Print Competition and Club 79

If you want to take your work to the next level and challenge yourself to new and better skills and techniques there is no better way than print competition. Join us for the IPPA Annual Print Competition at the Mountain America Expo Center on Sunday, October 14th and see what print competition is all about. We have amazing qualified judges coming in from around the country to help critique and score images. This is as close as you are going to get to IPC judging. If you have ever though about earning your PPA Masters this is the place to get started.

Club 79 is a place to gather and watch the live streaming of the judges scores and comments. Being separate from the print judging room you can talk and cheer to your hearts content. You can bring your own snacks and drinks and it will be a great place to meet new people and hang out with photographers from all over the intermountain area.

To enter print competition you need to register and pay for the print case here on the Register tab. If you are attending Elevate you pay only $95, if you are not attending Elevate the print case is $120. To be eligible for awards you must be a member of IPPA. Once you have paid for the print case and your prints are ready you need to register them on and pay the $6 website fee there. You may enter up to 6 images. For more details on print competition and to download the print rules go to

6:30pm to 8:30pm – Tim Mathiesen

Beautiful Panoramas Made Easy

tim mathiesen

Panorama photographs, once only possible with special format cameras, can now be created with any digital camera.  This program will take you through the creation of beautiful pans using your favorite camera and software.  Whether you are using a high end DSLR, Mirrorless, a point-and-shoot or your smart phone, you will learn how easy it is to create panoramic images.

During the program, we will discuss equipment, accessories, exposure and techniques that will make stitching simple and fun.  We will actually create a pan while you watch.  Software will be discussed, as well as plug-ins that will make your images even more beautiful.  Come prepared to learn the simple techniques that will enhance your landscape photography.

Sunday Schedule
Time Length Speaker/Event
9:00-10:00 60m Registration – All Print Competition Events will be at the Mountain America Expo Center
10:00-12:30 2 1/2h Print Judging
12:30-12:45 15m Annual Business Meeting
12:45-2:00 1h15m Lunch on your own
2:00-5:00 3h Print Judging
6:30-8:30 2h Tim Mathiesen: Beautiful Panoramas Made Easy