Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of PPA and its Affiliates. Every association has those extraordinary volunteers whose efforts on behalf of the Affiliate and its members deserve special recognition. Seeking a way to thank these individuals – PPA created the National Award in 1958. Each year, PPA makes this prestigious award available to state, regional, national and international affiliates – who then present it to deserving individuals. The highest honor granted by a PPA Affiliate, it recognizes those whose support for photography goes far beyond any regular expectations or contributions. The simple inscription on this plaque reads “for service to professional photography”– but we know that this award means far more than that.
National Award Recipients
2017 Amy Rader
2016 Mark O'Connell
2015 Cathleen Broderick, CPP
2014 Joyce Holt
2013 Cassandra Sullivan, CPP
2010 Andrea Joliat, CPP
2009 Mark Spencer, M.Photog. Cr., PPA Certified
2008 Mark Till, PPA Certified
2007 Lauren Maguire
2006 Nancy Green, M.Photog.Cr.
2005 Ed Pedi, M.Photog.Cr., PPA Certified
2004 Linda Pedi
2003 Diana Mirasolo, PPA Certified
2002 Joe Dunn
2001 Roger Meritt, M.Photog.
2000 Chet Maguire
1998 Richard Finkle
1997 Ken Wilson
1996 Mary Ann Nourse
1995 Edward Lilley, M.Photog.Cr., PPA Certified
1994 Larry Grenier
1993 Roberta Cloutier, M.Photog., PPA Certified
1992 Lee Finkle, Cr.Photog.
1991 Paul Camello, M.Photog.Cr.
1990 Don Ayotte, M.Photog.Cr.
1989 Richard Nourse, Cr.Photog.
1988 David Hilton, Cr.Photog.
1987 Ralph Tomaccio, M.Photog.,CPP
1986 Lawrence McHugh
1985 James McFarland, PPA Certified
1984 Melvin Hookailo, M.Photog.Cr., CPP*
1983 Marion Hookailo, Cr.Photog.
1982 Jenny Nourse, M.Photog.Cr., CPP*
1981 R. Robert Grenier, Cr.Photog.
1980 Xenophon Beake, M.Photog.Cr.,CPP
1979 Allen Swinimer, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
1978 Frances A. Beake
1977 Daniel P. Duffy, Cr.Photog.*
1976 William J. Aberizk, M.Photog.Cr.,CPP*
1975 Sidney Plotkin
1974 William Hayden
1973 Albert Miller, Cr.Photog.*
1972 John Hilton, M.Photog., CPP
1971 Samuel Micciche*
1970 Russell Brett, M.Photog.
1969 Thomas Keegan, Cr.Photog.
1968 William Durland*
1967 Robert Ginsburg, M.Photog.,CPP*
1966 Robert Goldman
1965 Madeline Hobbs, M.Photog.Cr.
1964 Marley Lewis, Cr.Photog.Cr.*
1962 John Hobbs, M.Photog.Cr.
1961 Charlotte Goldman
1960 Leonard Levy, M.Photog.Cr., CPP