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Annual Image Competition 2019 

This year the CTPPA Annual Print Competition was held on February 15, 2019. 

This was the first year we used  Thank you to the hard work of Print chairperson, Jill Davenport, CPP and her print committee, Patty Swanson, CPP, Lexi and Diane Crocco, Tina Petta-Pelletier, M. Photog,CPP,  Mark Brendel, Catherine Maynard, and Nancy Holowitz.  

We would like to thank our judging panel for all their support and critique.   

Jury Chair Nancy Green, M. Photog, Cr, CPP 

Ella Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, EA-ASP

Mary Louise Delano, M. Photog, CPP

Lynn Damon, M. Photog, Cr.

Ken Bovat, M. Photog, Cr. CPP

Mark Sweeney, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.

Below are the results and award winners from the 2019 Competition.

Sandy Aldieri- 1 Blue, 3 Red

Alexandra Crocco, 1 Blue, 5 Red

Lisa Cuchara, 5 Blue, 2 Red

Tom Cuchara, 3 Blue, 3 Red

Jill Davenport, 4 Blue, 3 Red

Ron Dilaurenzio, 1 Blue, 3 Red

Kevin Grinder, 1 Blue, 1 Red, 1 White

Deb Key-Mundair, 1 Blue, 4 Red

Tina Petta-Pelletier, 4 Blue, 2 Red

Keith Sipes, 2 Red, 1 White

Marietta St Onge, 2 Blue, 3 Red, 1 White

Patty Swanson, 2 Blue, 4 Red


Best Black & White- Marietta St Onge "Comfort"

Best in Show- Lisa Cuchara "Rust Never Sleeps"

Court of Honor Art/EI- Jill Davenport "Petroleum Planet"

Court of Honor Creative- Patty Swanson "Jewel of the Sea"

Court of Honor Master- Tina Petta-Pelletier "Hanging Around"

Court of Honor Portrait - Marietta St. Onge "Living in the Apocalypse"

Court of Honor Wedding - Sandy Aldieri "Ocean's Kiss"

Gerri Karamesinis Award Art/EI- Patty Swanson "Santa's Reindeer"

Gerri Karamesinis Award Props- Tina Petta-Pelletier " It's Laundry Day"

Reuben Schaller Award- Tina Petta-Pelletier "Hanging Around"

Roland Laramie CPP Award- Tina Petta-Pelletier " Hanging Around"

Treskunoff Award (Tie) Tina Petta-Pelletier

                                            Lisa Cuchara

Judges Award- Jill Davenport "Petroleum Planet"

Judges Award-Sandy Aldieri "Ocean's Kiss"

Judges Award- Marietta St Onge "Comfort"

Judges Award- Tina Petta-Pelletier "Hanging Around"

Judges Award- Lisa Cuchara "Rust Never Sleeps"

Judges Award- Lisa Cuchara "Which Way did he Go?"

If you have any questions regarding print competition please contact our Print Chair


Below are the official Annual Print Competition Rules for 2019.  You must enter and pay your case fee on in order for your entry to be valid.

Please download and print the official rules to find the five locations where your case can be mailed or dropped off.  

2019 Official Print Competition Rules

The challenge is out there NOW!  We are challenging every eligible member to enter print competition. 

Remember.....You can't win unless you PLAY! 

Not sure about what prints to pick for competition?  Consider using our free service the "Master's Mentor Critique Forum".  Click here to get the info on this truly awesome service provided to CTPPA members for FREE!

To refresh yourself on the qualities of a merit image click below to see PPA's "12 Elements of a Merit Image".  This will prove to be helpful when planning for your print competition entry.

12 elements of a merit image.pdf

The other awards up for grabs at our Awards Reception to be held are:

Court of Honors in each of the following categories:

Portrait, Creative, Wedding, Art EI, Album and all of the followings for the Masters as well.

  • The Treskunoff Award
  • The Reueben Schaller Award
  • The People's Choice Award
  • The Miller Award
  • The Judges Awards
  • The WHCC Print Award
  • The Gerri Karamesinis Award
  • Best in Overall Show Award
  • Best Black and White Award

Just think how wonderful your studio will look when you display one of these awards and can brag to your clients that you are an award winning photographer.

Thank you to the following award sponsors:

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