APA May News: APA Awards Free Entry, Discounts to Workshops, Drone Event, More

May News: 2017 APA Awards & more.
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2017 APA Awards – Call for Entries
Our prestigious APA Awards annual contest Call for Entries has begun! Kristofer Dan-Bergman earned first place in the 2016 Fine Art category (featured above). This year’s selections will receive even greater exposure and bigger recognition. Our competition is open to all photographers worldwide but an APA membership will save you on every image you enter and the more you enter the better your chances of winning. Enter your best images in The APA Awards. Not an APA member? Now is a great time to join.

Enter Now and Save $30

Use coupon code “awards30” when checking out and save $30 off your submission fees. Offer good thru Friday, May 19, 2017.


APA New York welcomes our new Chapter Director Jessica Foley. A self-described marketing nerd, wanderluster, pinterest-cook, and taco-connoisseur, Jessica is a photographer with a degree in marketing management, who’s ready to help bring exciting new programs to the NY chapter. Photo © Steven Irby


APA DC – Flying Drones

Saturday, May 20th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drones are one of the fastest growing areas of general aviation. Attend an AOPA (Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association) drone seminar to find out how to become a remote pilot, learn the ins and outs of flying safely and get up to speed on the latest rules and regulations. After taking our workshop you will be ready to take and pass your Part 107 Knowledge Test. Get details

APA LA Portfolio Review Saturday
Saturday, May 20th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is an exclusive APA members only event. Members get expert personalized reviews from top industry professionals: art buyers, photo editors, in-house creatives and entertainment companies. Reviewers from RPA, Deutsch, Saatchi & Saatchi, Chiat Day, 72andSunny, Los Angeles Magazine and more. Get details

APA Chicago Artist Representative Portfolio Review
Wednesday, May 24th 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We’ve assembled leading artist reps to review portfolios and answer all question related to landing an agent. This event is open to all photographers, looking to land an agent or just looking for honest feedback on the quality of their work. Get details


APA members save big registering for continuing education workshops taught by some of the most in demand commercial photographers working today. Right now we have two amazing opportunities available:

1. Santa Fe Workshops. APA members receive $200 off select workshops this summer including with Andrew Hetherington, Joe Pugliese, Nick Merrick, Bob Sacha, Andrew Southam and Joe McNally.
2. Next Level Workshop with Matthew Jordan Smith. APA members save 25% when registering for this workshop. Learn how to develop your own lighting and photography style from a master that has done it all.

To access your discounts login to your MyAPA account then select “Partner Discounts.”


APA is a member of the Copyright Alliance and is looking forward to celebrating their 10 year anniversary with them in Washington D.C. on May 17th. A true partner in our efforts to protect copyright for all creators. Learn more about our friends at: http://copyrightalliance.org/

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