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Connecticut Professional Photographers Association

Annual Print Competition 2019 

This year don't forget to enter the most prestigious competition of professional photography in Connecticut. The CTPPA Annual Print Competition will be held on February 15, 2019  To enter this competition you will need to have printed images.  No digital files will be accepted except for the Digital Album Competition.  If you haven't tried print competition before, it is one of the best ways to learn about what makes the best print image. If you've been entering our monthly competitions, the Photographer of the Year will be awarded at our Awards Reception in the following categories: Portrait, Art E.I., Creative, Wedding, and Master.  This year we will introduce a new special category titled "Platinum & Iron".  The regular deadline will be February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm sharp.  No cases will be accepted after February 12, 2019.  You will need to register with to enter our annual competition.

We are pleased to announce our judging panel

Nancy Green, M. Photog, Cr, CPP 

Ella Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP

Mary Louise Delano, M. Photog, CPP

Lynn Damon, M. Photog, Cr.

Ken Bovat, M. Photog, Cr. CPP

Mark Sweeney, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

If you have any questions regarding print competition please contact our Print Chair.

Below are the official Annual Print Competition Rules for 2019.  You must enter and pay your case fee on in order for your entry to be valid.

Please download and print the official rules to find the five locations where your case can be mailed or dropped off.  

2019 Official Print Competition Rules

The challenge is out there NOW!  We are challenging every eligible member to enter print competition. 

Remember.....You can't win unless you PLAY! 

Not sure about what prints to pick for competition?  Consider using our free service the "Master's Mentor Critique Forum".  Click here to get the info on this truly awesome service provided to CTPPA members for FREE!

To refresh yourself on the qualities of a merit image click below to see PPA's "12 Elements of a Merit Image".  This will prove to be helpful when planning for your print competition entry.

12 elements of a merit image.pdf

The other awards up for grabs at our Awards Reception to be held are:

Court of Honors in each of the following categories:

Portrait, Creative, Wedding, Art EI, Album and all of the followings for the Masters as well.

  • The Treskunoff Award
  • The Reueben Schaller Award
  • The People's Choice Award
  • The Miller Award
  • The Judges Awards
  • The WHCC Print Award
  • The Gerri Karamesinis Award
  • Best in Overall Show Award
  • Best Black and White Award

Just think how wonderful your studio will look when you display one of these awards and can brag to your clients that you are an award winning photographer.

Thank you to the following award sponsors:

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