Welcome VPPA Members!
a. There will be a five (5) Juror Panel with a minimum of three (3) Affiliate Jurors
b. All image judging will be compliant with IPC Rules (International Photographic Competition)
c. All image submission will be electronic
d. Eliminate the use of “In & Outs”
e. Majority Challenge Rule will be instituted for former “In & Outs”
All images will be judged and given a numerical score. Images can receive scores up to 100 points, dependent on how they meet the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. Images that receive a score of an 80 or above will be awarded a VPPA credit. All 80 and above scored images from each category will be reviewed and a First Place designation and Court of Honor designations will be given.
100 – 95 Exceptional
94 – 90 Superior
89 – 85 Excellent
84 – 80 Deserving of a Merit
79 – 75 Above Average
74 – 70 Average
69 - 65 Below Exhibition Standards