Overall Photographer of the Year based upon the highest total image scores earned during quarterly competitions of that calendar year. The top six scores are totaled, at least four of which must have been 80 or above.
Divisional trophies are awarded to members who have highest image scores earned during quarterly competitions in each division (Wedding, Portrait, Landscape/Pictorial/Fine Art and Commercial/Industrial). Overall Photographer of the Year may also receive one of the Divisional awards. In the event of two or more members earn equally high image scores, each member receiving the highest total image will be awarded Trophies.
Awards are given for both category-level and division-level achievement. Additionally, some awards are non-divisional and may be drawn from the pool of eligible images regardless of category or division. These awards include but are not limited to Best First Time Entrant, Best Color Image, Best Black and White, ASP Elite, CPP award.
1. Best Portrait (Human Subject)
2. Best Portrait (Animal Subject)
3. Best Wedding Portrait
4. Best Commercial/Architect
5. Best Photojournalism/Documentary.
6. Best Fine Art
7. Best Landscape/Pictorial
8. Best Digital Artist
9. Best Album
Definition of Contributions:
Contributions can be in the form of time or services offered for free or at deeply discounted rates, or contributions can be physical assets donated such as prints, equipment, etc. There are no fixed criteria other than it must be photography-specific.The value of the time (services) or assets donated will be determined by the member.
Miscellaneous:If the charitable work involves a member shooting an event the time donation should not be communicated to the organization as officially “sponsored” by OPPA.Please complete the application form with a brief set of questions. Either electronic or paper submission is acceptable. The form must be submitted by the due date given.Applicants can be nominated or submit the application on their own behalf using this PDF Application.Please send your completed form to the OPPA Awards Chair, Nancy Smithman.
Definition of Mentorship:
Mentorships can be in the form of time or services offered for free or at deeply discounted rates. There are no fixed criteria other than it must be photography-related, with mentorships involving 1:1 parings between a “mentor” and “mentee.”
Time spent in classroom/workshop settings is generally not considered to be mentorship.
Please complete the application form, which includes a brief set of questions. Either electronic or paper submission is acceptable. The form must be submitted by November 18.
Applicants can be nominated or submit the application on their own behalf using this PDF Application
Please send your completed form to the OPPA Awards Chair, Nancy Smithman.