Program / The Addiction of Print Competition: Don’t Say No!
Mark Sweeney
Mark Sweeney, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
Session Time: Jan 14th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Location: Potomac Room 6
Track(s): Portrait, Technique


This is a class designed to walk you through the entire process of PPA print competitions.  It is for the newest member and even those who have already been there a few times.  We will discuss the quality level of photographs you should consider entering.  You will see first hand hand how to technically prepare your images for printing or digital entries.  We will show you how to digitally matt your entry for a finished look. We will go through the entire entry process on the PPA website so you will be ready for the next print competition.

You will see what the jurors are looking for and even get a chance to judge on a panel yourself.  We will share the print rules and the Twelve Elements of an Artistic Image which will help you for print competition as well as your everyday work.

This class is a treasure chest of information to help you become a more powerful and consistent photographer.  The information is steered toward PPA Print Competitions, but the experience will certainly help in all your photographic adventures.

Overview of the print competition.

Why enter? 

How does the judging work?
Who are the jurors? How are they qualified?
What do the jurors look for in an entry?
What are the competition rules?