PPA Affiliates

Other professional photography associations around the country (and around the world) have aligned themselves with Professional Photographers of America. These photography groups provide networking and educational opportunities for photographers, and as PPA Affiliates, they can offer merits toward PPA degrees!

What is an Affiliate?

Get the latest affiliate newsAffiliates are autonomous organizations that choose to affiliate with Professional Photographers of America. These groups provide valuable networking and educational opportunities for photographers, and as an Affiliate of PPA, they can offer merits towards PPA degrees.

Professional Photographers of America enourages PPA members and photographers to become involved with Affiliates in their area. Download the Affiliate Directory.

Learn all about the PPA Affiliate Program.

Affiliate Handbook

Affiliate Handbook

 Your Affiliate Membership

Information on renewing your affiliate status and application for affiliation.


Affiliate Directory

Affiliate Directory

Affiliate Awards

National Award
CPP Award

Your Affiliate Membership

Interested in Becoming an Affiliate or Reinstating your Membership?
All Affiliate Membership must provide to PPA an electronic format of their membership list. Please download the Sample Roster Format (.xls document).

Renew my Affiliate Membership
All Affiliate Membership must provide to PPA an electronic format of their membership list. Please download the Sample Roster Format (.xls document).

Affiliate Awards

National Award

The National Award is a special honor that PPA Affiliates can award to recognize outstanding services in professional photography.

Award & DegreeThe recipient, selected by the respective PPA Affiliate, may be either a PPA member or non-member – and they can be in the field of photography or not. While the National Award is available annually, it will not be awarded if there is not a suitable candidate.

To give the National Award:

  • The Affiliate’s annual affiliation fees must be paid.
  • Only 1 National Award may be presented per Affiliate, per year.
  • The Affiliate must have the name of the recipient engraved in the space provided. Please note: PPA is not responsible for engraving. The cost of the plaque and pin is $236.00, which includes shipping. The date of presentation should be engraved on the bottom line of the plate.
  • The individual may not receive more than 1 National Award from the same PPA Affiliate during his or her lifetime.
  • The National Award must be ordered and paid for at least 60 days in advance of the event where the award will be presented.

Presentation should be made at the Affiliate event by the highest-ranking PPA official of the Executive Committee in attendance, a current Board member, PPA Past President, or PPA Councilor.

Here are some resources to help your presentation go smoothly:

CPP Award

The Professional Photographic Certification Commission is pleased to offer an award that can be used to enhance your Affiliate State or District Photographic Competition. The CPP Award recognizes the highest scoring Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) print, album or electronic submission.

The award itself has the CPP credential mark etched in a glass presentation piece and will be provided at no cost to each state or region that requests it. It can beCPP presented to the award recipient at an awards banquet or meeting at your discretion.

Need to order the award? Go for it!


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