Competition 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.


AWARDS

Only printed entries by TCPPA members are eligible for awards as per rules defined above. The following awards will be presented:

1.    Judge’s Choice – After all judging is completed, each judge will be able to select their favorite entry of choice.
2.    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. 
3.    Lexjet Sunset Award – presented to an inkjet-printed entry.  See vendor rules below.  Judges will select the winner.
4.    Fuji Masterpiece Award - presented to one printed portrait entry, one printed illustrative entry, and one printed wedding entry.  Entries must be printed on Fuji paper and score >80+.  See vendor rules below.  Judges will select the winners.


TCPPA AWARDS

1.    TCPPA Senior Photographer of the Year- highest scoring combination of male and female folios chosen by a panel of judges.  Given annually to the photographer having the highest combined score for their senior folios. Both masters and non-masters are eligible.
2.    TCPPA Portrait Photographer of the Year- top scoring print case in Portrait category (top 3 of 4 scores).  Given annually to the photographer having the highest score for their top three prints in the portrait category. Their fourth entry may or may not be in the portrait category, but only their top three portrait scores will count towards this award. Both masters and non-masters are eligible.
3.    TCPPA Wedding Photographer of the Year- top scoring print case in Wedding category (top 3 of 4 scores).  Given annually to the photographer having the highest score for their top three prints in the wedding/candid category. Their fourth entry may or may not be in the wedding/candid category, but only their top three wedding/candid scores will count towards this award. Both masters and non-masters are eligible.
4.    TCPPA Illustrative Photographer of the Year – top scoring print case in the Illustrative Category (top 3 of 4 scores).  Given annually to the photographer having the highest score for their top three prints in the illustrative category. Their fourth entry may or may not be in the illustrative category, but only their top three illustrative scores will count towards this award. Both masters and non-masters are eligible.
5.    TCPPA Top Album Photographer – top scoring album entry.  The TCPPA top album award is given annually to the highest scoring album. In the event of a tie, the judges will select the award winner.
6.    TCPPA Photographer of the year- high total print case score of 4 entries.  This will be a non-master.  Given annually to the non-master photographer having the highest cumulative score for all four prints in any category.
7.    TCPPA Master Photographer of the Year - high print case score of 4 entries for a Master Photographer.  Given annually to the master photographer having the highest cumulative score for all four prints in any category.
8.    TCPPA Best of Awards – top scoring print in each category.
9.    TCPPA Student Photographer of the Year – top scoring print case submitted by a eligible student member (top 3 of 4 scores).  Given annually to the student photographer having the highest cumulative score for top three prints in any category.
10. TCPPA First Time Case Entry – top scoring print case (top 3 of 4 scores) from a TCPPA member who has never entered at TCPPA print competition.


ADDITIONAL RULES FOR VENDOR AWARDS

Lexjet Sunset Award:  The official Lexjet label must be printed and adhered to the back of your print. - If you need a blank label, please email lisa@tcppa.org for a copy.

·         All inkjet-printed entries are eligible to win the “Best Print in Exhibition” Sunset award

·         Entries need not be printed on Sunset inkjet media to win, but must be inkjet-printed

·         An image must be submitted and be judged as a print

·         The image must score >80 points during the PPA-style judging

·         The image must be chosen from the 10 highest scoring prints in the competition

·         The image cannot have won a Sunset award previously

·         The image must adhere to all rules and qualifications of the host print competition

·         The entrant must have all releases and permission of all subjects appearing in the image

 

Fuji Masterpiece Awards   The official Fuji label must be printed and adhered to the back of your print.  This will be printed from the Fuji website.

Please visit https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/photofinishing/paper_lab_products/Masterpiece.html

Only prints or printed albums will be considered for Fujifilm Masterpiece Awards.

The image must be printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive.

To be eligible, an online application must be filled out prior to the competition.  When doing so, please complete all fields except score (that gets written in later by judges).  https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/photofinishing/paper_lab_products/pdf/2017_MasterpieceAwardApplication.pdf

Tape the form to the back of the print so that the print committee knows that you are submitting to be considered as a Fujifilm Masterpiece Award.

Full guidleines are here:  https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/photofinishing/paper_lab_products/pdf/2017_Guidelines_Masterpiece_Award_Program.pdf

The image must receive a score of 80 or more points during PPA affiliate judging to be eligible for a Fujifilm Masterpiece Award.

One award will be presented in each of three categories: portrait, wedding, and illustrative.

Judges will select the winners.

Any questions pertaining to the rules or the competition may be directed to Lisa Asp:  news@lisaasp.com | 952-303-3619

-- Past Competition Award Recipients --

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