Recognizing Excellence …
Professional Photographers of America recently held their Award and Degree Ceremony in New Orleans, LA. It was a night that honored professional photography and the individuals who set themselves apart in our industry. Held every year, this ceremony celebrates PPA members who’ve earned degrees and awards through their service, competition excellence and instruction.
We are proud to announce the accomplishments of the following Members of our PPC Family who earned PPA Degrees:
- Michael Collins - Lompoc, CA – PPC Past President, Webmaster & Awards Committee Chair, received his PPA Master of Photography Degree.
- Penelope Palumbo - Pasadena, CA – PPC Secretary, received her PPA Master of Photography Degree.
- Tashia Peterman - Mission Viejo, CA – PPC Marketing Production, received her PPA Master of Photography Degree.
- Robin Swanson, PPC Treasurer, received her second PPA Master of Photography Degree, as well as her PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree.
PPA 2011 International Photographic Competition Awards
Congratulations also to the recipients of PPA 2011 International Photographic Competition Awards. The following PPC Members demonstrated excellence in their craft and earned tremendous achievements in PPA’s 2011 International Photographic Competition:
PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year
Diamond Photographer of the Year had all four competition images accepted into the PPA Loan Collection:
- Melinda Hughes – Santa Rosa, CA
PPA Platinum Medalist
Platinum Medalist had three images included in the PPA Loan Collection and one image in PPA’s General Collection:
- Tashia Peterman – Mission Viejo, CA
PPA Gold Medalists
Gold Medalists have the distinction of two photographic images being included in the PPA Loan Collection and two images in PPA’s General Collection:
- Kip Cothran – Murrieta, CA
- Jeff A. Davidson – Santee, CA
- Anne Hutton – Camarillo, CA
- Paul Tsang – San Carlos, CA
PPA Silver Medalists
Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one photographic image into PPA’s Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection:
- DeeDee (Darla) D. Dallas – Riverside, CA
- Karen Nakamura – Gardena, CA
- Penelope P. Palumbo – Pasadena, CA
- Yogi Patel – Moorpark, CA
- Nadia Salameh – San Diego, CA
PPA Bronze Medalist
Bronze Medalist had all four images submitted by the photographer accepted into PPA’s General Collection:
- Joerg Lehmann – Davis, CA
Professional Photographers of California commends these PPA Degree and Award winners for their Excellence in Professional Photography. We are proud of you all!
2012 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Professional Photographers of California proudly awards scholarships to the following people:
Jon Campbell Linda Eaman
Diane Costello Laura Marshall
Rae DeVito Karen Nakamura
Robert FLetcher Charlie Naramore
Ramiro Gaytan Nancy Snyder
Joseph Herkel Paul Speaker