Fuji Masterpiece Award
FUJIFILM MASTERPIECE AWARDS Rules/ Guidelines for 2017
ELIGIBILITY & RULES:
The FUJIFILM 2017 Masterpiece Award will be awarded to a PPA member residing in the U.S. at the discretion of the local PPA print competition committee to the photographer in each of three (3) separate categories
whose printed image work best represents the applicable category and reflects the highest level of professional photography, best meets the criteria for the award and has received a score of 80 or higher on a scale of up to 100. National, regional and state affiliates of PPA are responsible for administering the FUJIFILM 2017 Masterpiece Award program, including soliciting entries, advertising the program, and developing national, regional or state affiliate program rules and terms as necessary. Fujifilm will provide documentation for the identified award winners and upon successful verification will be responsible for coordinating distribution of the award trophy, certificate and lapel pin as referenced below.
The PPA print competitions are to be conducted by PPA at the national, regional and state level during time frames to be determined by the applicable affiliate. The purpose of PPA print competitions is to allow PPA member photographer entrants to demonstrate their art skills and expertise in pursuit of the PPA Master Artist degree (previously known as Master of Electronic Imaging degree). Entries are to be judged by PPA committees for digital, artistic and technical proficiency. Entries may be created using digital or traditional art (such as painting and airbrush) or a combination of both. Through this competition, PPA members are also eligible to achieve PPA Artist Exhibition Merits toward the PPA Master Artist degree.
Requirements for the submitting photographers are as follows:
Judges for the PPA’s national and regional print competitions should be selected from among a list of approved and PPA Trained peers in the PPA. At state level, judges may be appointed by the state print competition chair based on experience. The judging committee should generally consist of 5 – 8 judges.
Scoring should resemble historic scoring of printed images at the PPA regional print competitions, with ranges generally between 65 and 100 points, and printed images scored based on how they meet the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. Generally, the following scale should be used:
100 - 95: Exceptional
74 - 70: Average
The honored Photographers will be named in a national press release to be issued by Fujifilm. In addition, the FUJIFILM 2017 Masterpiece Award recipients will receive a crystal glass trophy, a certificate of award, and a lapel pin (aggregate ARV $200).
FUJIFILM MASTERPIECE AWARD CONSIDERATION:
Complete the form in the attached link:
I have used a FUJIFILM color paper in the making of this image. I respectfully request that it be considered for a Masterpiece Award in the category of:
Portrait ________ Wedding _______ Illustrative _______
Please adhere this to the back of your qualifying print for Fujifilm Masterpiece Award judging. Minimum Score Required for consideration: 80
Photographer/Artist Name: ____________________________________________________________
Image Title: ______________________________________________________________ Image Score:__________________________