2017 Sunset Print Competition

2017 Sunset Print Competitions:

  • PPA State and Regional Competitions:
  • PPA District Competitions
  • National Sunset Print Competition:

    Note: The Awards for the PPA District and PPA State and Regional Competitions have been revised from previous years.

    It is important to note that this year the Trophy will be sent directly to the winner instead of the Chairperson. This will allow for the winners name to be inscribed on the trophy. A certificate will be provided to the Chairperson to present to the winner at the Awards Banquet. 

PPA State and Regional Competitions:

  • State and Regional Chairpersons need to complete an Sunset Print Award Application for their Competition to qualify.
  • The Sunset Print Awarded will be offered at State and Regional PPA competitions provided a minimum of 50 prints are entered in the competition.
    • The winner will receive:
    • the Sunset Trophy
    • Sunset Lapel Pin
    • A roll or box of Sunset photographic media. (Choices below)
      • Sunset Photo E-Satin
      • Sunset Fibre Elite
      • Sunset Hot Press Rag
      • Sunset Photo Matte Paper
      • Sunset Metallic Photo Paper
      • Sunset Bright Velvet Rag
      • Sunset Textured Bright Fine Art
      • Sunset Fibre Rag
      • Premium Archival Matte
      • Sunset Textured Fine Art
    • Recognition on the Sunset blog, LexJet blog and Web site
    • If the State winning print is entered in the PPA District completion it will also be eligible to win the District Sunset Print Award.

PPA District Competitions:

  • Four Sunset Print Awards will be offered at all Five PPA Districts competitions.
    • Southeast           February 24 – 25, 2017                  Durham NC
    • Northcentral     March 3 – 4, 2017                            Madison WI
    • Southwest          March 24 – 25, 2017                       Oklahoma City OK
    • Western              March 31- April 2, 2017                  Yakima WA
    • Northeast           April 21 – 22, 2017                           Detroit MI
  • Each District will select a Sunset Print Award winner in each of the following four categories:
    • Portrait
    • Artist
    • Illustrative
    • Wedding
  • The PPA District judges will select the winning prints.
  • District winners are eligible to enter their winning entry in the National Sunset Print Award competition.
  • District winners will each receive a Trophy, Pin, and  their choice of a box or role of Sunset media listed below.
    • Sunset Photo E-Satin
    • Sunset Fibre Elite
    • Sunset Hot Press Rag
    • Sunset Photo Matte Paper
    • Sunset Metallic Photo Paper
    • Sunset Bright Velvet Rag
    • Sunset Textured Bright Fine Art
    • Sunset Fibre Rag
    • Premium Archival Matte
    • Sunset Textured Fine Art

 National Sunset Print Competition:

  • The 20 Sunset Print winners, 4 from each of the 5 Districts, will be eligible to win the Sunset National Print Award.
  • A panel of PPA judges will select a first, second, and third place National Sunset winner at the annual IPC awards competition in August 2017.
  • To enter, each of the 20 winners will be required to submit their winning image on the Sunset media they have selected and send it to LexJet by July 15, 2017.
  • First place will receive a Trophy, lapel pin, and $1,500, Second Place will receive a Trophy, lapel pin, and $500, and the third Place a Trophy, lapel pin, and $300.
  • Trophy and Awards will be presented to the winners at the annual GIA awards banquet in January 2018
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