PPW trophies and merits are available to PPW members. One print merit is awarded to images scoring 76 and above. All PPW trophies are worth one merit. Reference trophy definitions for specific requirements. Click here for printable pdf
PHOTOGRAPHIC OPEN DIVISION
Photographic Open - In this Division the entrant must have captured and created the image and all the elements. If elements of the image are not created by the maker the image should be entered into the Artist Division. See Official Rules for complete Photographic Open details.
‘Best of’ Trophies - Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors. Open to all PPW Members.
Animal - Portrait of an animal
Child - Portrait of a child usually under the age of 16
Group - Portrait of 2 or more people of any age and/or gender
Woman - Portrait of a woman, seniors can be included
Man - Portrait of a man, seniors can be included
Unclassified - Any portrait that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable for but not limited to conceptual portraits, composites and digital paintings.
Album* - Consists of portrait and story-telling albums
Bride - Portrait of a bride
Groom - Portrait of a groom
Group - Portrait of 2 or more people from a wedding
Candid - Portrait of a candid wedding moment
Unclassified - Any wedding portrait that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable for but not limited to conceptual portraits, composites and digital paintings.
Album* - Consists of wedding album
Landscape - Image of seascapes, cityscapes, landscapes, ariel, and sunsets with or without people.
Architectural/Industrial - Image including building exteriors, interiors, architecture and structures, including industrial environments.
Photojournalism - Image of any subject matter that could be used for publication, including story telling, action sports, street scenes or documentary.
Commercial/Illustration - Image of any subject matter that could be used commercially for advertising including product photography.
Unclassified - Any Illustrative image that does not fit in other categories or has a more fine art or creative approach. Suitable but not limited to conceptual images, composites and digital paintings.
Album* - Consists of any illustrative subject matter
‘Best Overall’ Trophies - Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors.
Best Portrait Entry: Best overall portrait from the Portrait Category
Aggregate Trophies - Requires a minimum score of 76 on each image and are determined by the highest aggregate case score in each category. Only Washington State residents are eligible.
Ken Whitmire Trophy - Portrait Photographer of the Year: Highest aggregate score in the Portrait Category*Albums will be combined and judged as one category. One trophy will be awarded.
Artist Division - In this Division the entries may be created in various artistic mediums. Photographs may be used in this category in creating an entry, but it is not a requirement. Entries may include freehand drawing or painting in traditional or digital applications. Entries can include stock photography, photographs, or artwork from other artist (s) with written consent to use those sources. Guide images must be included on the face of the entry. See Official Rules for complete Artist details.
Portrait Category - Consists of subjects of any gender, age and grouping including animals and wedding portraits.
Illustrative Category - Consists of commercial, fine art, abstract, conceptual and non photographic elements.
Restoration Category - Consists of any subject matter that requires repair and restoration due to surface print damage, color fade, color correction, focus, grain, the extension of an image, missing parts, stains, water damage, etc.
‘Best Overall’ Trophies - Require a minimum score of 79 and are selected by the jurors. Open to all PPW Members.
Aggregate Trophies - Requires a minimum score of 76 on each image and are determined by the highest aggregate case score in each category.
Gary Jentoft Trophy - Best of Show: Best single entry from both the Photographic Open and Artist Divisions as determined by the Jurors. Open to all PPW Members.
People’s Choice Trophy - Voted on by the people from both the Photographic Open and Artist Divisions. Requires a minimum score of 76 and Open to all PPW Members.
ACI Image of Excellence** - Highest scoring physical print and ACI lab credit, if winning image was printed using their lab.
Animal Image Makers (AIM)** - The AIM trophy is to be awarded to the PPW member with the highest scoring animal image in the competition. If there is a tie, judges will decide on the winning entry. Winning entry must have a score of at least 80 to qualify.
Fuji Masterpiece **- 80 or above, physical print using Fuji paper - Jurors select (entry form required)
ASP Elite** - 80 or above, highest scoring image from an ASP (American Society of Photographers) member
PPA CPP** - Highest scoring image from a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) member
**Awards/trophies are given at their discretion and entrants must meet requirements to be eligible. To be considered for these awards please follow their rules and also check the appropriate box during the entry process in printcompetition.com
Judge’s Choice Ribbons Judge’s Choice Ribbons are awarded to the image each juror feels is most deserving of recognition – regardless of how the imaged scored. Any image accepted for exhibition is eligible. Only one Judge’s Choice ribbon is allowed per image. Recipients must be PPW a member.
Honor Court Honor Court is automatically awarded to entries with an 87 or above. Recipients must be PPW a member.