CAPA Awards

CAPA Medals & Ribbons

As a means of recognizing photographic excellence, CAPA has available the following medals and ribbons which are available for specific photography competitions: international, national, regional, CAPA Zone, CAPA Canadian Camera Conference, CAPA member camera clubs, and affiliated photographic organizations.

Medals For CAPA Member Clubs/Affiliated Organizations

Club Service Medal

CAPA has developed this Award for the exclusive use of CAPA member camera clubs.  The CAPA club will recognize one of its club members for outstanding contributions to any field of photography or distinctive services performed for the camera club in the promotion of the Art of Photography through Service, Education, Exhibition and/or Publication.  The recipient must be a club member in good standing and have served the club in some capacity for a minimum of three years.

Exhibition Standards For CAPA-Recognized Photographic Exhibitions/Competitions

Excellence In Photography Medal

This award is available to CAPA clubs or organizations affiliated with CAPA for photographer of the year, highest aggregate score, best of show, high-scoring participation in other regional or national exhibitions/competitions or CAPA competitions.

Competition Medals & Ribbons

CAPA Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals as well as Merit Award Ribbons and Honourable Mention Ribbons are awarded to the following exhibitions/competitions: International, National, Region, Zone, CAPA Canada Camera Conference and CAPA member camera clubs.

Any other award designated than those mentioned below must receive prior application and approval from the CAPA Exhibition Standards in consultation with CAPA’s  President or Vice-President or their designate.

  • Exhibition and Competition Standards (PDF)

Gold Medal – CAPA’s Gold Medal may be awarded as 1st Place, Best Entry, Best of Show, Highest Aggregate, and/or Best Contemporary.

Silver Medal – CAPA’s Silver Medal may be awarded 2nd place in conjunction with the CAPA Gold (1st Place) and CAPA Bronze (3rd Place) Medal.

Bronze Medal –  CAPA’s Bronze Medal may be awarded 3rd place in conjunction with the CAPA Gold (1st Place) and CAPA Silver (2nd Place) Medal.

Merit Award Ribbons – CAPA’s Merit Award Ribbons are awarded for images achieving the highest  – 1st (blue), 2nd (red) and 3rd (yellow) scores for a single image.

Honourable Mention Ribbons – CAPA’s Honourable Mention Ribbons are awarded for the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th highest aggregate scores in a competition.

To order these medals and ribbons, you will need to complete the

After your exhibition or competition using the CAPA Medals and Ribbons, please complete a Competition/Exhibition Report (DOC) for CAPA.

Any photographic exhibition or salon wishing recognition from the Canadian Association for Photographic Art must comply with the guidelines set out by the CAPA Exhibition Standards.

Application forms must be received two months prior to the presentation date, if possible.

Please complete the CAPA Medals & Ribbons Form (section A, B, C) and forward it to:

Carol Coleman, Exhibition Standards Chair
623 East Kings Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7N 1J6
exhibition-standards@capacanada.ca

CAPA MEDALS & RIBBONS

The CAPA medals and ribbons are outlined below:

  • CAPA Gold Medal
  • CAPA Sliver Medal
  • CAPA Bronze Medal
  • CAPA Gold Medal

    May be awarded as 1st Place, Best Entry, Best of Show, Highest Aggregate, and/or Best Contemporary (as defined by the exhibition or competition organizers).

  • CAPA Sliver Medal

    May be awarded 2nd place in conjunction with the CAPA Gold (1st Place) and CAPA Bronze (3rd Place) medals.

  • CAPA Bronze Medal

    May be awarded 3rd place in conjunction with CAPA Gold (1st Place) and CAPA Silver (2nd Place) medals.

  • Excellence in Photography Medal
  • Excellence in Photography Medal

    This award is available to CAPA clubs or organizations affiliated with CAPA for photographer of the year, highest aggregate score, best of show, high-scoring participation in other regional or national exhibitions/competitions or CAPA competitions.

  • Merit Award Ribbons
  • Honourable Mention Ribbons
  • Merit Award Ribbons

    Are awarded for the single image in a competition which achieves the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest scores.

  • Honourable Mention Ribbons

  • Medal for CAPA Member Clubs
  • Medal for CAPA Member Clubs

    Club Services Medal – CAPA has developed this Award for the exclusive use of CAPA member camera clubs. The CAPA club will recognize one of its club members for outstanding contributions to any field of photography or distinctive services performed for the camera club in the promotion of the Art of Photography through Service, Education, Exhibition and/or Publication. The recipient must be a club member in good standing and have served the club in some capacity for a minimum of three years.