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Annual Image Competition 2021 

    To enter the Annual Image Competition please go to

    To download a copy of the Official Annual Image Competition Rules Click Here

If you have any questions regarding image competition please contact our Image Chairs Lisa Cuchara or Patty Swanson

  • You must enter and pay your case fee on in order for your entry to be valid. You can also register for the critique session buffet lunch on
  • We are challenging every CTPPA member and every professional photographer to enter print competition. Entering can improve your skills and make you a better photographer!
  •     Entering a competition pushes you as a professional photographer by letting you put your skills to the test. Find out what you're capable of while learning new skills and honing old ones
  •   Entering a competition may seem daunting, but it's one of the best, most rewarding experiences you'll have as a professional - and as an artist.
  •  You might be fearful, afraid of competing against other photographers, but in reality, you are competing against yourself, that is, you will improve, and you can measure that improvement from competition to competition and from year to year. To this end, we have added a new award, the Club 480 award, which is awarded to ALL photographers whose case of 6 earns 480 or above.
  •  Entering a competition also provides fodder for publicity, which helps set you apart from other professional photographers.
  • 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, Fine Art, Wedding, Artistry, 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:

Register Now: The CTPPA 71st Annual Conference will be held on February 7-9, 2020

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