PhotoU Image Competition


 2017 Fall Image Competition

Judging will be Saturday, November 4th 9:00am – 5:00 pm. Judging will be open for viewing as well as projected on large screens in Club Merit.

First, Second and Third place awards will be given to the top three scoring PPO Masters and Non-Masters (for a total of 6 awards) in each of the following categories:


General Portrait



High School Seniors




Album - Event

Album - Non-Event

Image Comp Saturday

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus Airport

460 Waterbury Ct, Gahanna, OH 43230


Additional awards:

Highest Four Scoring Images by a PPO Master

Highest Four Scoring Images by a PPO Non-Master

Highest Scoring Image by an Ohio CPP

PASO Trophy - Most Creative Entry by a PPO member regardless of Category

Highest Scoring Entry by a Non-member Entrant

WEBCAST: This image competition judging will be broadcast LIVE (no audio) on

TEXT ALERTS: You may choose to be notified of your scores via text during the entry upload process.




All image Submissions must be uploaded to (select PPO).

DEADLINE: Image submissions open September 15, 2017. Image Submissions close on November 1, 2017 at 5 PM.

Non-members may enter and will be eligible for a special “Highest Scoring Non-Member Entrant” award. ALL images will be judged, but ONLY current PPO MEMBERS are eligible for category awards and other prizes.

Member Fee: $12 per entry

Non-Member Fee: $15 per entry

This competition is for digital entries only.

Each maker may enter an unlimited number of images in any or all categories.

Entrants may use a subject in more than one image for this competition ONLY.

Entries must not have merited at any previous PPA-Affiliated Image Competition (District or IPC).

Entries must not have received a score of 80+ in any previous PP of Ohio Image Competition.

Entries should include a title. There are no file naming rules. Any file name will work.


All page / spread files must have the longest file dimensions at 4000 pixels color space sRGB for monitor viewing and save as a JPG at 10 quality.

Entries in the Artist category must now contain guide images per 2016 PPA changes.


All page / spread files must have the longest file dimensions at 4000 pixels; this is your canvas size. Start the album with a blank, black page numbered 01. Number your remaining jpegs con­secutively.

All page/spread files for the album should be placed in a folder and zipped before uploading.

One additional file (not in the zipped folder) will be needed for your album cover/entry thumb­nail.

SPECIAL NOTE for MULTI-MAKER album entrants:

Maker #1 should register, upload the cover & album zip files and pay for the entry.

Maker #2 should register, upload the cover file only and NOT pay for the entry.

We will match the multi-maker entrants up by ALBUM TITLE.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Christine Walsh-Newton