The rules for the 2018 Summer Seminar Image Critique can be accessed by clicking the link below...

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1st Prize $200

2nd Prize $100

3rd Prize $50

Enter at least 6 images to be eligible. 

Seminar Image Critique

A. The annual seminar will have a image critique for the benefit of members who wish to "test the water" with their images before the Annual Convention. This critique is run by the Image Salon Chairman or Assistant Chairman and judges are selected based on their experience and knowledge of image competition rules

B. Images shall be submitted according to the guidelines established by the Image Salon Chairman. Fees will also be established and published by the Image Salon Chairman at least 30 days prior to event. This information will be available on the VPPA website.

C. The critique is open to all members in all membership categories.

D. The critique is designed to give the maker an indication of how the image will fare at the state competition. The same images with or without any modifications suggested by the judges may be entered in Virginia and/or PPA competitions.

E. The seminar critique is designed to encourage new members to show their work as well as enable all members to hone their skills. Having the opportunity to hear suggestions for improvement of their technique gives the makers valuable insight with regard to how their images are viewed by others. Suggestions heeded should enhance both competition images and work done for clients.

F. The Image Salon Chairman or Assistant is in charge of all arrangements for this function. That includes procuring "judges", entry forms and committee members if needed.

G. The Image Critique should be scheduled at a time convenient for the Image Salon chairman (or appointed to the review) and for most attendees.

H. Each member may submit images digitally by the image competition deadline.

I. The Image Salon Chairman will collect the fees via the online process. They will be collected, calculated and turned over to the Executive Treasurer.

J.. The Salon Chairman encourages the "judges" to make appropriate and constructive remarks about anything that would improve the images presented.

K. All eligible images entered will be scored. Members entering 6 or more eligible images will qualify for a first, second or third place prize. No matter how many eligible images you enter, only the top 6 will be calculated.

L. Each "judge" selected by the moderator/jury chairman will give a few quick comments/suggestions as to changes they think will improve the score of the eligible entry. said. The Chairman keeps the discussion moving forward and to the point.

M. So the audience can see the image being discussed a monitor or a projector should be used to display digital images.

N. In general only non-merited images will be discussed unless time allows for other/further discussion.   

For more information:

Jamie Hayes, Image Competition Chairman – or (804) 740-9307 (studio)

Andee Moore, Ass’t Image Competition Chairman – or (804) 222-4111 (studio) 

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