Arkansas Professional Photographers Association


Photographer of the Year With  Scores of 493 

High School Senior Photographer of the Year 2016:

Amy R Jones

Portrait General Division

First Place:...
Amy R Jones…Think Outside the Box 

Fuji Masterpiece Award:

Amy R Jones..Think Outside the Box

Pete Major Award (best print of show selected by judges):

Amy R Jones...Think Outside the Box


Distinguished Prints:
Abby Malone…Grumpy Cat
Amy R Jones…Table Dance
Jason Lloyd…Gamer
Jason Lloyd…Wrangler
Tamara Smith…Dancing with the Stars

Portrait Salon Division

First Place:
Kathy Meek…The Woodcrafter 

Distinguished Prints
Kim Murphy…A Pup and his Pals
Kim Murphy Photography…Crazy Curly Bedhead

Illustrative General Division

First Place:
Jason Lloyd…Gulf Pier

Distinguished Prints
Ed Cooley…Solitude
Ed Cooley Fine Art Photography...Dreams of Denali

Illustrative Salon Division
First Place:

Kathy Meek…City on the Sea

Distinguished Prints
Ron Jackson…The Schoolmaster

Electronic Imaging General Division

First Place:
Chris Thomas…Eye of the Tiger

Wedding General Division

First Place:
Tamara Smith Photography…Dreaming of my Big Day

Distinguished Print:
Tamara Smith Photography…Vintage Style Bride

Commerical Salon Division

First Place Commercial:
Ron Jackson…Night Time

Distinguished Prints:
Ron Jackson…Alexan
Ron Jackson…Twickenham

Best Photograph of a Man:

Kathy Meek...The Woodcrafter

Certified Professional Photographer Award:

Kathy Meek…The Woodcrafter
ASP State Elite Award:

Kathy Meek…The Woodcrafter (90)

Sunset Award by LexJet:

Kathy Meek...The Woodcrafter

William Hughes Award (best print selected by membership):

Kathy Meek...The Woodcrafter


Best Photograph of a Woman:

Amy R Jones...OpalĀ­essence

Best Photograph of a Child:

Kim Murphy Photography...Crazy Curly Bedhead

Best Photograph of an Animal:

Abby Malone...Grumpy Cat

Delores Shrader Award(Best Black & White):

Abby Malone...Grumpy Cat

Best Photograph of a Group:

Kim Murphy Photography...A Pup and his Pals

The Past President's Award (selected by past president's):

Kim Murphy Photography…A Pup and his Pals

Best Photograph of a High School Senior:

Amy R Jones...Sophia Lane

Best Photograph of a Bride:

Tamara Smith Photography...Dreaming of my Big Day

Best Wedding Candid:

Greg Owens...Happily Ever After

Best Photograph by a First Time Entrant:

Ron Jackson…Night Time


Kodak Gallery Award:

Ed Cooley Fine Art Photography...Dreams of Denali

Judge's Ribbons

Margaret Bryant : Abby Malone...Grumpy Cat
Dennis Craft: Kim Murphy Photography...A Pup and His Pals
Melanie Anderson: Amy R Jones...Think Outside the Box
Randy Taylor: Ed Cooley Fine Art Photography...Dreams of Denali


Mark McCall: Bruce Allen...Home Sweet Home








The Arkansas Professional Photographers' Association is a group of photographers from Arkansas and neighboring states who meet several times a year for educational programs and social gatherings. Regardless of your level of involvement in professional photography, we have a place for you. Many members are full-time professional photographers with retail studios while others may be part-time and operate from their homes. Some members are just starting out in professional photography, while others have decades in the business. Regardless of a member's years of experience or newness to the field, there is a place for everyone to learn, and contribute to the learning experience of others.

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