Digital Photographic Competition (DPC)

The key to improving your work is to participate in PPLAC’s Digital Photographic Competition. Four of our monthly meetings each year are devoted to competition.  Your images will be judged and critiqued by experienced judges, many of whom are qualified by Professional Photographers of America.  Award possibilities include Best of Category, Best of Show and PPLAC Photographer of the Year.

PPLAC photographic competition provides an unparalleled learning opportunity for our members. 

(You must read PPLAC Digital Photographic Comp rules prior to submitting)

2020 DPC Schedule

Due to the concern about the Covid 19 pandemic and current local restrictions, our DPCs of 2020 and at least the beginning of  2021 will be held online through Many affiliates nationwide have used this service for years as their method of conducting their image competitions and is a proven system. You will submit your images through and NOT in the usual way through the PPLAC website. All of the details are located under the Photo Competition tab above. Click on “Remote DPC Instructions” in the pull-down menu.

DPC #1 – February 27th, PPLAC General Meeting

Image Submission Opens: Friday, February 14
Image Submission Closes: Sunday, February 16

DPC #2 – May 28th, PPLAC General Meeting

Image Submission Opens: Friday, May 15
Image Submission Closes: Sunday, May 17

DPC #3 – August 27th, PPLAC General Meeting

Image Submission Opens: Friday, August 14
Image Submission Closes: Sunday, August 16

DPC #4 – November 19th, PPLAC General Meeting (THIRD Thursday of the month)

Image Submission Opens: Friday, November 6
Image Submission Closes: Sunday, November 8

Go to DPC Image Entry Form