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Message from Governor Anne Companion Special thanks to VPPA Print Competition Chair Jamie Hayes for providing outstanding critiques at our November meeting and covering the changes to the VPPA image competition rules. Our December Social is December 12 at the Huntington House in Newport News. See details below. As we get close to Christmas and are pulled every which way, make sure to take time out for yourself. We can't be at our best for our clients or our friends and families if we are feeling burned out by work and social obligations! Even a 15-minute "time-out" can recharge you for the next task. Anne

112 Kings Way Hampton, VA Certified Professional Photographer www.annecompanionphotography.com 757-630-5860 Portrait Photography in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia

December Meeting – Holiday Social December 12 at Huntington House, a 1906 modified Queen Anne in the North End Historic District of Newport News. 5200 Huntington Avenue, Newport News 23607 www.huntingtonhouseva.com

Dinner on December 12 at Huntington House at 6:00PM Need headcount by December 7 with your choice of meat indicated.


Crab dip and cheese platter for before dinner Mini shrimp cocktails Rolls with butter Choice of meat: either chicken Marsalla or thin-sliced roast beef with gravy Rustic mashed potatoes with gravy Green Beans almandine with cranberries Leafy green salad with mini salad bar topping options Choice of cheesecake and chocolate, or in-season fruit and chocolate Hot tea, coffee or sparkling punch Cost includes attendant service and tax - $29.00 per person. If paying with credit card, the total would be $31.18 per person. If paying with credit card, 4% is added to the total for the costs incurred for us to provide this convenience to you.

Whether it is a sit down dinner or buffet depends on how many participants, above 22-24 people buffet works best. Restaurant does NOT serve alcohol; however, people are welcome to bring whatever they wish to drink. Openers, glasses, and lots of ice can be provided. Social time from 6:00 to 6:30 PM appetizers and drinks. Dinner served around 6:30 PM. Robin Stippich TGIHM Thank Goodness It’s Home Made 5208 Huntington Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 757-692-5744 robin.stippich@gmail.com www.tgihm.com ________________________________________________________________________________

JANUARY SPEAKER Tidewater’s own Bill Grace will discuss drone photography at Bob Harper’s studio. Stay tuned.

________________________________________ Checkout some of the Convention speakers listed below and new IPC rules.


PLANNING AHEAD 2017 VPPA convention with a Rock Star theme will be held in Roanoke, VA.

VPPA Competition Rule Changes SOME of the NEW VPPA print competition rule changes include the following: Instead of a print case fee, photographers will pay $15 per image and can enter as many as they want; however, only the top 6 scores will count toward awards. No more print entries at VPPA; it will be digital only. Critiques will be available for $10/image.

SPEAKERS: Russ Harrington – http://www.russharrington.com – Pre-Con Speaker Kira Derryberry – www.kiraderryberryphotography.com Adrien Hansen – www.adrianhenson.com Chris and Deana Duncan – www.chrisduncanphotography.com Randy McNeilly – www.mcneillyphotography.com


Changes Coming to IPC 2017! Every year the International Photographic Competition (IPC) sees substantial growth in the number of entries, merited and loan images, and jurors and volunteers. Our goal is to ensure that the competition continues to thrive. With that in mind, we want to share some changes to the competition, beginning with the 2017 District Photographic Competition. These changes refer to judging procedures and entry regulations. For example, entries into the Artist Competition will now be required to have guide images within the entry. Other rules include entrants in the Photographic Open category being required to have made all elements in the entry. Entries involving elements from other artists may be entered into the Artist Competition. The above rules are just a few of the changes made to the competition guidelines. The new changes are critical to your personal achievement in the competition, and the overall success of the event. Please familiarize yourself with the new regulations before you enter the competition, and contact PPA for any needed clarification. We continue to encourage members to take advantage of these incredible educational opportunities. Read a summary of the changes here, and look for the 2017 district rules and schedules this fall! Thank you for all of your support!

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Chapter Officers GOVERNOR Anne Companion, CPP info@annecompanionphotography.com (757) 630-5860 LT. GOVERNOR Joan Grippo joan11488@aol.com 757-721-6132 TREASURER Steven Radcliffe slrimagery@gmail.com SECRETARY Jamie Young jamiejyoungphotography@gmail.com


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