Answers to frequently asked questions about the Wide Angle Photo Club


What is POP?

The Power of Photography® is an annual photographic show and exhibit developed by the Wide Angle Photo Club, Inc. (WAPC) of Pensacola. The proceeds from the Power of Photography® Show & Exhibit benefit multiple local and national charitable organizations.

Where and when is the POP Show?

Normally, the POP Show coincides with downtown Pensacola’s Gallery Night in August and is held at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center located at 117 E. Government St. When we have a live show, the exhibit is open Friday night until 10 p.m., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday. Photography Educational Lectures are available for free to the public on Saturday.

How do I enter the POP contest?

Unlimited digital images can be submitted (only 20 at one time please) by each photographer. Contestants have six weeks to submit images beginning May 10 through June 21, 2021.

How does WAPC score images for the POP contest?

Images submitted for the POP contest are judged in three phases:
Phase One: All submissions recieve a vote of Yes, No or Maybe from each of our three judges. Any image that receives two No votes is removed from the competition without being scored. Images that receive two or more Yes votes advance to Phase 2.
Phase Two: Judges score photos between 1 and 10 in Subject, Lighting, Composition, and Originality. Individual photos can receive a total of 40 points from each judge making for a maximum score of 120 points per image.
Phase Three: Depending on the total number of entries, approximately the top 350 images are admitted to the current year’s POP Show.

How much does it cost to enter POP?

The entry fee is $10 per photograph.

What is the fee to attend the POP show?

The Wide Angle Photo Club Power of Photography® Show and photography lectures are FREE and open to the public. Donations are appreciated to help support multiple local and national charities.

Who can enter the contest?

Any photographer may participate in the contest, amateur to professional. Winners are determined by a panel of judges.

Do I have to be a Wide Angle Photo Club member to enter POP?

No. However, you must open an account with the WAPC website to participate.

Can children enter POP?

Yes, there is a Youth category for photographers under the age of 16.

What are the prizes?

Prizes include ribbons, cash, and non-cash prizes.

If I’m from out of town, are there local retailers that can print and mat my photography for exhibition?

Yes. You may upload or e-mail your digital High Resolution (240-300 dpi) photographs, using one of the links below to a local retailer, where your photographs will be printed, matted and delivered to the POP exhibition.

Calagaz Photo Pensacola
Phone: (850) 476-2697
Address: 7160 N 9th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504

Calagaz Photo Mobile
Phone: (251) 478-0487
Address: 90 Springdale Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606

Marty Campbell Gallery & Frame Shop
Phone: (850) 565-4230
Address: 3092 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

The Stackhouse
Phone: (850) 361-8060
Address: 1625 W Garden St., Pensacola, FL 32502

Do you keep my images?

No. Images must be picked up on Sunday, the last day of the show. If a contestant is not able to pick up their photograph, it will be transported to Calagaz Photo Pensacola at 7160 N 9th Ave.

Do I have to print and mat my images?

You will only be asked to submit printed and matted images if your images are selected for exhibition in the show so they may be hung in the gallery.

If my image is selected for exhibition, does that mean I have won a ribbon or a prize?

Not necessarily. While you have earned the honor of being one of the select few chosen for exhibition, the winning ribbons and prizes are selected from among the approximately 350 images chosen for display — not all images will win a prize.