Print Competition



1- Entrant must have captured and created the original exposure or exposures.

2- All processing, manipulation and printing or rendering, were done by the entrant or under their direct supervision.

3- The entrant’s name shall not appear anywhere in or on the face of the entry.

4- A maximum of four entries may be submitted per entrant.

5- No entry will be eligible if it has been made under the supervision of an instructor or as a class assignment. All images submitted must be self-directed. Images created in an educational environment under direct supervision from an instructor are ineligible.

6- Any entry that has been created from an existing photograph, portrait graphic or any other artwork produced by another person is in a violation of the competition rules and will not be judged, accepted, or displayed.

7- No two entries shall be of the same subject in any one print competition.

8- Once an image has been awarded a score of 80 or more in any category of DRPP competition, it may not be entered again in any other category, at any time, by any entrant.


  1. Images may submitted in any shape and size on a mount board a minimum of 80 square inches to a maximum of 480 square inches, with the largest dimension no longer than 24”.
  2. Print entries must be mounted on a standard mount material (double weight mat board, gator board, ¼” foam, or Sintra). Recommended mounting thickness is 1/8″ to 3/8″. “Float” mounting is accepted at entrant’s risk for damage. Images on metal and mounted to another standard material must have rounded corners and smooth edges. No mount that could potentially damage other entries or pose a danger to print handlers will be accepted. Masonite, glass, stretcher frames or conventional frames will not be accepted.
  3. No material may be added to the front or back of an entry that may damage another entry.
  4. DRPP Categories – Portrait or General




All entries must be registered no later than 6:00 pm two (2) days prior to the competition. You must email our print chairman – Eli Sloves with the following information for each entry.

LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE, CATEGORY ( Portrait or General), M or N (member or non-member)

  • Don’t forget the commas!

Include the above information on the back of each print entry. Indicate the print orientation with an up-arrow .

On the night of the competition, bring your prints to the DRPP conference room between

6 – 6:45 pm, and place them on the table on the appropriate pile. There will be a sign for each category.

Rules for the DRPP have been adapted from the PPA Competition rules.

Complete PPA Competition Rules can be found at:

Adapted August 16, 2017