The fourth image competition of the 2017-2018 season will be held Tuesday, March 13th.
The image submission deadline is midnight, Tuesday, March 6thtap here to enter.


PPSDC holds five image competitions during its fiscal year, normally on the second Tuesday of September, November, January, March, and May. You are allowed up to four entries per competition, which will be scored on its own merits by a panel of judges. Each image will also receive comments from at least one judge to let you know the image’s good points and ways you can improve.
We encourage all members to participate and take advantage of this amazing opportunity to sharpen your photographic skills and improve your art. As daunting as it may seem for someone to judge your work, it provides you with insight in how to improve your images and increase your skill and confidence.

What are Judges Looking For?

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Twelve Elements of a Merit Image


At each competition, images that receive a score of 80 or above receive a merit ribbon, and qualify for Best in Class and Best in Show ribbons. All scores are tallied for the fiscal year-end awards. There is a Photographer of the Year award for each class, as well as a top award for overall Photographer of the Year.

Who will be Photographer of the Year?

Current Image Competition Standings

2017-2018 Competition Standings


Competing at the local level also prepares you for higher levels of competition. See the following links for information on State, Regional, and International photo competitions: