Awards and Recognition

A partial listing of the awards and recognition Master Photographer Richard Stefani has achieved during a career that has spanned six decades.


Photographic Society of America (P.S.A.)5 gold medals in International Competition

First Place, Monochrome Print, Rochester NY: Photographic Society of America

Best Monochrome Print, Seattle WA: Photographic Society of America

Professional Excellence in Photography, Photography West Convention

“Best out-of-Province” Professional Photographers of British Columbia

Masters Exhibit, Professional Photographers of America

Honor Print, Salon of Photography 1965, “Seagull”

Ninth International Salon of Photography (Oregon 1966) First Ribbon,
Cover Showcase Image

75th Annual Exhibition of Professional Photography, Chicago, Ill

Best B/W Print – 20th International North American Exhibit. CA 1968 “Elizabeth”

Bronze Medal – Monochrome Prints. Oregon. “Vickie”

Best B/W in Show. Chicago, IL 1969 “Elizabeth”

Ray Atkeson Award. Oregon State Fair. 1972 “Silver Creek Falls”

Silver Medal – Color. Oregon. 1973 “Group of 2 – Untitled”

Gold Medal – Monochrome Print, International Salon of Photography (First Oregon photographer
to achieve this honor.)

First Place, Oregon. 1966 “Elizabeth”

Best in Show – Color Print. Teaneck, NJ 1976 “Johnny”

Professional Photographer Magazine (twice featured)

Gold Medal – Photographic Society of America, International Exhibit 1981 “Leo & Daughter”

Black and White Prints (1987) Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Oregon

Poster artist Salem Art Fair (2002), Salem Art Association 

Vistas of the Migrant (2002) Bush Barn Art Center, Salem Oregon

Sports Media Award (2005) Oregon Athletic Coaches Association

Professional Photographers of America

    •    Traveling Annual Exhibitions, 1966, 1967, 1968

    •    Black and White honors, 1968

    •    Two gold ribbons, blue ribbon, 1968

Professional Photographers of Oregon 17th annual convention

    •    4 trophies, 2 gold medals

Professional Photographers of Oregon 20th annual convention

    •    Best B/W portrait

    •    Best Print in Show

    •    3 trophies, 4 gold medals

Professional Photographers of Oregon

    •    Multiple awards 1969

Professional Photographers of Washington

    •    Gold Ribbon 1966

    •    Gold Ribbon 1966

    •    Blue Ribbon 1966

    •    Blue Ribbon 1966

    •    Honorable Mention 1967

    •    Honorable Mention 1968

    •    Honorable Mention 1969

    •    Multiple awards,1969

Professional Photographers of British Columbia

    •    Trophy Award 1967

*This list is not yet complete; it will be updated as necessary. We are currently researching our archives to complete this list. These awards are the ones that have been found and authenticated so far.