East Tennessee’s Highest Honor for Professional Photographers
Each year, the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN) recognizes the best photographers in the region by providing many opportunities for professionals to compete against their peers and showcase their talent in the art of photography. Many awards are given out over the course of a year, and many photographers are recognized for their excellent work.
However, one photographer’s quality and consistency always rises above the rest each year. By displaying excellence over the course of the entire calendar year, this photographer earns the highest annual photography honor awarded in East Tennessee: The Pro’s Choice East Tennessee “Photographer of the Year.”
Pro’s Choice East Tennessee “Photographer of the Year” Winners
Current Award Winner
Kathy Smith, CPP
Earning This Award
The Pro’s Choice East Tennessee “Photographer of the Year” Award is determined by the results of PPETN’s Laughlin Print Photography Competitions.
The Laughlin Print Photography Competitions allow members to submit 8″x10″ prints for judging by their peers in an attempt to earn Pro’s Choice East Tennessee “Photographer of the Month” (1st Place), 2nd Place, and 3rd Place. This competition is held on a monthly basis (in a select few months, this competition is not held due to event circumstances), and the entry fee for each print goes to funding PPETN’s Laughlin Photography Scholarship.