The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is a diversified group of creative artists, companies and institutions dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. As Canada’s leading professional association for photographers, their mandate is to qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders, and to inform the public of the value in hiring an accredited professional photographer.

PPOC holds an annual image Salon, which includes a student salon. In excess of 1000 images will be critiqued by a panel of qualified practicing professional photographers, many of whom are world class trendsetters in the photography industry. This will provide the budding student photographer valuable information and experience to improve upon his/her craft. It also allows the student photographer the opportunity to be considered for a series of Student Awards, to be presented at the PPOC Annual Gala Awards Banquet on April 27th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Winners of the Student Image Salon will be awarded a certificate acknowledging excellence in photography, a small cash prize ($250 in each of four student categories) as well as have their work displayed in our Gallerie magazine and website.

Full-time certificate, degree, or diploma students in photography are invited to participate in the PPOC National Student Image Salon. Please see the attached copy of the rules for your reference.

Entries may be made and images uploaded directly through the PPOC website at

Submission deadline is March 4, 2015 at 5 pm EDT, and entries will be judged at Langara College in Vancouver, BC on March 27th and 28th.

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