March 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting is on March 6th – looking forward to seeing everyone there!

We will be handing out the awards for the Annual Print Competition winners, and we’ll be having our first monthly print competition for 2012.

6:30 – 7:00pm Networking
6:45   Competition print Entries are due
7:00  Meeting starts – Announcements, SPPA business
7:15   Guest Speaker: James Alberson
8:00 – 8:15  Break – voting for prints
9:00   Speaker ends
9:00 -9:30 Announce print winners and then for those that want to stay – an informal critique.

Do you sometimes feel like you have to be a comic to book jobs?
James Alberson did. He become a standup comic in order to grow his ability to entertain, tell stories, and think on his feet, just to be a better salesman. But now he knows a easier, less confrontational way, and he wants  to share it with us at our March 6 meeting.  Click here for more information about James Alberson.

The monthly competitions will be a little different starting in March, so be sure to read all of the new rules for 2012 here.  Some of the new rules that you need know are…

A digital reference file must be submitted with each print entry at the time of entry.
(You can bring your reference file on flash drive, CD, or email it ahead of time to

Each category needs to have at least three entries, or that category will be closed.
(This has been one of the unspoken rules for many years, but now it is listed in the rules so there can be no confusion.)

Photo Critiquing!   At the end of each competition, after the winners are announced, a few entries will be critiqued by a panel from the membership at attendance.


Remember, participation is not required, but it is highly recommended and desired!  We can grow as an organization with your input, ideas, and participation!


Location:  The Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


From I-5 Northtake exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.

Free Parking in their lot! Feel free to double park if necessary.

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