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hotone_readerschoice_blog.jpgThe 2013 Hot One Awards are currently being compiled by Professional Photographer magazine (look for the results online August 1), honoring the hottest products for professional photographers. From hundreds of entries received, a panel of judges who are all professional photographers name their top choice in cameras, lenses, software and much more. There's only one opinion missing -- yours!

For the first time, Professional Photographer has added Readers' Choice Awards to the Hot One Awards series. It's your chance to have your say on what you think some of the best photography products are! The categories you will be voting on were very close when our judges made their decisions, so the competition for the Readers' Choice Awards will be high.

From now until June 9, you can vote on for your preferred DSLR camera in the $1,000 - $3,000 price range. Will it be the Canon EOS 6D or the Nikon D800/D800E? The choice is all yours. Let us know what you think; it's super easy to cast your vote.

Better yet, you'll also have a chance to share with Professional Photographer your choice of products in the Macro Lens, Business App, Presentation Software and Background categories. Here's the complete voting schedule:

  • Digital SLR: May 28 - June 9
  • Macro Lens: June 10 - 23
  • Business App: June 24 - July 7
  • Presentation Software: July 8 - 21
  • Background: July 22 - August 4

Don't be shy, start voting now! Daily voting is permitted and it takes a few seconds at most.

If you just started reading Professional Photographer magazine and want to view the 2012 Hot One Awards (or if you just want a refresher on last year's winners), you can find the complete results at  

covercontest2012_slider.JPGHave you ever dreamed of seeing one of your images on the cover of magazine? Your chance to make it happen is here with Professional Photographer's 2012 Cover Contest. The winning image - as picked by the judges - will be featured on a future Professional Photographer magazine cover!

Think you have the winning photo? Submit it by August 31 at Choose your best example of an image that is representative of the work you sell your clients: portraits, weddings, commercial, sports, events, etc. (Only one image per entrant.)

After you've uploaded your own photo, you can browse other entrants' images and rate them.

Along with having an image featured on the cover of a 2012 issue of Professional Photographer, the winner will also be awarded prizes from sponsors Michaels Custom Framing, Photobiz and White House Custom Colour.

So, head over to to read more about the contest and to upload your image by August 31!

Only digital files that are uploaded will be accepted. Mailed print images and emailed electronic images will NOT be accepted.
564866_10150949582488234_360056649_n.jpgEach year, the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS) presents its GAMMA Awards, which recognize and celebrate editorial and design excellence in more than a dozen categories. But why does that matter to you? Professional Photographer--the magazine PPA members get for free--brought home 17 of the awards earlier this May! (See a list of the awards.)

Those awards are just the tip of the iceberg. For over 100 years, Professional Photographer has been helping readers grow their businesses with practical, cutting-edge lessons on photo techniques, business management, sales and marketing. The magazine also showcases noteworthy photographers, trends in the industry and the latest products.

Yet the award-winning content of the magazine may not be the only benefit you receive from this PPA benefit. PPA member Tina Key of Key Essentials Photography in Texas recalls a time when the magazine itself proved to be a great resource. "I have struck gold just by carrying it around with me," she explains. "For instance, I was eating lunch and flipping through the magazine when I was approached by a lovely woman in need of a photographer. I gave her my card and took some of the most beautiful images of her daughter that weekend. I don't view it just as a magazine anymore; I see it as an asset."

Key finds Professional Photographer to be exceptionally well-designed and arranged, and she appreciates being able to pick it up at any time and find inspiration. As another PPA member, Wayne Eggleston of Wayne's View Photography in South Carolina, adds: "No matter what level of experience you have as a photographer, you can still learn more, still get inspiration."

Add in the website, digital edition, contests and Web Exclusives newsletter, and you'll be hard-pressed to find another magazine that offers a more complete resource for photographers. It's more than a magazine...even if it's been called the best business-to-business/association magazine in the Southeast!

Let's put it this way: Thousands of pro photographers pay to receive this magazine, but PPA members get it free with their membership. So, look for it in your mailboxes, access the digital version online ( and enjoy!
cover811_facebook.jpgAugust 2011 (left) - Gold GAMMA Award-winner for best cover.

Professional Photographer, official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, is what professional photographers need to read, according to the Magazine Association of the Southeast's 2012 GAMMA Awards. Among the 17 awards Professional Photographer brought home is one for General Excellence, which names it the best business-to-business/association magazine in the Southeast.

Recognizing editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, the GAMMA Awards validate Professional Photographer's 100-plus years of helping readers excel in the photographic industry with professional advice and inspiration. In fact, winning the top spots for General Excellence and Best Service Journalism applaud the magazine's overall performance and ability to provide informative content in appealing ways.

One judge commented: "Professional Photographer knows how to select case studies that can educate their readership."

Read the full list of Professional Photographer's awards

covercontest_FINAL.pngImagine Your Work on the Cover of a Magazine
Here's your chance to make it happen! Professional Photographer magazine invites you to submit photographs for a chance to have your image featured on a cover.

In addition to landing the cover of a 2011 edition of Professional Photographer, the winner will also be awarded a selection of prizes from our generous sponsors: Tamron, Photobiz, Manfrotto Distribution and WHCC.

Enter now at!
Choose your best example of an image that is representative of the work you sell your clients: portraits, weddings, commercial, sports, events, etc. The submission deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (Only one image per entrant.)

Don't miss your chance to show the world your talent!

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