If elements of the image are not created by the maker the image should be entered into the Artist Division. See Official Rules for complete Photographic Open details. 

‘Best of’ Trophies Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors. Open to all PPW Members.

Portrait Categories

Animal - Portrait of an animal

Child - Portrait of a child usually under the age of 16

Group - Portrait of 2 or more people of any age and/or gender

Woman - Portrait of a woman, seniors can be included

Man - Portrait of a man, seniors can be included

Unclassified - Any portrait that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable for but not limited to conceptual portraits, composites and digital paintings.

Album* - Consists of portrait and story-telling albums

Wedding Categories

Bride - Portrait of a bride

Groom - Portrait of a groom

Group - Portrait of 2 or more people from a wedding

Candid - Portrait of a candid wedding moment

Unclassified - Any wedding portrait that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable for but not limited to conceptual portraits, composites and digital paintings.

Album* - Consists of wedding album

Illustrative Categories

Landscape - Image of seascapes, cityscapes, landscapes, ariel, and sunsets with or without people.

Architectural/IndustrialImage including building exteriors, interiors, architecture and structures, including industrial environments.

Photojournalism Image of any subject matter that could be used for publication, including story telling, action sports, street scenes or documentary.

Commercial/Illustration Image of any subject matter that could be used commercially for advertising including product photography.

Unclassified - Any Illustrative image that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable but not limited to conceptual images, composites and digital paintings.

Album* - Consists of any illustrative subject matter

‘Best Overall’ Trophies - Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors. Only Washington residents are eligible.

Best Portrait Entry: Best overall portrait from the Portrait Category  

Best Wedding Entry: Best overall wedding portrait from the Wedding Category

Best Illustrative Entry: Best overall illustrative image from the Illustrative Category


Aggregate Trophies - Requires a minimum score of 76 on each image and are determined by the highest aggregate case score in each category. Only Washington State residents are eligible.
Ken Whitmire Trophy - Portrait Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Portrait Category

Bruce Hudson Trophy - Wedding Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Wedding Category

Steve Conner Trophy - Illustrative Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Illustrative Category

Duncan MacNab Trophy - Best Mixed Case: Highest aggregate score with a mixed case (not all images in the same category)

Berny Workman Trophy - Best New Entrant Case: Highest aggregate score from a first time entrant. This trophy includes the Alma Gray Scholarship in the amount of $250

Washington Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score from the Photographic Open Division

*Albums will be combined and judged as one category. One trophy will be awarded.


ARTIST DIVISION

Artist Division - In this Division the entries may be created in various artistic mediums. Photographs may be used in this category in creating an entry, but it is not a requirement. Entries may include freehand drawing or painting in traditional or digital applications. Entries can include stock photography, photographs, or artwork from other artist (s) with written consent to use those sources. Guide images must be included on the face of the entry. See Official Rules for complete Artist details.

Portrait Category Consists of subjects of any gender, age and grouping including animals and wedding portraits. 

Illustrative CategoryConsists of commercial, fine art, abstract, conceptual and non photographic elements.

Restoration CategoryConsists of any subject matter that requires repair and restoration due to surface print damage, color fade, color correction, focus, grain, the extension of an image, missing parts, stains, water damage, etc.

‘Best Overall’ Trophies - Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors. Open to all PPW Members.

Best Portrait Entry: Best overall portrait from the Portrait Category

Best Illustrative Entry: Best overall illustrative image from the Illustrative Category

Best Restoration Entry: Best overall image for the Restoration Category

Aggregate Trophies -  Requires a minimum score of 76 on each image and are determined by the highest aggregate case score in each category. Only Washington State residents are eligible.

Washington Artist of the Year: Highest aggregate score from the Artist Division


TROPHIES FROM BOTH PHOTOGRAPHIC OPEN AND ARTIST DIVISIONS:

Gary Jentoft Trophy - Best of Show: Best single entry from both the Photographic Open and Artist Divisions as determined by the Jurors. Only Washington state residents are eligible. 

People’s Choice Trophy - Voted on by the people from both the Photographic Open and Artist Divisions. Requires a minimum score of 76 and only Washington State residents are eligible.

ACI Image of Excellence** - Highest scoring physical print and ACI lab credit, if winning image was printed using their lab. 

Animal Image Makers (AIM)** - The AIM trophy is to be awarded to the PPW member with the highest scoring animal image in the competition.  If there is a tie, judges will decide on the winning entry.  Winning entry must have a score of at least 80 to qualify. 

Fuji Masterpiece **- 80 or above, physical print using Fuji paper - Jurors select (entry form required)

ASP Elite** - 80 or above, highest scoring image from an ASP (American Society of Photographers) member

PPA CPP** - Highest scoring image from a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) member

**Awards/trophies are given at their discretion and entrants must meet requirements to be eligible. To be considered for these awards please follow their rules and also check the appropriate box during the entry process in printcompetition.com 



other honors

Judge’s Choice Ribbons Judge’s Choice Ribbons are awarded to the image each juror feels is most deserving of recognition – regardless of how the imaged scored. Any image accepted for exhibition is eligible. Only one Judge’s Choice ribbon is allowed per image. Recipients must be PPW a member.

Honor Court Honor Court is automatically awarded to entries with an 87 or above. Recipients must be PPW a member.


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