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)

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)

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

Artist Awards
Best Artist General Collection (non-Master Artist)
Best Artist by a Master Artist
Best Restoration

Other Awards
♦ Best First Time Entry TPPA
♦ Best Entry by a Student
♦ Top 10 in Texas Award (top 10 highest scoring print case averages with a minimum of 4 images)
♦ FUJIFILM 2018 MASTERPIECE AWARD – Awarded to a PPA member residing in the U.S. at the discretion of the local PPA print competition committee to the photographer in each of three (3) separate categories (Wedding, Portrait and Illustrative) whose printed image work best represents the applicable category and reflects the highest level of professional photography, best meets the criteria for the award and has received a score of 80 or higher on a scale of up to 100. **See qualifications below.  Learn More
♦ 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: “Class of 2018”

AWARD PINS (albums count in this award category)
♦ Bronze – 4 entries scoring 80 or above
♦ Silver – 5 entries scoring 80 or above
♦ Gold – 6 entries scoring 80 or above
♦ Platinum – 7 entries scoring 80 or above
♦ Diamond – 8 entries scoring 80 or above


**The Fuji Masterpiece Award Requirements for the submitting photographers are as follows:

1. The Photographer must certify that the competition print has been made on a FUJIFILM Crystal Archive print material or FUJIFILM Quality Dry Photo Paper in the making of the image.
2. The Photographer must be able to confirm the specific, professional color lab that took part in the print making process.
3. The Photographer must be the sole creator and copyright owner of the image submitted.
4. The Photographer must specify which category the print is being entered into for the professional print competition: Portrait, Wedding
or Illustrative.
5. The Photographer must be in possession of applicable model and/or property releases for any individuals or third party property depicted
in the submitted image, and must be able to produce the model and property releases to Fujifilm upon request.
6. The Photographer must agree to license the submitted image for Fujifilm’s commercial use for three (3) years. This will include Fujifilm’s use on the Fujifilm website and social media sites, and in Fujifilm trade show booths at various national conventions.

***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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