April 2019 Quarterly Print Competition
Register here to let us know you will be attending our spring MDPPA monthly print competition! Our print competition event is open to non-members to attend as our guest. To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com as instructed below.
We are currently making arrangements for the April Print Competition -Check back for more information!
Date: April 24th
Location: Oliver's Carriage House, Columbia MD
Judges: Dennis Kelly, Erin Clark, Roger Hammons
Please be sure to read the current Print Competition Rules document, updates have been made for 2019! Links can be found under our Print Competition tab on this website.
Print Entry Deadlines:
- Early – April 14th at 11:00 p.m.
- Late – April 17th at 11:00 p.m.
Print Entry Fees:
- Member – Early: $10 each up to 10 images; Late: $15 each up to 10 images
- Non-Member – Early: $15 each up to 10 images; Late: $20 each up to 10 images
- Maximum of 5 entries per category per maker
Non-members may enter for score only and are also welcome to attend the judging for free.
To enter the print competition, please go to printcompetition.com as instructed below:
We are using Printcompetition.com for our image submission and print competition facilitation. If you haven't already, please take a minute to become a new member on their website.
1 - go to Printcompetition.com
2 - click on "Register"
3 - enter your email and password...
4 - Select MDPPA
5 - Scroll down to click "Register"
6 - Create your profile
There are two levels of printcompetition.com membership. The $8/year membership will be necessary in order to participate in the print competitions. The $12/quarter membership will provide you with access to thousands of images from around the U.S. You will be able to see the judges scores of your own images as well as all entries and hear any challenges. This is a great learning opportunity. Please read the descriptions to decide which membership is best for you. Feel free to look around and become familiar with this website.
Christina Martin and Julie Kim
Erin Clark, Roger Hammons, Dennis Kelly
Erin L. Clark, M.Photog., FP, CPP
Erin is a full time portrait photographer with a brick & mortar studio, E-n-E Photography, Inc.,currently located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a Certified Professional & Master Photographer and serves on the Executive Board of Director for Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA) as President and moonlights as the Social Media Manager for the organization. Erin has decades of experience in photography – from Gallery shows just out of high school. She is from a hippy town in Washington State where the mentality was: photographers are artists and they STARVE, they do not do it for a living! She worked for various photo labs until 10 years later when working for a photography studio in Newport, RI – she decided being a professional photographer would be less work than owning arestaurant café, having worked as a catering manager at a mansion there. She quickly found out that was NOT true! She has been married for 27 years to Eric – (the other ‘E’ in E-n-E!), a retired US Navy EOD Master Tech. His job moved them around the world – requiring Erin to restart her business four times from Rhode Island to Wa. State to Italy and last in Virginia since 2011. Erin’s accolades include most recently – 2019 Elite Photographer with PPA & 2019 Virginia Top Ten Photographers of the Year. Bit by the competition bug in 2011 where she first entered in Virginia, she is a juror-in-training with a love for competition.
Roger Hammons, Ph.D., M.Photog.Cr, CPP
Roger is the owner/photographer of Roger Hammons Photography LLC, a boutique studio in Ashburn, Virgnia, celebrating love and people in love through memorable photographic art.
A skilled avid photographer since the birth of his first daughter, Roger turned professional in 2005. In 2006, he was recognized by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as a Certified Professional Photographer. In 2010, Roger was recognized by the PPA as a Master Photographer.
His photographic art has won many local and international awards, including several images accepted into the PPA's most prestigious permanent Loan Collection and multiple Kodak Gallery and Fujifilm Masterpiece Awards. His work has appeared in Professional Photographer and Primo magazines as well as corporate communications in the Washington DC area.
Dennis P Kelly, M.Photog.Cr.
Dennis is a full time professional portrait photographer with a studio located in Blackwood, NJ. He has operated his studio since 1981 and specializes in portraiture with a unique, creative style. His main markets is high school seniors.
He is a member of the Professional Photographer’s of America and the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley and holds both the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degree. He will earn his life membership in PPA next year.
Dennis has had work accepted into the PPA’s International Exhibition, the PPA’s Traveling Loan Collection, and has been awarded the Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards numerous times. The Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey awarded Dennis the 2002 “Professional Photographer of New Jersey Award,” one of the very highest awards presented by this group of elite professionals for outstanding years of service to the profession. Dennis received the 2004 and 2006 “Walter Free Award” from the Delaware Valley Guild of Professional Photographers for excellence in print competition, as well as awards for “Highest Scoring Print”, “Best Creative Print” and “Best Portrait of a Woman” as well as 2 -“Judge’s Choice” awards. He has had one of his photographs on loan at “Imaging Asia 2005,” an exhibit hosted by the Professional Photographers of Korea. He has been Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley’s “Photographer of the Year” multiple times. Dennis has recently had work accepted at several Art Gallery Shows. His image was selected as the featured marketing image for “Naked in New Hope” at the Sidetracks Art Gallery’s annual show, he took “Best of Show” at the Markheim Gallery’s Annual Photography Exhibition in Haddonfield, and took Third Place overall in the Medford Art Gallery’s Annual Photography Exhibition.
Dennis also frequently shares his expertise by conducting seminars, workshops and educational programs for other professional photographers and regional photographic associations, and is a frequent judge in professional photographic print competitions.