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March 9, 2024 - Submit images Jan 1 - Feb 24, 2024


If photography is an important part of your life, don't miss the biggest PPW event of the year!

Entering your state competition is one of the best ways to push yourself to be more. You'll learn where you stand—how your photography matches up with your peers. You'll learn about the 12 Elements of a Merit Image, and start incorporating them into your daily photography. You'll learn what it takes to create a merit image and if you stick with it, you may be a Trophy or Award Winner. To see what they are check them out on Trophy & Award Goals.

You'll learn you're capable of so much more than you imagined. It's perfectly normal to be a little nervous going in, but don't be afraid of getting better.

It's easy to get involved. Use the 12 Element guides to fine-tune your four best images. 

And if you can, make sure you attend the judging. The photographic competitions are open to the public, and it's the best way to maximize your learning potential. Whether you've entered images or not, watching is a great way to grasp what the judges are looking for. The PPA-approved jurors are some of the best in the business—photographers who truly care about raising the bar in the industry. You can even pick their brains during breaks!

Here is a list of the categories for image competition and the past winning images.

2024 PPW Image Competition - SaturdayMar 9, 2024

Click the links above to get more information about  registration details.

All new rules for 2024! Please read thoroughly!!!

Early registration begins January 1,  2024 at 12:00am PST until February 24, 2024@ 11:59 PM PST ($90 for 1 – 4 entries)
Late registration is 
February 25, 2024at 12:00am PST through March 4, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PST($149 for 1 – 4 entries)

NEW! PayPal through only

No entries after March 4!

Should you need clarification regarding the rules, have additional questions or need information to participate in our state image competition, please reach out to our 2024 Conference Salon Chair: Ralph Allen @ 206-799-8919 or

Best wishes and Good luck!

The Professional Photographers of Washington

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Kingston, WA 98346

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