Awards


Each year at the Annual Convention PPARI presents many Print and Service Awards.

National Award –  PPA makes this award available to states to award individuals that have gone out of their way to provide outstanding service to its membership and to the field of photography. Through the years many people have given much of their time and energy to advancing the field of photography. The efforts of these dedicated individuals has benefited photography immeasurably. Yet, for all of their hard work and contributions, they ask nothing more than to improve the profession and help those involved in this exciting field.  This is the highest service award PPARI gives out.  It is not given out yearly, it is given out when past PPARI National Award recipients decide there is someone that is deserving of this prestigious award.

Rudy Award – The Rudy Graziani Memorial Service Award is the official PPARI State Service Award dedicated to the memory of Rudy Graziani, M.Photog.,Cr., 1973-74, past President of PPARI. This award is presented to a photographer who has dedicated many hours of service to the profession of photography and to The Professional Photographers’ Association of Rhode Island.

Best of Show – Is Awarded each year at the annual Print Competition.  The Best of Show is awarded to the highest scoring print entered in that particular year.  This image will then be the front cover of the next years convention book.

Masters Court of Honor –  Is Award each year at the annual Print Competition for the Court of Honor by an in state member  Master Photographer, the image is picked by the Judges from all the image scoring an 80 and above.

Court of Honor – Is awarded in several Categories, Portrait, Wedding, Illustrative, Digital, Album, and Out of State.  The Court of Honor is awarded to in state members, the image is picked by the Judges from all the images in the category scoring an 80 and above.

Kodak Gallery Award – Kodak introduced the Gallery Awards in 1985 as a way to honor and promote the importance and value of excellence in professional photography.

Kodak has always represented quality imaging through its many products and services and will continue to work to elevate the importance of professional, quality imaging within the industry, as well as with customers. It’s a connection we’re pleased to make.

Therefore, we are delighted, once again, to salute and support outstanding professional photography and photographers by presenting the annual KODAK Gallery and KODAK Gallery Elite Awards. The Gallery Awards are judged on a state or regional basis, with winners going on to compete at the national level for the Gallery Elite Award.

Gallery Awards will be presented, throughout the year, at annual Professional Photographers of America (PPA) regional and state conventions — in addition to those events’ customary awards.