TPPA Recognizes the “Merit Standard” in Image Competition as images scoring 80 or above.  Images that score 80 or above are considered “eligible” for our Photographic Awards.

PHOTOGRAPHIC OPEN AWARDS
Portrait

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 (Pets)
Best Classic Portrait (little or no digital enhancement applied)
Best Portrait by a Master
Best Portrait General Exhibit (non-Master)

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

Creative
Best Creative Open by a Master
Best Creative Open General Exhibit (non-Master)

Album
Best Album General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Album by a Master

ARTIST AWARDS
Best Artist Entry by a Master Artist
Best Artist Entry General Collection (non-Master Artist)
Best Restoration Image

WEDDING AWARDS
Best Bride
Best Groom
Best Couple or Group
Best Wedding Moment
Best Wedding Still Life
Best Wedding Open by a Master
Best Wedding Open General Exhibit

Wedding Album Awards
Best Album by a Master
Best Album General Exhibit (non-Master)
Best Multi-Maker Album by a Master
Best Multi-Maker Album General Exhibit (non-Master)

OTHER AWARDS
♦ Best First Time Entry TPPA
♦ Judges Choice Ribbons. Each judge awards one ribbon.
♦ CPP Award for highest scoring Image by a Certified Professional Photographer
♦ ASP State Elite Award (Goes to the highest scoring image by an ASP Member)
♦ Top Photographic Open Entries Award (Highest scoring average with a minimum of 4 entries in the PO Competition)
♦ Top Artist Entries Award (Highest scoring average with a minimum of 4 entries in the Artist Competition)
♦ Top Wedding Entries Award (Highest scoring average with a minimum of 4 entries in the Wedding Competition)
♦ Top 10 in Texas Award (Top 10 scoring averages from the overall competition. Requires a minimum of 4 entries in at least
one of the three competitions: Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)
♦ Best of Show

COMPETITION AWARD PINS
♦ Bronze – 4 entries scoring 80 or above in a single competition (Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)
♦ Silver – 5 entries scoring 80 or above in a single competition (Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)
♦ Gold – 6 entries scoring 80 or above in a single competition (Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)
♦ Platinum – 7 entries scoring 80 or above in a single competition (Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)
♦ Diamond – 8 entries scoring 80 or above in a single competition (Photographic Open, Artist or Wedding)