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Important Changes on Critiques

  • If you prefer a more in-depth critique, you may order a paid critique through up to three days after the competition. Paid critiques will be done by one of the judges who judged the competition.
  • Paid critiques are $10/image in addition to your entry fee.
  • The completed critiques will be delivered to the makers via Dropbox approximately 2-3 weeks after the competition.

Print/Digital Competition Results

2020 Annual Print Competition Results.pdf
2020 April Print Competition Results.pdf
2020 July Competition Results.pdf
2020 October Print Competition Results.pdf

Print/Digital Competition Judges

January, 2021

Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP  (IPC Juror)

Ivan Domazet, M.Photog.Cr., CPP  (IPC Juror)

Rick Avalos,  M.Photog.Cr., CPP  (IPC Juror)

April, 2021

Tina Timmons (IPC Juror) (Jury Chair)

Mark McCall 

Bob Coates  (IPC Juror)

Carl Caylor  (IPC Juror)

Joe Giitter  (IPC Juror in Training)

Linda Long  (IPC Juror in Training)

July, 2021

• Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

• Lisa Dillon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

• Toni Harryman, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

• Jeff Johnson, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

• Kristy Steeves, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

October, 2021


SPECIAL NOTES For the October 27, 2021 Image Competition

It is time to submit your images! 


   Entry Deadline:  Early - Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 11pm

Late - Wednesday, October 22, 2021 at 11pm

           Entry Fee:   Members - $10/image (early deadline); $15/image (late deadline)

Non-Members - $15/image (early deadline); $20/image (late deadline)


  • You may only enter digital images.
  • You may enter up to 15 digital images, with a maximum of 8 in any one category. *
  • In addition to the regular categories, for July and October you many enter additional 8 images in the Reportage Category. Images entered in this category will not count toward MDPPA Annual Awards. 
  • During the July and October competitions MDPPA members are allowed to enter 2 Restoration images in the Artist Category at not charge.
  • If your image has already merited at a previous MDPPA Annual print competition or at SE District or IPC, it is no longer eligible for any further MDPPA competition, but can be entered for "Score only".
  • Images that are substantially similar to previously awarded images are NOT permitted, singularly or as a part of a collection. 
  • The competition will take place ONLINE via Zoom.
  • Start Time: 1:00 p.m. 
  • Enter your images at by the deadline.

New for July and October 2021: 

2 Free Restoration entries per maker (MDPPA members only).

Reportage Category-  Images that illustrate an actual public or non-public event, life, an area of human interest, telling news that have meaning on the context or record of events, high impact and/or lasting emotional response. Images that illustrate sporting events are included in this category. ONLY basic color and brightness adjustments, cropping, dodging, and burning in are allowed. Only single-capture images will be accepted. Composite and multiple exposure images will not be accepted. The original captured image (in RAW or jpg) must be available if requested by the committee.

*Before submitting your images, it is important for all entrants to read and understand the current Print Competition Rules document on this page. There were a few small changes in 2021. Review these changes carefully before submitting your entries.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lidia Miller at

Ellen Zangla at

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