a. Kodak, Fuji and Lex-Jet Awards will not be considered in VPPA Judging as of 2017. Vendor awards will no longer be oﬀered to state image competitions.
b. Further, these may be awarded at PPA District and IPC Competitions. Please check the PPA District and IPC Rules for each vendor if you are interested in your prints being considered for these awards as prints are still accepted at these competitions.
c. Aspiring Award: Awarded to members who have paid for an Aspiring Membership and are only eligible for the Aspiring Award. It is based on the highest scoring eligible image by a Aspiring Professional member.
d. Retired Award: Awarded to members who are Retired from photography and who have paid for the Retired Membership. It is based on the highest scoring image by a Retired member.
e. Non-Resident Award: Awarded to a member who is a VPPA Professional Member but resides in or has registered their business in a state other than Virginia. This award is based on the highest scoring image by a Non Resident Professional member.
f. First Time Entrant: Awarded to a VPPA Professional Membership entrant who has entered the annual image competition for the first time. This award will be determined by the entrant who qualifies and has the highest scoring eligible entry.
g. Non-Master Award: Awarded to the VPPA Professional Member who does not currently hold the PPA Master of Photography Degree. This award will be based on the highest scoring eligible entry.