The PPA National Award is the most prestigious and highest award that can be given. While it is not necessarily given every year, each state may elect to present it to a deserving recipient who has shown meritorious contributions to professional photography. Would all past recipients of the National Award please come forward and join us at the front of the room. (Read PPA Charge and letter)

1958 Jean Hunter

1959 Kenneth Wright

1960 William Johnson

1961 Gordon Haga

1962 Donald Rickers

1963 Daniel Novak

1964 Blayne & Eleanor Guckeen

1965 Leonard Lundgren

1966 William E. Newman

1967 Al & Marcella Bengston

1968 Ross & Agnes Daniels

1969 Carl Fritz

1970 C.R. Bob Mork

1971 Sol Ellerton

1972 Harland Nasvik

1973 Elaine Bruggeman

1974 Richard Alf

1975 Clair Peterson

1976 Milt & Lydia Brinkman

1977 Alfred Kelm

1978 Duane Thiele

1979 Joy McAllister

1980 Adeline Banttari

1981 John M. Peterson

1982 Arthur Hoffman

1983 James Berg

1984 Roger Lundgren

1986 James Morin

1987 Kenneth Ahlstrom

1988 Michael Gondek

1989 Jack Helmen

1990 Dennis Nelson

1991 Wayne Jertson

1992 Bruce Dynes

1993 Jerry Currey

1994 Roger A. Carlson

1995 Jimmy Hofferbert

1996 Richard Stewart

1997 Curt & Andrea Sanders

1998 Kenneth Lunderby

1999 Mike Aulie

2000 Dick Foy

2001 Jeff Fifield

2002 Wayne & Beth Johnstone

2003 Gladys Teig

2004 Steven L. Larson

2005 David Grupa

2006 David Hyttsten

2007 Pam Carlson

2008 Ralph Richter

2009 David Johnson

2010 Harriet Ahlstrom

2011 none

2012 Nicole Bugnacki

2013 Sheri Wegner

2014 Chris Lommel

2015 Brady Whitcomb

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