Everyone likes a little recognition for their hard work! PPA has designed awards so that its Affiliates 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 ways in building up your association's engagement.
The National Award is a special honor that PPA Affiliates - with the exception of local affiliates and guilds – can award to recognize outstanding services in professional photography. It is available to state, regional, and national PPA Affiliates to honor an individual for his or her outstanding services to professional photography in their community.
Selected by the respective PPA Affiliate, 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 PPA Affiliate during his or her lifetime.
Requirements to present the National Award include:
As a PPA Affiliate, 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.
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-credential mark etched in a glass presentation piece. The cost of the CPP Award plaque is $70.00.
And, if you want, make it a special occasion! Hand out the award to the recipient at a meeting or even an awards banquet! CPP award winners are also listed online under the CPP news section and are encouraged to submit their winning image for use in the CPP Lounge slideshow at Imaging USA!
Learn how to order a Certified Professional Photographer Award.