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Frank's Event Space Print Competition
Monday, May 9, 2011 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Speakers: Frank J. Dispensa
Event Type: Photography
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Location: B&H Event Space
Formal Print Competitions are the Super Bowl games of the professional photographer organizations such as PPA and WPPI. Photographers who think they got what it takes enter these competitions and battle it out with their peers for bragging rights, medals, and mostly a way to show off their talent. Think you got what it takes? Let Frank Dispensa be the judge at the first annual Frank’s Event Space Print Competition.  This competition is open to all and will be judged similar to national print competitions. All photographic subjects will be may be entered (B&H reserves the right to reject any image that does not meet our company policy of modesty) including portrait, landscape, travel, wildlife, nature and others. This is great way to test out your image making skills under the auspices of one of the PPA’s best regarded and award winning photographers, Frank Dispensa.

Top three highest scoring entries will win prizes to be announced day of event including B&H gift cards and more.

Print Competition Rules:

Each photographer can enter up to two 16 x 20 prints.

The Title of each Image must be noted on the back, along with the “Top” indicated.  

A title that adds impact to the story telling can improve the score.  
A title that does not add to the story telling can subtract from the score.

The photographer’s name must be indicated on the back. The photographer’s name is NOT to be noted on the front of the Image.

Images may be any size up to 16” x 20” but all images MUST be mounted on a 16” x 20” mat board.  Please note more than one image can be mounted on the
16 x 20 mat board.

The thickness of the mat board must be more than 1/8” but may not exceed 3/8” in thickness.

Competition Prints may not be displayed under glass.

Over lay Mats, under lays and Polaroid transfers are acceptable

Color over lay mats that enhance the impact of the photograph are encouraged.


The PPA Point System is used with scores from zero to 100 as follows:

Acceptable 70 – 73
Average 74 – 75
Above Average 76 – 79
Merit Print 80 – 84
Excellent 85 – 89
Superior 90 – 94
Exceptional 95 – 100

Frank J. Dispensa

Frank fell in love with photography for the very first time just twenty five years ago while chauffeuring his 1931 Buick for weddings. He joined the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 1989 and entered his first national print competition in 1990. Frank qualified for both his Master and Craftsman degrees in just four years, and now travels throughout the USA and Canada presenting full-day to weeklong seminars, on Professional Photography. He is PPA Certified and a PPA approved Instructor. Frank has earned numerous awards, including a Kodak Gallery Award, First Place WPPI, Competition, and a Commitment to Excellence Award, just to name a few. To learn more about Frank's seminars, please visit his website http://www.frankdispensa.com/dvd/dvd.htm

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