Competition and Awards Press Room / Community Network Awards

Everyone likes a little recognition for their hard work! PPA has designed awards so its Community Networks can give them out to THEIR members and add value, interest, and motivation to their membership base. Make one of these awards a special occasion for your annual event and award these recognitions to one of your well-deserving members! It will go a long way in building up your association's engagement.


The Community Network Awards include:

The National Award is a special honor that Community Networks can award to recognize outstanding services in professional photography. It is available to any Community Network which has a minimum of 20 members and is to be awarded to honor an individual for his or her outstanding services to professional photography in their community.

Selected by the respective Community Network, the recipient may be a PPA member or non-member and doesn't have to be in the field of photography. While the National Award is available annually, it will not be awarded if there is not a suitable candidate. Individuals may not receive more than one National Award from the same Community Network during their lifetime.

Requirements to present the National Award:

  • Annual Community Network fees must be paid.
  • Only one National Award may be presented per Community Network, per year.
  • The Community Network 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, which includes shipping.
  • The presentation date should be engraved on the bottom line of the plate.
  • The National Award must be ordered and paid for at least 60 days in advance of the event where the award will be presented.
  • The highest-ranking PPA official of the Executive Committee, a current Board member, past PPA President, or a PPA Councilor should make the presentation at a Community Network event.

National Award Order Form

National Award Recipient List

National Award Recipient Press Release

National Award Speech 

As a Community Network, you need to get the most out of your membership. One way PPA helps you do this is by enhancing your state or regional photographic competitions through the Certified Professional Photographer Award.

CPP Award

The Certified Professional Photographer Award recognizes the highest-scoring Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) print, album, or electronic submission in competition. For events that no longer score images, the award will be chosen in head-to-head judging. Recipients will receive an award with the CPP logo etched in a glass presentation piece. The cost of the CPP Award plaque is $75.00. 

And, if you want, make it a special occasion! Hand out the award to the recipient at a meeting or an awards banquet! CPP award winners are also recognized on the Community Network Awards page.

Learn how to order a Certified Professional Photographer Award.

CPP Award Order Form

  • Wyoming PPA - March 25, 2024 - Russell Jensen, M. Photog.Cr., CPP
  • Professional Photographers of Washington - March 24, 2024 - Chris Wooley, M. Photog.Cr., CPP
  • Professional Photographers of Idaho - March 24, 2024 - Cheri Hammon, M.Photog.MEI.M.Artist.Cr, CPP, F-ASP
  • PPA of New Jersey - April 21, 2024 - Judy Reinford, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
  • Professional Photographers of West Virginis - April 7, 2024 - Jaki Miller, M. Photog., CPP
  • International Society of Animal Photographers - April 30, 2024 - Danica Barreau, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP