MDPPA Summer Image Competition

  • July 24, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • MDPPA Member Ticket
  • Ticket Available for Guest


MDPPA Summer Image Competition!

Date:  July 24th, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m

Location: Online

Join us via Zoom to view and hear the judging live. Zoom details are provided after registering for the event. The event will be recorded and shared with all those who register. Viewing the event is free to everyone!  

The special category theme is Water (in Liquid form) - This theme celebrates the mesmerizing allure, fluidity, fun, and grace, of liquid water. This competition encourages participants to showcase the captivating essence of water through their lens. Whether it's a serene reflection, a dynamic splash, or a moment frozen in time, let your images convey the timeless beauty and infinite possibilities of water. 

We are testing a new category in July: AI Enhanced. The main subject must be photographed by the maker, but text-generated AI may be used. Makers should show elements that they photographed on the mat. Each MDPPA member may submit up to two images in this category at no charge; additional images may be submitted but will be charged the regular entry fee. (2 Free entries are for MDPPA members only.) Non-MDPPA members are welcome to participate; entry fees will apply.

Entry Details:

  • You may enter up to a maximum of ten entries in any one category.
  • Digital entries only via We will provide an update when the portal is open for submissions. The deadline for entry is: 7/21/24 at 11 p.m. EST.

  • Zoom information for the event will be provided after registration. 

For a full list of the rules...Click Here!

Entry fees:

Members $12 

Nonmembers $20 

    Our Summer Image Competition judges are: 

    Bryan Welsh M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API. EA-ASP, FP-OR, HFP-OR 

    Bryan has the Master of Photography Degree & Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America. He is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and has both the Fellow of Photography Degree and an Honorary Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. He also holds an Educational Associate Degree from the American Society of Photographers. Bryan is a national speaker with 300+ PPA Speaker Merits and is a PPA Approved International Juror. Additional honors include the PPA National Award and the PPA 2020 Directors Award.

    Jeff Johnson M.Photog.Cr.

    Jeff is a Master Photographer with over 40 years of experience. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for photography, offering consultations, programs, and workshops designed to educate photographers of all levels and ignite a passion for the craft. Jeff embraces the title of "Chief Instigator," not as a troublemaker but as someone who inspires and motivates others to take action and explore the world through a camera lens.

    Jessica Robertson M.Photog., Cr., CPP, FP, SP

    Jessica holds a degree in Art with a Concentration in Photography from

    Guilford College, and she has earned several prestigious degrees and

    certifications, including the PPA Masters of Photography, PPA Master

    Craftsman, and PPA Certified Professional Photographer. She also serves as

    an Affiliate Juror for PPA and has earned her Associate Fellow and Fellow of

    Photography degrees from the Virginia Professional Photographers


    Joe Giitter (JIT) M.Photog.Cr., CPP

    Joseph Giitter is the owner and founder of Bohemian Photoworks, a multifaceted visual arts company that delivers high quality photography and videography. Prior to starting a small business, Mr. Giitter taught at the Washington (DC) School of Photography at night while working a demanding job as senior executive. In August of 2018, Mr.Giitter moved to his hometown of Omaha and opened a portrait studio. His current studio is in the Hot Shops Art Center.  In 2023, he received the Imaging Excellence Award for sustained excellence in photography from the PPA. Mr. Giitter is currently the President of the Professional Photographers of Nebraska and the Chairman of the Omaha Downtown Improvement District Activation Committee. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Bellevue University. His work has been featured in public venues and galleries in the Omaha area.

    Toni Harryman M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

    Toni has owned and operated Johnson Photography in Norwalk, Iowa, since 1982. She holds the prestigious Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Master Artist degrees, and Image Excellence medal from the Professional Photographers of America. She is also a Certified Professional Photographer, having passed an extensive written test of her photographic knowledge and a review of her photography. She holds the distinguished Fellow of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of Iowa for her service to that group and was awarded the National Service Award from PPA for Iowa. Toni has been a Diamond photographer of the year twice and is a past GIA nominee and recently was named a bronze medalist in the PX3 Paris Photo Prize competition in France in the Fine Art category.

    If you have any questions, please contact Lidia Miller at or Ellen Zangla at

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