Awards List


Photographic Open Awards
Best Portrait of a Man
Best Portrait of a Woman
Best Portrait of a Child
Best Portrait of a Group
Best Portrait of an Animal or group of animals
Best Portrait of a Wedding or Social event
Best Classic Portrait (little or no digital enhancement applied)
Best Photographic Open Entry by a Master
Best Photographic Open General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Photographic Open Entry by a Student

Illustrative Open Awards
Best Commercial
Best Aerial
Best Scenic
Best Architecture
Best Wildlife
Best Fine Art/Still Life
Best Sport/Event
Best Illustrative Open Entry by a Master
Best Illustrative General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Illustrative Open Entry by a Student

Album Categories
Best Event Album General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Event Album by a Master
Best Non-Event Album General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Non-Event Album by a Master
Best Multi-Maker Album General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Multi-Maker Album by a Master

Master Artist Awards
Best MA General Collection (non-Master Artist)
Best MA by a Master Artist
Best MA by a Student
Best Restoration
Highest Scoring Print Case Average (Print case must include a minimum of 4 images)

Other Awards
♦ Best First Time Entry TPPA
♦ Top 10 in Texas Award (top 10 highest scoring print case averages with a minimum of 4 images)
♦ Lexjet Sunset Print Award (All inkjet-printed entries are eligible to win the “Best Print in Exhibition” Sunset award) ***See qualifications below.
♦ ASP State Elite Award (Goes to the highest scoring print by an ASP Member)
♦ CPP Award for highest Scoring Image by a CPP
♦ Presidential Award Highest Scoring Print Case Average (minimum of 4 images)
♦ Best of Show
♦ Judges Choice Ribbons. 12 Judges, each gets one.
♦ President’s Theme: “Old World”

AWARD PINS (albums do not count in this award category)
♦ Bronze – 4 images scoring 80 or above
♦ Silver – 5 images scoring 80 or above
♦ Gold – 6 images scoring 80 or above
♦ Platinum – 7 images scoring 80 or above
♦ Diamond – 8 images scoring 80 or above


***Sunset Award
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

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