Animal Image Makers is excited to award makers of outstanding animal imagery a special award through Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Community Network competitions.
Organization & Competition Eligibility Rules:
1. The organization must be a PPA Community Network Partner and listed on the PPA Community Network webpage.
2. One prize will be available per organization per year.
3. Community Network competition must have at least 3 judges with at least one PPA Approved Juror.
4. The competition MUST have an animal category.
5. The animal category must have at least 4 individual maker submissions and at least 10 total image submissions.
6. The AIM trophy is to be awarded to the highest scoring animal image in the competition. If there is a tie, judges will decide on the winning entry. Winning entry must have a score of at least 80 (deserving of a merit) to qualify.
7. The winning entry must have been submitted by a member of the organization in order to award the trophy.
8. Each image is eligible to win an AIM award one time only, even if it’s submitted to multiple competitions.
9. Community Network Partners must request their trophy at least one month prior to their competition judging. (The Animal Image Makers trophy information must be a part of the competition rules for at least a month so the membership knows about it. Animal Image Makers is happy to offer this award, but it’s also a marketing piece for us. We wish we could simply send them out to anyone at any time, but this is not an inexpensive program for us. It needs to be a win-win for the Community Networks as well as AIM.)
10. Community Networks must include a link to www.animalimagemakers.com as well as the following information: "The Animal Image Makers™ conference brings together professional pet and animal photographers from all over the world for an unbelievable conference like no other. The event is 100% about the animals and the business of photographing our four-legged friends. The winner of the AIM Award will take home a beautiful trophy and free registration for the winning image to the next AIM image competition."
Prize: Crystal trophy and free submission of winning image to the Animal Image Makers annual competition.