2017 Salon Results

We wanted to extend our congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2017 salon! We know that it can be a little nerve-wracking to put your work out for judging, but we had 126 entries from 18 participants, 5 of whom were first time competitors!

We especially would like to congratulate  everyone who merited and to those who placed! The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. Congratulations, everyone!

Commercial

  1. River City Lights – Keith Bartholomew
  2. The Kimono Maker – Susan Michal
  3. Ghost Trails – Keith Bartholomew

EA – Electronic Art

  1. The Observers – Tom Grzybala
  2. Country Road – Tom Grzybala
  3. Blue Heron – Tom Grzybala

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. The Hand – Diana Halstead
  2. A Screwed City – Diana Halstead
  3. Shadows – Ken McBride

First Time Ever with a Category being the most popular. We pulled a People’s Choice with ties.

Illustrative

  1. Nigella – Jackie Kramer
  2. Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Perfect Harmony – Dana Heisler
  4. Night Fall – Dana Heisler
  5. Light Painted Tulips – Jackie Kramer
  6. Shades of Pink – Susan Michal

Portrait

  1. A Content Life – Susan Michal
  2. Pack Politics – Pat Lowe
  3. First Catch – Jim Dvorak

Social Function

  1. Life is beautiful with You – Derick Le
  2. From Seattle with Love – Derick Le
  3. Wedding Ring On Red – Jackie Kramer

BEST OF SHOW

Nigella – Jackie Kramer
Honorable Mention:  Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew

September 26th – Image Competition and Salon

Yes! It’s that time again…

JPPG Image Competition/Review/Salon/Education!
All of the above!

Tuesday, September 26th is right around the corner, so get your images ready!

Early Bird Entry is Friday, September 22nd at midnight! Just $40.

Last Chance Entry is Monday, September 25th at midnight! Increased rate is $55.

1st Time Ever Participants… NO Entry FEE!

Please send JPEGs to mjjoseph@me.com
Make them 4000 pixels on the longest side for single images.
Name them according to this example… jones_P8_See_Spot_Run.jpg

• A full entry is 6 images.

• NEW feature… you may now enter additional images beyond 6 for just $5 each!
(only your top 6 count toward awards)

• NEW feature… you may now enter fewer than 6 images according to this scale:
1 – $15 2 – $20 3 – $25 4 – $30 5 – $35
For awards, it’s in your best interest to enter 6, but if your main purpose of entering is for education & review, this new feature is a terrific way to take the pressure off if you have fewer than 6 images ready!

Once again, our guest judges will be doing their job in the afternoon of the 26th
and will be giving educational critique at our 7:00 evening meeting…

Ramada Mandarin
3130 Hartley Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Please feel free to review the JPPG Salon Rules and Entry Forms!

To learn more about what makes a successful competition image, we encourage you to review the 12 Elements of a Successful Image.

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, September 22nd)


Select Number of Images Entering




Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, September 23rd)


Select Number of Images Entering




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October 25th – Fall Salon Photographic Image Competition – Registration and Rules

The Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild will host our Annual Photographic Image competition (Salon) on Tuesday, October 25th. We are hoping that all of our members will enter! So, get your images ready! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, October 21st at 11:59 pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, October 24th. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd until 11:59pm Monday evening, October 24th.

JUDGING TIMES

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 25th of October, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but this format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! First-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, October 21st)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd)

Fall 2015 Salon Competition Results

Our Fall Salon (image competition) was held on September 22nd. Thank you to all who entered as we know how nervous we all get when entering. And Congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! Please see the list of our winners from each category below and congratulate them next time you see them!

This salon, we had four esteemed judges who spent the afternoon judging all the images and then during the meeting, discussed the score and every image that was entered. We’ve received great feedback from our Members on this method because it provides so much more education than just watching and listening to the judges score.

We’d like to thank Joe & Mary Jean Campanellie from Palm Coast, Pepito from Tampa, and our very own Susan Michael for judging all the prints for us.

We had a great response with the rotating screen that our Salon Chairman MJ set up with lots of ooooohs and ahhhhhhs. Also, he has yet another surprise for our salon next year!

There were 60 prints entered of which 28 of the images merited. We had 3 people that entered for the first time, and Keith Bartholomew was one of the people.  He Placed 3 times and had a Best of Show.  That was awesome for a first timer! Congratulations, Keith!

Salon Results

Portrait
1st Place: The Cuban -Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Pure Grace – Melanie Miller
3rd Place: Maguro Bocho Traditions – Keith Bartholomew

Social Function
1st Place: From Disney with Love – Derick Le
2nd Place: Mon Amour – Derick Le
3rd Place: Evening Romance – Derick Le

Illustrative
1st Place: The Color of Laos – Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Light House Geometry – Keith Bartholomew
3rd Place: On the Rocks – Rick Bauer

Commercial
1st Place: Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew
2nd Place: Sleeping Birds – Rick Bauer
3rd Place: Riverfront Celebration – Tammy Czigan

BEST OF SHOW
Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew

September Meeting – Fall Salon Photographic Image Competition – Registration and Rules

The Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild will host their Fall Photographic Image competition (Salon) on Tuesday, September 22nd. We are hoping that all of our members will enter! So, get your images ready! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, September 18th, by 11:59pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, September 21st. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, September 19th until 11:59pm Monday evening, September 21st.

