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Congratulations to our 2022 VPP Print Competition Winners!

Every year, Vermont Professional Photographers compete in a photographic competition judged by trained jurors from around the nation! Their images are judged based on the Professional Photographers of America's standards for 12 elements of a merit image. If you would like to learn more about Print Competition, please contact Brian Watt, VP of Print Competition. 

If you would like to learn more about competing on the district (New England) and international levels, visit PPA.com


** Freeze Jurors! Many of these images will be moving on to districts and IPC **

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Vermont High Level of Excellence

GOLD

Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  The Gold High Level of Excellence Award is awarded to the VPP member based on Image competition performance. Six regular qualifying entries are required to be considered for this award, and a minimum of four entries must score 80 or above. The awards are based on the highest total score from the top four entries. 


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Vermont High Level of Excellence

SILVER

Wayne Tarr

About the award:  The Silver High Level of Excellence Award is awarded to the VPP member based on Image competition performance. Six regular qualifying entries are required to be considered for this award, and a minimum of four entries must score 80 or above. The awards are based on the highest total score from the top four entries. 


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Vermont High Level of Excellence

BRONZE

Sarah McGarghan

About the award:  The Bronze High Level of Excellence Award is awarded to the VPP member based on Image competition performance. Six regular qualifying entries are required to be considered for this award, and a minimum of four entries must score 80 or above. The awards are based on the highest total score from the top four entries. 



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Best in Show

"A Robert Frost Moment" - Lori Simon

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring image of all five categories by a VPP member or a jurors' choice if two images receive the same highest score, scoring 85-100,  (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

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Master Court of Honor

"My Father's Flag" - Jon Adams

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images. To earn a Master Court of Honor, the entrant must hold a "PPA Master" degree.

Master of Photography (M.Photog), Master Artist (M. Artist), or Master of Wedding Photography (M.Wed.Photog.)


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Master Court of Honor

"Icelandic Causeway" - Sarah McGarghan

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images. To earn a Master Court of Honor, the entrant must hold a "PPA Master" degree.

Master of Photography (M.Photog), Master Artist (M. Artist), or Master of Wedding Photography (M.Wed.Photog.)


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Master Court of Honor

"Hold On" - Wayne Tarr

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images. To earn a Master Court of Honor, the entrant must hold a "PPA Master" degree.

Master of Photography (M.Photog), Master Artist (M. Artist), or Master of Wedding Photography (M.Wed.Photog.)


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Non-Master Court of Honor

"Cityscape" - Katie Paquette

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images for entrants who do not yet hold a "PPA Master" degree.  


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Non-Master Court of Honor

"Fowl Play" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images for entrants who do not yet hold a "PPA Master" degree.  


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Non-Master Court of Honor

"Serenity" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images for entrants who do not yet hold a "PPA Master" degree.  


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Out of State Court of Honor

"Cherished Moments" - Judy Reinford

About the award:  Any single image entry that scores 80-100 (excellent, superior, or exceptional) is eligible for a Court of Honor. These are juror choice awards of impactful images for entrants, Masters or non-Masters, who do not live in Vermont and are not members of VPP. 


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Best Black & White

"Unraveled" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring black & white entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.

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Best Landscape/Cityscape

"My Backyard" - Sarah McGarghan

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring landscape entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.


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Best Illustrative

"Bird's Eye View" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring illustrative entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.


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Best Wedding/Event

"An Irish Wedding" - Jon Adams

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring wedding or event entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.


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Best Portrait

"Chameleon" - Wayne Tarr

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring portrait entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.


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Best Artist

"Floral Framework" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring artist entry, scoring 80-100, or a jurors' choice if more than one entry is in the same highest scoring category (Excellent, Superior, Exceptional)

*Example: A score of 91 could beat a score of 93 for this award based on jurors' decision because 91 and 93 are in the same superior category.


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ASP Award

American Society of Photographers

"A Robert Frost Moment" - Lori Simon

About the award:  The ASP Award is given to the highest scoring image by a Vermont ASP member (American Society of Photographers).


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CPP Award

Certified Professional Photographer

"A Robert Frost Moment" - Lori Simon

About the award:  The CPP Award is given to the highest scoring image by a VPP member who is a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer).


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The George Read Memorial Award

"Brrrrmont" - Kelly Shulze

About the award:  Any VPP member's image in a Vermont setting is eligible for the George Read Memorial Award. The image may be a portrait, commercial, or pictorial, but must stress the natural beauty of the state of Vermont, its people, or heritage to be eligible. 

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VPP Creative Theme Award - Blue

"The Beauty of Croatia" - Sarah McGarghan

About the award: This year's creative theme was "Blue". VPP members may enter one image into the creative theme category that is not included in their designated print case of six images. The jurors select the image that best exemplifies and interprets the creative theme. 

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Best First-Timer Award

"Wedding Party is Thirsty" - Brian Farnum

About the award:  This award goes to the highest scoring image among first-time entrants. 


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Member's Choice Award

"Bird's Eye View" - Jamie Proctor-Brassard

About the award:  This award goes to any entry with the highest number of votes from a poll of VPP members. 


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Juror's Choice Awards

PG - “Cityscape” by Katie Paquette

Lisa - “Irish Wedding” by Jon Adams

Chris - “Social Distortion” by Jamie Proctor-Brassard

Pete - “Unraveled” by Jamie Proctor-Brassard

Bob - “Transitions” by Heather Watt

Gena - “Bird’s Eye View” by Jamie Proctor-Brassard


About the award:  Juror's Choice Awards are bonus awards where each juror gets to choose a "favorite" image from the competition that doesn't need to meet any other qualification besides that the juror enjoyed the image. 

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Thank you to our Jurors!

  • Pete Rezac       (NV), M.Photog.Cr., CPP - Jury Chair (JC)

  • Gena Tussey     (TN), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

  • Bob Coates       (AZ), M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP

  • Chris Richman   (NC), M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

  • PG                   (TX), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

  • Lisa Dillon        (OR), M.Photog.Cr., CPP


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