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POP 2017 Category Awards

The following are the Categories for the 2017 Power of Photography® Show.

Choosing the appropriate category for your photograph may be difficult in some cases.   The category decision is up to the artist.  The following are guidelines to help with that selection. Ask yourself, “What is the subject or focal point of the photograph, and is it obvious to others?” Judges may mark down photographs which they feel are submitted in an inappropriate category.


Animals (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)    

Images of all kinds of animals. They can be of pets, birds, reptiles, insects, as well as wildlife, zoo life, and farm animals.


People (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

These are pictures of people in all walks of life - parenting and family, children, cute baby pics, couples and relationships, models, fashion, people engaged in fun activities.


Nature & Landscape (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

These pictures include scenic outdoors, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes which showcase outdoor beauty.


Travel & Places (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions) 

This category includes images that express the joys and adventures of travel photography, showcasing place as an important part of the photo.


Elements of Design (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

These artistic images should make good use of graphic design elements, showcasing line, shape, pattern, form, texture or perspective. They can consist of any subject matter.


Art, Abstract & Digital Darkroom (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

This category is for photographs taken with an artistic bent or digitally processed as a piece of art. The photograph may be of portions of a larger subject emphasizing the abstraction of color or design. This category is appropriate for digital images created or drastically altered in software such as Adobe Photoshop. They can consist of any subject matter.


Close-Ups (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

Images of small details that suggest a larger story. It may be an enlarged portion of a photograph or an actual macro photograph. Anything goes as long as it is a tight composition of a detail.


Flowers/Plants/Trees (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)

These images should be really interesting, unique, and beautiful pictures of flowers, plants or trees. They can be made outdoors or photographed in a studio. They may be an arrangement on your kitchen table, a field of wildflowers, or an unusual tree or grouping of trees.


Transportation (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

Planes, trains and automobiles - but also, trucks, ships, boats, bicycles and anything else that we may use for transporting.


Sports and Action Photos (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

From Little League to the Major League, all sports, all ages, depicting the joy of victory, as well as the agony of defeat. 


Open (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

This is the place for any image that you love that doesn't fit into one of the other categories.


Youth Under 16 (1st $100, 2nd $50 & 3rd $25) (2 Honorable Mentions)  

This category is for budding photographers who are less than 16 years old on June 31 preceding the POP Show. Any subject is acceptable.


POP 2017 Dedicated Awards




Best of Show


President's Award


People's Choice Award


New Member Award

Wide Angle Photo Club

POP 2017 Specialty Awards





Best Image Infant with M/F or Family



Best Local Wildlife

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best Photo of Child or Children

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best Butterfly



Best Industry/Technology Award

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best of Pensacola

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best HDR Photo

1st, 2nd, 3rd

Timothy Brooks

Best Black & White Photo

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Active Pet Award



Best Civil War Photo



Best Architectural Photo

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best Musical Photo



Most Humorous Photo



Sue Straughn Award



See It, Shoot It, Send It Award



Laser Image Award

1st, 2nd, 3rd


Best Seascape/Landscape



Best Food Photo



Best Photo Printed at Calagaz



Best of the U.S. Navy



Best Marine Photo



Best Photo Printed on Moab Paper


Moab Paper

Other POP Awards

The New Member Award

All new members, i.e. anyone joining the WAPC after June 2017, will be eligible for the New Member Award at the 2017 POP Show.


All new members will be reminded about the New Members Award throughout the year.

Members will be informed of the voting procedures regarding the New Members Award at the WAPC meeting in July, prior to the POP Show.


The Treasurer will submit a complete list of all eligible new members to the POP Committee at the June WAPC meeting.


A list of the highest rated photo of each new member will be handed out to all members attending the POP Show beginning at opening on Friday and continuing through Saturday closing.


The list will include the Photographer’s Name, Title of Photo and Category location in order to make it as easy as possible to locate the photograph.


Each member is encouraged to vote once and only once.


The votes will be tallied by the POP committee at closing on Saturday and ribbons will be hung prior to opening on Sunday.


The People’s Choice Award


An explanation of the People’s Choice Award will be printed in the POP Program and each attendee will be advised to refer to it and vote once and only once for their choice during Friday and Saturday’s show.


A small ballot will be given to each attendee on admission to the show.  The votes will be tallied by the POP committee at closing on Saturday and ribbons will be hung prior to opening on Sunday.