The National Award is offered by the Professional Photographers of America to State, Regional, National and International affiliated organizations on a yearly basis. First made available in 1958, the award recognizes those persons who have generously contributed their time and talents to the service of their profession, their affiliated organization, and their fellow photographers. Nominations for the award are determined by the recipient’s peers, which adds to its distinction and value.
The choice of the recipient is left to the individual state, region and national affiliates. It may be given to a member or non-members, to someone in or outside the field of professional photography. It need not be awarded every year if no suitable candidate is found. The award will be presented at the VPP annual awards banquet.
The selection of the new recipient is made by the VPP National Award Committee that is composed of all living recipients of this award from VPP.
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