Competition Lounge

Hosted by Kevin Jiminez

During the competition judging, any attendee is welcome to sit in on the process and watch the images come up and be scored in a quiet and controlled environment… If you want a different experience, come join us at the COMPETITION LOUNGE!

While the judges work through the huge task of judging the entries, you have the option to watch remotely -in a nearby room-  surrounded by other photographers and hosted by Kevin Jiminez, a judge himself, who has won multiple awards and honors throughout his career.

You can listen in on the judging, ask questions, make comments, participate in score challenges and even get guidance from experienced competitors all while you follow the live judging going on nearby. A wonderful way to make the most out of the competition experience. And if you never entered competition, this will be the perfect opportunity to check it all out and learn how it works!

If you do choose to participate in the competition you can also follow along and receive score updates from anywhere at

Kevin Jiminez

Kevin Jiminez

M.Photog., Cr., CPP

Kevin is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and holds the Masters of Photography Degree and the Craftsmans Degree with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also earned the Georgia Fellowship Degree (GFD) and the Georgia Service Degree (GSD) with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA). He has been awarded numerous First Place and Distinguished Awards, plus several Fuji Masterpiece and Kodak Gallery Awards, as well as the Polaroid Award, and has received several Loan Images and Photographer of the Year distinctions with the PPA and the GPPA. He has attended the PPA International Print Competition (IPC) Judge’s Workshop twice, and judges regularly at various State Level Competitions. He also lectures throughout the southeast.