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.Overall Awards:
MNPPA Awards - must be a current MNPPA member to qualify
TCPPA Awards - must be an active TCPPA member to qualify
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR VENDOR AWARDS
Lexjet Sunset Award: The official Lexjet label must be printed and and adhered to the back of your print. All inkjet-printed entries are eligible to win the "Best Print in Exhibition" Sunset award
ASP State Elite Award: Mark your labels with "ASP" if you qualify
The State Elite Award is to be presented to the ASP member in good standing for the highest scoring entry at his or her State Print Competition. This means that he or she is a member in good standing with PPA as per our Bylaws and that he or she must be current with their ASP dues PRIOR to the competition.
In the event of a tie, total case score will be the first tiebreaker. In the unlikely event that a tie still exists, the second highest scoring entry in the case will break the tie. In the really unlikely event that a tie still exists, the third highest scoring entry will break the tie. If by the remotest chance a tie still exists, ASP will declare co-winners of the award and provide an additional trophy. Both recipients should be duly recognized at the awards ceremony for their accomplishments.
An ASP member is eligible for the State Elite Award in only one state and that state is determined by the mailing address on record with ASP. An ASP member who wishes to compete for the ASP State Elite Award in a different state other than their home state, must petition the ASP Board of Governors for the right to compete for the ASP State Elite Award prior to January 1 of the competition year in which they wish to compete in the different state. Board petition form shall be available on the ASP website. ASP State Representatives shall be notified of all petitions granted by the ASP Board of Governors.
Fuji Masterpiece Awards The official Fuji label must be printed and and adhered to the back of your print.
(Kodak Gallery Award: Kodak will now be selected their winners at the PPA Distric Competition. No Kodak Awards will be given at state or local competitions.)
Any questions pertaining to the rules or the competition may be directed to Lisa Asp: email@example.com | 952-303-3619