PPC Image Competition Awards


The Colorado State Image Competition Awards celebrate the outstanding photography talent within the beautiful state of Colorado. Photographers from all backgrounds and skill levels come together to submit their best work, showcasing everything from diverse landscapes to stunning portraiture that make Colorado and our photographers unique. These awards recognize excellence in various categories, from landscapes and wildlife to portraits and urban scenes. To learn more about the competition, view stunning winning entries, or participate in future events, visit the Image Competition link. This annual competition not only celebrates the art of photography but also fosters a sense of community among photographers across the state.

PPC is proud to present it’s members a variety of awards each year in both General & PPA Master’s categories, along with several accolades that all are eligible to receive. Current awards include the following opportunities:
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards in each category | Trophies & ribbons
  • 6 for 6 Plaque | 6 of your top images with a qualifying score of 80 or higher (*possibly being revamped in 2023-2024, more info coming soon)
  • Court of Honor Plaque | Top 10 Makers by highest a
  • Best in Show Trophy | Highest scoring image of the competition
  • General & Master Photographer(s) of the Year Trophy | Highest total score of top 6 images of one maker for each category
  • Juror’s Choice Ribbons
  • First Timer Award | Highest total score of 6 top images from a first time entrant
  • Best “Out Of State” | Highest score out of state
  • Jack Avalos Trophy with Name Plate & 1 year of display for this prestigious, traveling award | Combined judges choice after a group discussion and consideration, more information on the great Jack Avalos

Other Prestigious Awards Available to PPC Members entering into State Image Competition
  • ASP Award | Highest scoring image of a ASP member
  • CPP Award | Highest scoring image of a CPP holder
PPC Non Competition Awards

*Awards & trophy designs are subject to change. Images scoring 80 or higher “Print/Image of Distinction” qualify for awards.