Get Recognized, Win Big Prizes in the Sunset Print Awards

Sunset Print Award
Photo by previous Sunset Print Award winner Ann Naugher, M. Photog., CPP, at the 2012 Southeast PPA District competition.


Sponsored by LexJet, the annual Sunset Print Awards are again being presented at select PPA events and other regional and state competitions. Sunset Print Award winners receive a crystal Sunset Print Award trophy, a lapel pin, a $250 gift certificate for Sunset inkjet media and entry in the year-end national Sunset Print Award competition.

Sunset Print Award winners at each competition receive an additional prize, an iPad Mini, if the winning image is printed on Sunset inkjet media, though entries do not need to be printed on Sunset media to qualify.

Each winner in the regional and local competitions is automatically entered to win the Grand Prize in the national Sunset Print Award competition. And, in order to be entered in the national competition you must enter and win a Sunset Print Award at one of the competitions. Click here for a list of upcoming competitions.

The Grand Prize winner receives airfare for two to Sarasota, Fla., with lodging at Lido Beach resort for three days and two nights, a $500 Visa gift card and national recognition. Second and third place winners receive a $500 and $300 Visa gift card respectively.

“The Sunset Print Award has become the coveted award in the photography market, and from my perspective as a board member of the Professional Photographers of Michigan we couldn’t be more appreciative of the award,” says Tina Timmons, owner of The Portrait Gallery in Vassar, Mich., a previous Sunset Award Winner who also prints for other photographers for competition. “And, when we print for competition we prefer Sunset inkjet media over any other paper.”

To find out more about the Sunset Print Award and upcoming competitions, as well as a gallery of previous winner and information on Sunset inkjet media, go to, or contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Last Chance to Enter Top Knots Wedding Photo Contest

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the wedding photography focused Top Knots photo contest. Among other prizes, the Grand Prize winner receives a round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a registration pass for classes at WPPI 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 11-13.

PDNFirst Place winners in each category get a Nikon DSLR camera, a basic WPPI Membership and other cash-value prizes, as well as their images featured in the May 2013 issue of Photo District News and in a special Top Knots Winner’s gallery at

Categories include Videos, Engagement Photos, Getting Ready, Ceremonies, Portraits, Receptions, Details and Candids. Judges are Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Director, The Knot Inc.; Agha Muzam, Photo Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings; Jessica Latimer, Managing Editor, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style; and Jason Groupp, Director, WPPI.

Entry fees are $45 per image and $60 per series (membership discounts are available). A series must be related visually and has a limit of six images.

Again, the deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 15. For more information, rules and to enter, go to