The Southern Minnesota Professional Photographers Association has Print Competition every year in the month of November. The purpose of the competiton is to hone your photographic and artistic skills and see how you compare against other talented photographers.

Participating may seem frightening at first, but the knowledge you gain from by entering competition will result in a rewarding experience.

Print Competion follows Professional Photographers of America 12 Elements of a Merit Print which are IMPACT, TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE, CREATIVITY, STYLE, COMPOSITION, PRESENTATION, COLOR BALANCE, CENTER OF INTEREST, LIGHTING, SUBJECT MATTER, TECHNIQUE, and STORY TELLING. Click Here for a more details about the Twelve Elements of a Merit Print.

To assist you in preparing for print competiton, Click Here for an article by Curt Sanders MPhotog,Cr,CPP, AFS-MNPPA

For a complete set of Print Competion Rules Click Here or to download a copy Click Here.

Click Here to Download the Print Competion Entry Form.

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