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04-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hi guys
this is the third time I submitted pictures to the PPG
I submitted 4 images 2 got decline after about a week but this time 2 are still "ready for review" . I submitted all 4 at the same time?
is there still hope?

Thanks!

04-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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I look at PPG has a 2 step process.

Step One => images declined fast by other users = +/- 1 to 2 weeks

Step Two => images that pass other users = waiting and waiting for pentax personnel decision

So, there is hope for the other two images you have there.

Good luck.
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Thanks!! that would be nice!

do you know how long it usually takes for Pentax to review?
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In a real old thread...

QuoteOriginally posted by craftsmansky Quote
today i got a reply from pentax on process and why two of my photos have been in the "ready for review" status for so long...

"You are correct that this has been a longer wait time than usual.
Pentax office close from Christmas eve through the new year so this is
our first day back. Images that are declined quickly are in the bottom
38% approval rating after 40 votes. Those with greater that 38%
approval get passed on to the Pentax review team."

so, i am assuming i passed the 38% test and am waiting for the REAL test...

time will tell.
This means it takes 25 NO votes out of a possible 40 total votes gets a photo rejected. Of course if the first 25 votes are NO then the photo will be rejected at that point. If the first 24 are NO and the next 15 are YES and the 40th vote is NO it still gets rejected. You can, however, think of it another way, if the photo gets 16 quick YES votes during the peer review it goes straight up to the official Pentax judges. Once it gets there they have their way with it. They've been pretty mum on their criteria and have also been rather "uneven" in their judging but what are ya gonna do... This factor goes a long way toward explaining "quick rejections."

Another think to watch for is "attention to the rules".

IMHO the main reason that some photos are rejected is that they are submitted at less than 600 pixels tall. Photos MUST be at least 600 pixels tall.... If they are less than that they are rejected almost automatically. Anything over 600 is resized down to 600 anyway but I often think that ones that are exactly 600 pixels tall run into a bug and get rejected on size so I size mine at 603 pixels tall just to make sure.

Btw, they didnt used to accept panoramas, but I've been told they do now.

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Thanks again!
I love the PPG and would love to have an image of mine on there one day.
(mostly so I could justify spending more money on my hobby)
but I am only an amateur photographer so I still have a lot to learn
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well finally the other two got rejected
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I've suggested this before: think of it as "declined" rather than "rejected".
Much easier to deal with.
Besides, that's how they call it.

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Don't get disheartened! I submitted images for a period of nine months (while my photography steadily improved) and had zero accepted. Then, I had an exceptional trip from a photography perspective and had six accepted. I'm now up to 16 or 17, and I have a much better idea of both what makes a good photograph AND what PPG is looking for. Keep shooting and learning.

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From the beginning of last year, I had been instructed by PPG not to submit any more photos for the simple reason that the aim of the gallery is to illustrate some unique work from each individual photographer instead of showing their best work.

So I stopped submitting the images there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
From the beginning of last year, I had been instructed by PPG not to submit any more photos for the simple reason that the aim of the gallery is to illustrate some unique work from each individual photographer instead of showing their best work.

So I stopped submitting the images there.
I wonder why

(71 pictures in)
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
From the beginning of last year, I had been instructed by PPG not to submit any more photos...
Guess they were getting worried about their storage capacity...
Wow, 71 entries. That must be some kind of record. Way to go, James!
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QuoteOriginally posted by netuser Quote
I wonder why

(71 pictures in)
Hehe

You have noticed. These photographs are not keeping with the standard in the gallery

QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Guess they were getting worried about their storage capacity...
Wow, 71 entries. That must be some kind of record. Way to go, James!
Actually there were 10 or so having a larger port folio in there than mine.
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Question on the PPG:

I requested an invite to submit pictures over 2 weeks ago, but I never received anything. How long should that take? Or do they already know I have no chance?
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Curious (but don't want to start another thread...and not like I'd ever get any accepted)...

Do you have to use a Pentax-branded lens, or just use a Pentax camera?

Probably a stupid question
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QuoteOriginally posted by ismaelg Quote
Question on the PPG:

I requested an invite to submit pictures over 2 weeks ago, but I never received anything. How long should that take? Or do they already know I have no chance?
I think 2 weeks is on the long side. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly how long it took them to repy.

QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
...Do you have to use a Pentax-branded lens, or just use a Pentax camera?...
Pentax camera and whatever lens you like. If it's not a Pentax lens , it will have to be in the category "Unknown".
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