One of the cornerstones of the Professional Photographers of

Canada is the PPOC Annual Image Salon(competition). This

juried exhibition showcases the best of the best. Within this

Salon Exhibition, you will find the most creative, the newest and

most cutting edge, and finest technically executed images

produced by our members.

This inspirational collection of images displays the level of

excellence Canadian photographers have achieved. Some of the

best photographic talent in the world lives and works in Canada

, and enters this PPOC image competition in the hopes of being

selected for the Salon Exhibition.

Active/Accredited members of PPOC are invited to submit

images annually to a juried exhibition.  A group of highly

qualified judges, all of whom have obtained their Craftsman of

Photographic Arts or Master of Photographic Arts designation,

and have been trained as jurors, assemble to review

submissions.  These jurors have the monumental task of viewing

in excess of 800 images, setting aside any personal bias and

judging objectively, to determine those images worthy of being

accepted into the Salon Exhibition.  

From those submitted images deemed worthy of inclusion in the

final Salon Exhibition, those which stand above the rest are

awarded scores of Merit, and the small number which are

deemed to be truly exceptional images are awarded the

prestigious score of Excellence.