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PPW State Photographic Competition Info

2018 Judging Dates: March 4 & 5, 2018 in Gig Harbor two weeks before conference.

Registration Dates (without late fee): January 15, 2018 - February 27, 2018 (by 5pm ET)

PPW State Photographic Open Competition Rules
PPW State Artist Competition Rules - NEW THIS YEAR!!!

For all PPW Competition Forms for entering prints.

For PPW Open Photographic Trophy or Award categories:

Trophies are: 

  • - PPW Portrait Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Portrait Div. 
  • - R.R. Hutchison Trophy: Best single entry from the Portrait Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • - PPW Wedding Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Wedding Division 
  • - Best Wedding Portrait Trophy: Best single entry in the Wedding Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • - Roger Dudley Trophy: Best single entry from the Commercial Div. 
  • - Charles Libby Trophy: Best single entry from the Pictorial Category 
  • - Chow Chen Yang Trophy (also known as CC Yang): PPW Commercial Photographer of the Year having the Highest aggregate score in the Commercial Division. 
  • - Russ Clift Trophy: Best Mixed Case (split entry) aggregate score – must include such combinations as portrait/commercial or portrait/wedding, commercial/wedding or portrait/wedding/commercial 
  • - Lee Merrill Trophy People’s Choice Award: Given to a PPW member who lives in Washington State and is voted for by PPW members. 
  • - Alma Gray Trophy: Highest aggregate score for a case from a first-time entrant. Entries can be from any division. “First-Time Entering a State or International Print Competition” must be marked on the entry form. $250 Scholarship Certificate goes along with Trophy. See Scholarship Chair for the paper document. 
  • - Best of Show Trophy: Best single print from all divisions as determined by the jurors 
  • - Jentoft Trophy: Given to the resident of Washington having the overall highest aggregate score. 

Division Awards: 

Portrait Division
Best Portrait of a Child
Best Portrait of a Group
Best Portrait of an Animal
Best Portrait of a Woman
Best Portrait of a Man
Best Portrait of a Couple
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Non-Wedding Album

Wedding Division 
Best Portrait of a Bride
Best Portrait of a Groom
Best Portrait of a Wedding Group
Best Wedding Candid
Best Portrait of a Bride & Groom
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Wedding Album 

Commercial Division
Best Pictorial (Charles Libby Award)
Best Industrial Best Architectural
Best Advertising / Illustration
Best Editorial Event or Human Interest photograph for publication
Best Aerial Best Unclassified Portrait 

For PPW Artist Trophy or Award categories: 

Artist of the Year Trophy: Best of all below divisions.

Division Awards: 

Portrait Division

  • Best of the Portrait Division 

Wedding Division

  • Best of the Wedding Division 

Commercial Division

  • Best of the Commercial Division 

Other trophies:

Corporate Awards (Kodak, Fuji, Canon, ACI etc.) are provided by the sponsors. Prints submitted by PPW members must follow the rules established by each company. Jurors determine recipient. (Click on their names to get rules for each.)

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The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348

President: Chris Wooley
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com / 509.688.7960

Vice President: Rachel Hathaway
rachelhathaway@hotmail.com / 360.961.5443

Executive Manager: Faye Johnson
   fayejohnson@comcast.net / (360) 509-6994 

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