JUDGING TIMES

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 22nd of September, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but this format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon at NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, September 18th)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, September 19th)

Spring Salon 2015 Results

Congratulations to our 2015 Spring Salon Winners and to all of those who merited!

Commercial

1st Place “Children of the Inca” – Rick Bauer
2nd Place “Early Morning Wow Factor” – Pat Lowe

Illustrative

1st Place “Okeefenokee Pond” – Pat Hutton
2nd Place “The Watercooler” – Pat Lowe
3rd Place “Hidden In the Hills” – Scott Beahan

Social Function

1st Place “From Bodie with Love” – Derick Le
2nd Place “Sleepless In Seattle” – Derick Le
3rd Place “A Time to Reflect” – Scott Beahan

Portrait

1st Place “Keen Eyed” – Olis Garber
2nd Place “You First!” – Pat Lowe
3rd Place “Forty Years a Cowboy” – Pat Lowe

Best of Show

“Keen Eyed” Olis Garber

March Meeting – Spring Salon 2015 Registration and Official Rules

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Spring Salon will be held on March 24th! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, March 20th by 11:59pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 23rd. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, March 21st until 11:59pm Monday evening, March 23rd.

NEW FORMAT…UPDATED INFORMATION!

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 24th of March, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but the new format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, March 20th)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, March 21)

2013 Spring Salon Results

Thank you to all who entered the competition and congratulations to those that merited and placed!

A huge thanks goes out to our judges and our awesome Salon Committee for yet another great and successful salon!

The results…

Best of Show
Sunset at Pigeon Point – Eric Holloway

Portrait Category

  • 1st Place In His Arm – Rick Bauer
  • 2nd Place Blissful Slumber – Ken Moran
  • 3rd Place Across Amber Grains – Olis Garber
Illustrative Category
  • 1st Place Journey – Rick Bauer
  • 2nd Place Giant – Olis Garber
  • 3rd Place Prison Break – Ken Moran

Social Function

  • 1st Place Looking for My Love – Jennifer Mosley-Connell
  • 2nd Place Pierce the Veil – Jennifer Mosley-Connell
  • 3rd Place Gimme Some Lip – Cliff Addy

Electronic Maniuplation

  • 1st Place Camero Storm – Gerry Brraatz

Commercial Category

  • 1st Place Pebble Beach Clubhouse – Eric Holloway
  • 2nd Place Dinner Time – Pat Lowe

Spring Salon Official Rules

If you haven’t started getting your prints together for the Spring Salon, time’s running out! The Tuesday, March 26th meeting will be our annual Spring Salon! And, like our previous salons, the entries will be all digital!

And… a cool newsflash! PROOF CAST! 

Yes… a JPPG first, we’ll be live and on-line as our images are being scored by the judges! Scores will be made on iPhones with each judge and an iPad with our scorekeeper. Anyone that signs on the web can see the image live and the score it receives… friends… family… just send them the link!

Plus… check out the following details!

  • 1st time ever entries… no charge!
  • File size… 4000 pixels on the longest side… it’s that simple! As a reminder… always create your images as large as you want (16×20 at 300 dpi for example) but then when complete, make the smaller copy at 4000 pixels on the longest side for unloading your entries.
  • Be careful to follow instructions on naming your files and sizing your files.
    Format: JPEG quality 10 (file size must not exceed 3.5mb)
    Embedded color profile: either in sRGB or Adobe RGB (1998)
    File name example: last name_category_imagetitle (use _ for spaces)
    Example: jones_P8_See_Spot_Run.jpg
    (This is the current PPA image guideline for entry except for adding name and category.)
  • Deliver your entry form and $40 entry fee between 5:00 – 6:15 PM at the Ramada on the night of the Salon… Tuesday, March 26th. (1st timers are free!)
  • An additional $5 is required for Direct Images (see Direct Image Category in the Official Rules)
Upload deadline is… Monday evening at 11:59 PM on Monday, March 25th. (the evening before the salon)

Thanks for supporting our guild and your involvement in image education!

2012 Fall Salon Results

Thank you to all who entered the competition and congratulations to those that merited and placed!

A huge thanks goes out to our judges and our awesome Salon Committee for yet another great and successful salon!

The results…

Best of Show
Misty Morning – Rick Bauer

Portrait Category

  • 1st Place Seeing Double – Rick Bauer
  • 2nd Place The Boxer – Rick Bauer
  • 3rd Place Kickin Back – Heather Lynn
Illustrative Category
  • 1st Place Among the Clouds – Olis Garber
  • 2nd Place Serengetti Solitude – Rick Bauer
  • 3rd Place Red Rock Shoreline – Eric Holloway

Social Function

  • 1st Place Where’s my Mommy – Cliff Addy
  • 2nd Place Ballistrade Bride – Scott Beahan

Electronic Maniuplation

  • 1st Place The Sentinel – Olis Garber
  • 2nd Place Focused Determination – Steve Spharler

Commercial Category

  • 1st Place Fort Pulaski – Scott Beahan
  • 2nd Place Push Harder – Pat Lowe

Electronic Art

  • 1st Place Hello Alice – Keely Deuschle