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a. Each entrant will be able to enter unlimited entries into the annual competition; however only the top six (6) eligible entries apply toward credits, awards and degrees.
b. The VPPA Professional or Life Membership entrant with the highest total credits will receive the Virginia Photographer of the Year Award. Credits will be determined based on the entrants top six (6) highest scored eligible entries. (See Section 14 - Credits.)
c. The Top 10 VPPA Photographer of the Year Awards will be given to the top 10 entrants based on their top six (6) eligible image scores regardless of the total number of entries. There is a formula for determining award winners in the event of a tie which is described in this document.
d. The Top six (6) highest scoring eligible entries per entrant will count toward ribbons (blue, red and white) and category/trophy considerations for First Place and Court of Honor (2nd place).
e. Only the top six (6) entries will be calculated and eligible for degrees (SP & FP).
f. No two entries shall be of the same subject or object.
g. No entries will be accepted where it is obvious that two or more photographers assembled and photographed the same subject or object (except albums – see album rules) using the same set and or lighting conditions.
h. No entries will be accepted that were made while attending and or under the direction, supervision of an instructor at any seminar, trip, class or safari or other type of gathering or event.
i. No entries of a prurient, pornographic, or questionable sexual nature will be accepted.
j. Trademarked subjects. (Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Norman Rockwell, etc.) will be judged; however, they will can not be published.
k. Any entry that scores 80 or above at the Annual Image Competition, is ineligible for entry in any other VPPA future image competition.
l. Image Competition Chairman or his/her designee will have the final decision-making authority regarding eligibility of entries.