Thursday, February 02, 2012

PhotoPro Expo 2012 Print Competition Streaming “LIVE” Right Now!!!

PhotoPro Expo 2012 Print Competition Streaming “LIVE” Right Now!

We are “LIVE” at the 2012 PhotoPro Expo print competition. This means that you will be able to see the images come up before the jury panel and hear all the judges’ comments. 

I will be “chiming in” on occasion, and my good friend, Ralph Romaguera, is giving a great play-by-play on how the competition works.

By the way, the Print Judging is FREE to attend, so come and join us!

Where Is The Judging Taking Place?

MArriottJudging is taking place in the Grand Ballroom at:

  • Marriott RiverCenter [link]
  • 10 West RiverCenter Boulevard,
  • Covington, Kentucky 41011 USA

Just across the street from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center – here is the link for directions.

Register NOW!

Register Now LRI’ve set this up as one of our DigitalProTalk webcasts so you know how easy it is to register.  I’ve split the entire day’s judging sessions into two parts:

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. Register HERE [link]Session 1!

Session 2: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. Register HERE [link] – Session 2!

If you want to hear both sessions you will need to register for both webcasts. It will be fun.

Print Competition Details:

5000 in PrizesWe have over 300 images submitted for judging!  That should keep the judges busy all day long ;~)  The entrants are vying for $5,000 in awards and prizes!  If you’ve followed any of my posts on our PhotoPro Network’s “HOT Shots” contest in the summer, you already know it’s a great learning experience.

This time, it’s going to be the real thing.  We have six Professional Photographers Association qualified judges coming in from around the country to be part of the judging panel.  Each judge views the print and gives it a score.  The scores are entered electronically, averaged, and the final score is announced.

Let The Fun Begin!

DecisionThis is where the fun and a WONDERFUL learning opportunity begins.  In a full juried judging, the judges are allowed to challenge that average score – they may have scored it several points higher than the average score and this the other judges may have missed something about the image that should have made it score higher.

The challenging judge makes the first comments “FOR” the print and then each judge takes a turn to agree or rebut the challenger’s comments.  The challenger is given the final word and then the print is re-scored.

If the challenger was convincing enough, he/she can easily move the score several points. And, that folks can make someone a winner!

The Clubhouse Print Lounge

Clubhouse Print Lounge2OK gang, if you made it this far, let me tell you about where the real fun is taking place on the second floor of the Marriott RiverCenter. (see above) We have a special lounge area set up where you can follow the print judging "LIVE", bet on the print scores, and enjoy a light snack, soft drink or an adult beverage.

This is your opportunity to bet your score against the judges scores, follow the scoring on the top image submissions, and maybe even win a few $$$.  Definitely plan to come by the Clubhouse Print Lounge.


Hey gang, that’s it for me today.  Hope to see you at PhotoPro Expo 2012 this weekend!

See ya’ there,



  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing ! Just shared it on my facebook :)

  2. I love photo competitions - I think the way in which the judging is performed is very fair and also adds a bit of mystery. Thanks for the post.

  3. Any chance we can still watch the print competition webcasts?