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Western District Photographic Competition Info

2017 Judging Dates: March 31 - April 2, 2017
Photographic Open Competition Rules
Artist Competition Rules
Registration Dates (without late fee): February 14, 2017 - March 17, 2017 (by 5pm ET)
Registration Dates (late fee required): March 17, 2017 (after 5pm ET) - March 23, 2017

2017 Print ID Form.pdf

This year we have a new award: The Best ACI Print Award.

For PPW Trophy or Award categories:

Special Trophies are: 

  • - PPW Portrait Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Portrait Div. 
  • - R.R. Hutchison Trophy: Best single entry from the Portrait Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • - PPW Wedding Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Wedding Division 
  • - Best Wedding Portrait Trophy: Best single entry in the Wedding Div. – excluding Album Entry 
  • - Roger Dudley Trophy: Best single entry from the Commercial Div. 
  • - Charles Libby Trophy: Best single entry from the Pictorial Category 
  • - Chow Chen Yang Trophy (also known as CC Yang): PPW Commercial Photographer of the Year having the Highest aggregate score in the Commercial Division. 
  • - Russ Clift Trophy: Best Mixed Case (split entry) aggregate score – must include such combinations as portrait/commercial or portrait/wedding, commercial/wedding or portrait/wedding/commercial 
  • - Lee Merrill Trophy People’s Choice Award: Given to a PPW member who lives in Washington State and is voted for by PPW members. 
  • - Alma Gray Trophy: Highest aggregate score for a case from a first-time entrant. Entries can be from any division. “First-Time Entering a State or International Print Competition” must be marked on the entry form. $250 Scholarship Certificate goes along with Trophy. See Scholarship Chair for the paper document. 
  • - Best of Show Trophy: Best single print from all divisions as determined by the jurors 
  • - Jentoft Trophy: Given to the resident of Washington having the overall highest aggregate score. 

Other trophies: Corporate Awards (Kodak, Fuji, Canon, ACI etc.) are provided by the sponsors. Prints submitted by PPW members must follow the rules established by each company. Jurors determine recipient. 

Division Trophies: 

Portrait Division
Best Portrait of a Child
Best Portrait of a Group
Best Portrait of an Animal
Best Portrait of a Woman
Best Portrait of a Man
Best Portrait of a Couple
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Non-Wedding Album

Wedding Division 
Best Portrait of a Bride
Best Portrait of a Groom
Best Portrait of a Wedding Group
Best Wedding Candid
Best Portrait of a Bride & Groom
Best Unclassified Portrait
Best Wedding Album 

Commercial Division
Best Pictorial (Charles Libby Award)
Best Industrial Best Architectural
Best Advertising / Illustration
Best Editorial Event or Human Interest photograph for publication
Best Aerial Best Unclassified Portrait 

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The Professional Photographers of Washington

27088 Ohio Ave NE
Kingston, WA 98346

(360) 818-4348

President: Chris Wooley
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com / 509.688.7960

Vice President: Rachel Hathaway
rachelhathaway@hotmail.com / 360.961.5443

Executive Manager: Faye Johnson
   fayejohnson@comcast.net / (360) 509-6994 

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