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Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association Print Awards

 

The Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association awards have changed over the years to keep up with the trends in imaging. The awards are achieved by entering our print competition. The images are judged by PPA Master Photographers using the Twelve Elements of a Merit Print. View our Competition Rules if you would like to enter.  Only printed entries submitted by current members are eligible for awards, but you may like to enter to see how your images compare.

It is a wonderful learning experience as the judges discuss what they like about an image or improvements to make the image a merit print.

The next Print Competition takes place January 25, 2016.

The Current Awards are:

  • Portrait Photographer of the Year- top scoring print case in Portrait category (top 3 scores)
  • Wedding Photographer of the Year- top scoring print case in Wedding category (top 3 scores)
  • Illustrative Photographer of the Year – top scoring print case in the Illustrative Category (top 3 scores)
  • Senior Photographer if the Year - top scoring senior composites (top 2 scores)
  • Top Album Photographer – top scoring album entry (Physical or digital albums by current members qualify)
  • TCPPA Photographer of the year- high print case score of 4 entries (top 4 scores in the case if more than 4 are entered). This will be a non-master.
  • TCPPA Master Photographer of the Year - high print case score of 4 entries (top 4 scores in the case if more than 4 are entered) for a Master Photographer
  • Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - high print case score of 4 entries (top 4 scores in the case if more than 4 are entered) for a Certified Professional Photographer
  • Judges Choice – Judges to determine after all scoring is complete
  • Best of Awards (top scoring print in each category)
  • Kodak Gallery Award - Judges will choose one print to receive this award. Image must have been printed on Kodak Paper.
  • Fujifilm Masterpiece Award Certificate - Portrait Category - Judges to determine the best representation of professional photography in the portrait category.
  • Fujifilm Masterpiece Award Certificate - Wedding Category - Judges to determine the best representation of professional photography in the wedding category.
  • Student Photographer of the Year – top scoring print case submitted by a eligible student member (top 3 scores).
  • 1st Time Case Entry - top scoring print case (top 3 scores) from someone who has not ever entered a TCPPA print competition.
  • 48 Hour Challenge - Judges to select the best interpretation of an original image.  (This will be a digital entry)

 

Past Award Recipients

2012 Print Awards    2011 Print Awards  2010 Print Awards    2009 Print Awards 
 2008 Print Awards    2007 Print Awards  2006 Print Awards    2005 Print Awards
 2004 Print Awards    2003 Print Awards  2002 Print Awards    2001 Print Awards
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