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Celebrate Your Success at Imaging USA

Imaging USA is THE place to kick off a successful new year with 10,000 of your best friends as you party like rock stars alongside fellow photographers. You'll make new connections, rekindle old friendships and dance the night away!

So mark your calendar and pack your dancing shoes for Imaging USA's must-attend celebrations.

Imaging USA Welcome Party

Sunday, January 16

Imaging USA 2022 kicks off with a Welcome Party at the Gaylord National Harbor. Kick off your year of photography in style as you dance the night away, find unique photo ops everywhere you look, and re-connect with your friends while making new ones!

PPA Closing Party

Tuesday, January 18

There’s nothing like a strong finish, and you’ll find exactly that at the Closing Party.  Music, a rocking dancefloor, food, drinks, and some fun photo ops will all converge at the Gaylord National Resort. Hold those newly made memories (and friends!) tight as you celebrate and document the last night of Imaging USA 2022. 

PPA Award & Degree Ceremony

Monday, January 17

Join us as we recognize our PPA Degree recipients, Imaging Excellence recipients, and PPA award recipients! Don’t miss this unique celebration of our organization’s superstars and their accomplishments.


Grand Imaging Awards & World Photographic Cup Announcement
Monday, January 17

Join us live for the 2022 Grand Imaging Awards & World Photographic Cup Announcement. Celebrate the best images and image-makers from the 2021 International Photographic Competition and learn who will take this year’s prestigious Grand Imaging Award. We'll close with the announcement of the World Photographic Cup top 10 Finalists and Best of Nation winners.