Big Changes for 2017
The 2017 edition of the Annual TPPA Photographic Competition has undergone some major changes in the rules and awards. Here are the important highlights:
TPPA has now created two divisions in our competition to include the Photographic Open category and the Master Artist category. TPPA Members can submit one case in each category.
The Photographic Open category serve those who compete with prints or digital files created by traditional photographic processes as well as those captured electronically with a digital camera or scanner:
The Master Artist category serves those who compete with their skills in the PPA Master Artist Category using prints or digital files. This creates the opportunity for Artist images to be judged separately from the Photographic Open category.
New Master Artist Awards were created including:
• Best MA General Collection (non-Master Artist)
• Best MA by a Master Artist
• Best MA by a Student
• Best Restoration
• Highest Scoring Case Average (Case must include a minimum of 4 images)
The maximum number of entries in a case has changed from four to eight. This will give members a chance to gain feedback on additional images and to compete for newly created awards. Photographic Open cases may include 8 images, physical and/or digital plus one album entry. Albums are not eligible in the Master Artist Category.
A new Non-Event Album entry was created. This new category is for albums of images that do not qualify under the Event Album Category.
Awards were created for the new Non-Event Album Category for both non-Master and Master entries.
New Awards Pins
A new line of awards pins was created for case with images scoring 80 or above base on the following:
• Bronze – 4 images in a case scoring 80 or above
• Silver – 5 images in a case scoring 80 or above
• Gold – 6 images in a case scoring 80 or above
• Platinum – 7 images in a case scoring 80 or above
• Diamond – 8 images in a case scoring 80 or above
Changes for the “Top Ten Cases” and the “Highest Scoring Image”
The Highest Scoring Case Award will be determined by average score of all images and album in a case containing at least 4 images.
The Top 10 Case Awards will be determined by the average score of all images and album in a case containing at least 4 images.
Case fees for the Photographic Open category remain at $59 for up to four entries and one album, and then $10 for each additional entry.
Case fees for the Master Artist category are $59 for up to four entries, and then $10 for each additional entry.
New Recorded Critiques
You can now order a recorded judge’s critique for $10 per image requested. This is a great way to get personal feedback for your images.