Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners

Photographer of the Year
Willie Sakai

Image of the Year
Osai Strasner

Children Photographer of the Year
Michelle Pennings

Digital Imaging Photographer of the Year
Willie Sakai

Illustrative Photographer of the Year
Lisa Miller

Nature Photographer of the Year
Daniel Clouser

Pet Photographer of the Year
Otto Krause

Photojournalism Photographer of the Year
Willie Sakai

Portrait Photographer of the Year
Jennifer Curry Wingrove

Senior Portrait of the Year
Melanie Robinson

Professional Development Award
Otto Kruse

Frank Van Valkenburg President’s Award
Daniel Clouser

The next competition starts January, 2023

PPSDC holds five image competitions during its calendar year, normally on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November. 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.

Enter your images right here

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 are Best of Category awards, as well as a top award for Photographer of the Year.

What are the PPSDC Image Competition Rules?

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2021-2022 Image Competition Rules

Who will be Photographer of the Year?

Current Image Competition Standings

2021-2022 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: