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Awards

    Commercial
  • 1 - Architecture
  • 2 - Fashion
  • 3 - Product Illustration
  • 4 - Industrial
  • 5 - Editorial
  • 6 - Press
    General
  • 7 - Pictoral / Floral
  • 8 - Animals
  • 9 - Experimental / Unclassified
  • 10 - Fine Art
  • 11 - Concept Illustration
    Portrait
  • 13 - Portrait
  • 14 - Group Portrait(3 or more)
  • 15 - Child Portrait
  • 16 - Figure Study
  • 17 - Newborn
    Wedding
  • 17 - Wedding Portrait
  • 18 - Wedding Group
  • 19 - Photojournalistic Wedding
    Supplimentary
  • 12 - Feature Album
  • 20 - Wedding Album
Observer - from any class
Student - from any class
Out of Province - 4 images

The Ontario Professional Photographers Of The Year The Photographers of the Year will be chosen from entrants who have successfully fulfilled the criteria of their specific categories. They must have all four (4) entries accepted within these classes (see PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in OFFICIAL RULES). Winners are then selected by the panel of judges based on overall impact, technical merit, composition, presentation and overall variety of skills exhibited.

The three (3) recipients for the POTY awards will receive: a keepsake Trophy and a full Year PPOC Membership.

Please Read The Rules Carefully, Since Entries Must Be Submitted In Specific Classes To Be Eligible All awards for Photographer of the Year will then be chosen by the judges based on overall impact, technical merit, composition, presentation and overall variety of skills exhibited.

Commercial Photographer of the Year

Finalists will be chosen from the top-scoring entries based on aggregate rating, of four (4) accepted images in at least three (3) different Commercial classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Optionally, the 4th image can be from any class including Feature Album (Class 12) and Wedding Album (Class 20) as long as there are 3 different Commercial classes (1-6) accepted.

Portrait Photographer of the Year

Finalists will be chosen from the top-scoring entries based on aggregate rating, of four (4) accepted images in at least three (3) different Portrait classes 13, 14, 15, 16. 17, 18, 19 and 21. Optionally, the 4th image can be from any class including Feature Album (Class 12) and Wedding Album (Class 20) as long as there are 3 different Portrait classes (13-16, 21) accepted.

Photographic Artist of the Year

Finalists will be chosen from the top-scoring entries based on aggregate rating, of four (4) accepted images in at least three (3) different General classes 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Optionally, the 4th image can be from any class including Feature Album (Class 12) and Wedding Album (Class 20) as long as there are 3 different General classes (7-11) accepted.

CLASS AWARDS

A contemporary award has been created to honour the Best of Show from each of the Class categories 1-21.

Best Out Of Province Award:

A panel of judges will select the best out of province based on all 4 images and award the best out of province.
Best Image by Observer / Student:
Award Certificate of Achievement.

Judges Choice Awards:

The panel of judges will each select an image, which in their own opinion is above and beyond all other images based on overall impact, technical merit, composition, and presentation. The entrants selected for these awards [Six (6) in total, one (1) for each judge], will receive appropriate acknowledgement.

NOTE: Winning entries are solely the choice of the judges and are not necessarily the highest scoring nor are to be construed as “Best of Show”.

Tibor Horvath Award Of Excellence:

This award is presented to an Accredited member with the highest aggregate score from four (4) accepted prints. The recipient cannot have received a CPA or MPA award from PPOC. The recipient of this award will receive a trophy.

PPOC-ON, on the recommendation of the judging panel, reserves the right to NOT present any award due to lack of entries in particular categories, or if the entries are not of high enough quality to justify the award.


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