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Important Changes on Critiques

  • Beginning with the July Competition, there will no longer be automatic 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 29, 2020
Barbi Barnum, Ivan Domazet, Sandra Pearce, Pete Rezac, Bryan Welsh, Joan Genest

April 22, 2020
Jeff Dachowski, Janet Boschker and Mark Sweeney

July 23, 2020
Cris Duncan, Kari Douma, Larry Lourcey

October 27, 2020
Ella Carlson, Dennis Hammon, Dwight Okumoto


Print Competition Documents

SPECIAL NOTES For the October 27, 2020 Quarterly Print Competition

It is time to submit your images—our second quarterly print competition will soon be here! 


- Entry Deadline: Early - Sunday October 18, 2020 at 11pm

    Late - Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 11pm

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

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

- You may only enter digital images in the quarterly print competition.

You may enter up to 10 digital images, with a maximum of five in any one category. *

- If your image has already merited at a MDPPA 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".

- The competition will take place ONLINE and will be broadcast through Facebook Live.

- Start Time: 2:00 p.m. 

- Enter your images at by the deadline

Our 2020 October Print Competition judges are IPC Affiliated:

Ella Carlson, M.Photog., M.Photog Artist, Master Craftsman, CPP, F-ASP, EA-ASP

Dennis Hammon, M.Photog., Master Craftsman, CPP, F-ASP

Dwight Okumoto, M.Photog.M.Artist.MEI.Cr., CPP, API

*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 2019. Review these changes carefully before submitting your entries.

1. The Wedding category — images must be made on the day of the wedding. Refer to the wedding category description on page 4

2. Creative category — Refer to the Creative category description on page 4.

3. Subject matter (same subject) — Refer to #5, Subject Matter, on page 5.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Martin at or Julie Kim at

All Images are copyrighted.

Maryland Professional Photographers Association, Inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 266, Simpsonville, MD, 21150

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