Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers

Seeing Through the Eyes of a Competition Judge

  • 06/14/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Virtual (zoom link will be sent to all registrants)


  • OPPA, ASMP, PPW and PPA Members
  • Non Members


Seeing Through the Eyes of a Competition Judge

with Lisa Dillon and Bryan Welsh

Learn to better understand Image Competition from the Judge’s side of the equation—learn how scoring works, how to apply the 12 Elements in critiquing an image, learn judging etiquette and how to verbally critique an image in this full-day judge class. You’ll learn how to evaluate your own images (as well as others’ images) using the PPA Image Competition standards. You’ll also learn what is new in the process and better understand the IPCC rules changes for the upcoming competition season. If you are planning to enter images at District or IPC competitions, you’ll want to attend this class so you can make sure you fully understand the new submission and disqualification rules. Even if you aren’t interested in entering a Juror Development Program, this class will help you with your own competition journey.

Workshop Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Three advanced skills you will learn:

1) How to evaluate images against the 12 elements of a merit image

2) How to articulate a thoughtful and effective challenge or critique of an image

3) How to select your own images for competition with the best chance at competition success

About your Speakers

Lisa Dillon M. Photog.Cr., CPP

Bryan Welsh M. Photog.Cr., CPP, API, EA-ASP

Image Competition judges Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon have more than four decades of professional experience between them. They are image competition veterans with loan images, Kodak Gallery awards, Fuji Masterpiece awards and many other competition trophies. Both Bryan and Lisa are Oregon (OPPA) Active Jurors & PPA Approved Jurors.

Together, they will demystify Image Competition and get you started on your way.

OPPA Members receive 1 OPPA Point for attending this workshop in its entirety.

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