Print Competition Details

Entry Deadline: Nov 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm

9030 East Westview Road, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124

The Image Competition is FREE to attend. If you choose not to enter this year, we encourage you to come on out just the same to experience this amazing competition first-hand. PPA (Professional Photographers of America) Affiliate Jurors will be on hand to offer their experience and knowledge on our own photographic images. It’s free to watch and learn.

Prepare up to 10 of your best images for entry. There is a $75 ($65 PPC Members) entry fee for 1 to 6 images. $10.00 for each additional image. 10 images max. Please note: The best 6 images will be used for your final scores. Some of the awards are based on your total cumulative score so it’s best to enter at least 6 images. Your top 6 scores will count if you enter more than 6!

You need not be a PPC Member to qualify for Image Competition Awards, but as an added benefit for PPC Members, 1st Place PPC Member winners will receive personalized trophies at the Awards Ceremony/Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5 pm.

Entry Fee:
$75 ($65 if PPC Member) covers entry of 1 to 6 images. (Plus $7 registration fee at if you are not a member).

NOTE: Photographer of the Year, First Time Entry, Court of Honor and Six for Six Awards are decided on the total points for ALL of your images, so enter SIX or more!

Image Categories and Awards

• Portrait

• Illustrative

• Artist

• Commercial

• Wedding

Album Event (Wedding, Engagement…)

Album Non-Event (Senior, Child, Flowers etc.)

• PLUS . . .

• Highest Score CPP (PPA Certified)

• Highest Score ASP (American Society of Photographers)

• Best of Show (Highest Score – First Place only)

• Top Ten (10 Highest Scoring Totals – All 6 of an entrants images)

• Photographer of the Year (Highest Scoring Print Case – BOTH Master & Non-Master – First Place only)

• Six for Six – When ALL of your image entries score 80 and ABOVE.


PPC follows PPA competition rules.

When entering albums as “Multi-Maker” do both makers submit the album files?

It is not necessary to do so. Both makers must be members in good standing and register the entry along with case fees.

Where can I go for registering entries? Then click on the “REGISTER” link from the menu bar. Fill in the information, as you will need to have a personal account at to submit images. Make sure you select the PPColorado button to register for the correct image competition!

Can I see my entries being judged?

Judging will begin on Sunday, November 5 at 9am and will continue until completed. It is free and open to anyone. You may also be able to stream the competition live through

What are Colorado Fellowship degrees?

You can find out more about the Fellowship Degree program by clicking

When will I know my entry score?

Your entry score will be announced immediately after the Judges scores are tabulated. If you are in the room, you will know your score. After that, your score will be posted on the website soon after the competition. You can also follow along online at Information on this feature is available on their website.

Will someone be available to help me understand my score?

Judges and Masters of Photography degree holders will be available during the convention to help you understand your score. In addition, check the 12 Elements of a Merit Image on the PPA website

How can I win an award for my entry?

Entries marked “Print of Distinction”, scoring 80 points or higher, are eligible for awards. Awards are determined by the judges or by the print score itself. These awards will be announced at the PPColorado Awards Celebration on Sunday, December 3rd at 5pm.

I’m confused about choosing an entry category…

See the list of categories above. Before submitting your registration and if you have a question, please feel free to contact Jeff Johnson at 303-921-4454 with any questions you may have.

Am I allowed to use someone else’s image in my entry?

In the Photographic Categories not only is it a violation of copyright laws, it is also strictly forbidden in the rules to use images not created by the maker. Entries should show your creativity and not intentionally copy any existing work from someone else. In the Artist Category, entries which have been reproduced from an existing photograph, portrait, graphic or any other artwork produced by another person must be accompanied by permission from that maker and emailed to