JPPG 2016 Award Recipients

Our Annual Holiday party and Awards Banquet was a perfect end to a great year in the Guild. One of the highlights of the JPPG Holiday Party is the presentation of the JPPG End of Year Awards. We would like to extend congratulations to our Members who were recipients of these well-deserved awards.

Photographer of the Year – Melanie Miller
Competitor of the Year Award – Pat Hutton
First Time Competitor Award – Michael “Feather” Frame
Marie Moran Education Award – Keith Bartholomew
Marjorie Sharpe Service Award – Michael Joseph
People’s Choice Award – Leslie Ward

The following two Members are the recipients of the two Jim and Adrienne Abrisch Scholarships. Each will receive $300 toward their tuition for Florida Photography Workshops in June.

Michael Butler and Michael Joseph

Congratulations to all of our Award and Scholarship recipients!

2012 End of the Year Awards and Christmas Party

Our Holiday Party this year was so much fun!   Our President, Damon Fecitt, recapped this year’s highlights including an outstanding mini seminars series, getting nationally known guest speakers at our monthly meetings, our PPA accreditation and he introduced our 2013 Board of Directors.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the JPPG End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of these awards!

Photographer of the Year:   Olis Garber

Competitor of the Year Award:   Rick Bauer

Marjorie Sharpe Service Award:   Kevin Floyd

Marie Moran Education Award:   Kevin Floyd

First Time Competitor Award:   Eric Holloway

People’s Choice Award:   Trace Choulat

Abrisch Scholarship Recipients:   New Member Jacob Vorpahl  / Five Year Plus Member Susan Michal

2011 End of Year Awards and Christmas Party

Our Holiday Party this year was so much fun! With an urban downtown setting, excellent Italian appetizers & entrees, door prizes, and gift bags filled with homemade treats and hosted by Michael Joseph.

Our President, Damon Fecitt, recapped this year’s highlights including a membership size that doubled, an outstanding mini seminars series, getting nationally known guest speakers at our monthly meetings, our PPA accreditation and he introduced our 2012 Board of Directors.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the JPPG End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of these awards!

Photographer of the Year: Susan Michal

Competitor of the Year Award: Olis Garber

Marjorie Sharpe Service Award: Keely Deuschle

Marie Moran Education Award: Kevin Floyd

First Time Competitor Award: Trace Choulat

People’s Choice Award: Kevin Floyd

Abrisch Scholarship Recipients: Heather Lynn and Jeff Nelson

FPP 2011 Awards, Degrees, and Photographer of the Year!

Wow, wow, wow! What an incredible Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) Convention! Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible! It all led up to Tuesday evening, the night that degrees and many awards would be presented and where JPPG Members took home some of the most esteemed awards! Congratulations to all, but especially to the #1 Photographer of the Year, Olis Garber!

It was also where we said goodbye to the current FPP President and welcome in the new FPP President – our very own Donna Campiz!

Olis Garber Named 2011 Florida #1 Photographer of the Year

We are soooo incredibly proud of Olis! This was Olis’ first year competing at the State level and with his incredible HDR landscape and bird photography, this award is very well deserved. Please make sure to congratulate Olis next time you see him at our meetings!

Olis’ accomplishments included a perfect 100 score for his image, “Ice“, and the same image was awarded First Place in the Illustrative – Landscape category. He also received First Place in the Portrait of an Animal category for his image “Attitude“. And, his entire case of 6 images all merited! Congratulations, Olis!

Scroll down to the image gallery below to see Olis’ incredible work!

Susan Michal Named Top 10 Florida Photographer and Recipient of Other Esteemed Awards

Our own Susan Michal also took the Awards Banquet by storm! Susan was named a Top 10 Florida Photographer for 2011 (and well deserved, too!)

Susan was also presented with the PPA Certified Professional Photographer Award (recognized for the highest scoring Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) print, album, or electronic submission in their state print competition) and the Outstanding Service Award for the JPPG Section.

Susan’s print, “The Shopkeeper“, scored an incredible 97 and she, also, merited all 6 of her images. Scroll down to the image gallery below to see Susan’s “The Shopkeeper” image!

Other Print Awards

Several other JPPG Members also received awards for their images:

  • Patricia “Pat” Lowe was awarded First Place in the Commercial Advertising Illustrative category for her image “Shaken, with a Splash“.
  • Damon Fecitt was awarded a Distinguished Award in the Illustrative Open category for his image “9 Months to Hold You“.
  • Keely Deuschle was awarded a Distinguished Award in the Portrait of an Animal category for her image “Doggone Basket“.

Degrees Awarded

We are also proud of two of our Members who were presented with their new Florida Professional Photographer Degrees.

  • Pat Tankersley received his Florida Education Degree and his Florida Service Award.
  • Rick Bauer received his Florida Education Degree.

Both Ramfis Campiz and Michael Joseph received 20 point bars for their Florida Service Award, as well!

Steve Metz Presented with PPA National Award

Our favorite Burrell rep, Steve Metz, was presented with PPA’s National Award. This coveted honor is presented in recognition of outstanding service to professional photography performed by an individual. We know how much Steve gives back to our industry and this is very well deserved!

Congratulations to all of our Members on their well-deserved Awards and Degrees and to new FPP President, Donna Campiz!

2010 End of Year Awards and Christmas Party

Our Holiday Party this year was so much fun! With a cozier location, fun Christmas trivia, door prizes, and the Photo Booth, it was an event that we will have to live up to next year!

We welcomed our new President, Damon Fecitt, and the new Board Members including Josh Tayloe, Devin Faulkner and Olis Garber, and said a huge thank you to our outgoing President, Pat Tankersley, who will still sit on the Board of Directors for the next year as a Past President.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the JPPG End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2010 recipients of these awards!

Photographer of the Year: Keely Deuschle

Marjorie Sharp Award: Rick Bauer

Service Award: Pat Tankersley

Marie Moran Education Award: Kevin Floyd

First Time Competitor Award: Devin Faulker

People’s Choice Award: Trace Choulat

Abrisch Scholarship Recipient: Sarah Pascual

PPSNF 2009 End of Year Awards

We had another great Holiday Party again this year at the new location! The food was delicious, the entertainment was awesome, and being among friends is what the holiday season is all about. One of the highlights of the PPSNF Holiday Party is the presentation of the PPSNF End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2009 recipients of these awards!

Photographer of the Year: Tammie Sybelnik

Marjorie Sharp Award: Scott Beahan

Service Award: Keely Deuschle

Marie Moran Education Award: Kevin Floyd

First Time Competitor Award: Dana Heisler

People’s Choice Award: Kevin Floyd

Abrisch Scholarship: Devin Faulkner

Front Row (L-R): Kevin Floyd, Marie Moran, Dana Heisler; Back Row (L-R): Scott Beahan, Devin Faulkner, Tammie Sybelnik, Keely Deuschle

We are also very proud of all of our PPSNF members for bringing in so many toys for our Toys for Tots drive! Thank you!!

PPSNF End of Year Awards

One of the highlights of the PPSNF Holiday Party is the presentation of the PPSNF End of Year Awards. Each award has a different set of criteria which can be found on the End of Year Awards page. Congratulations to the 2008 recipients of these awards!

Photographer of the Year: Pat Tankersley

Marjorie Sharp Award: Scott Beahan

Service Award: Wanda Tankersley

Marie Moran Education Award: Keely Deuschle

First Time Competitor Award: Marie Moran

People’s Choice Award: Tatyana Bauer

Abrisch Scholarship: Heidi Ecklor