MDPPA 2018 Annual Awards Banquet

  • February 03, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


  • Your main course is a duet of Steak and Maryland Style Crab Cake, and will be accompanied by Cauliflower and Potato Mash as well as Charred Brussel Sprouts. Soda, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, and Coffee are included. You are invited to BYO Beer/Wine as there will not be a bar that evening.

Registration is closed

Please Join Us for the

Maryland Professional Photographers Association 

Annual Banquet

Members and Guests

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cocktail Attire

This year's event is hosted at the charming Overhills Mansion, tucked away in Catonsville, Maryland.  The historic mansion is just under a twenty-minute drive from Oliver's Carriage House, where our convention is held.  Whitehouse Caterers has planned an exquisite sit-down, three course meal for us, following appetizers being served while we arrive.

Music will be provided by Matt Shew of Shew-sical Entertainment Services

It is a night to celebrate in style!
  We hope you will join us.

We are excited to offer an early bird discount for those who sign up on or before January 21, 2018! The cost per ticket will be $60 early bird, then starting January 22nd it will be $70 per ticket. Meal selections can be made with registrations, up until January 21st.   The final day for registration is Thursday, February 1st!

If you have never attended the annual awards banquet before, make this your first year. It is a time of fun and fellowship among members.  Many awards are presented that evening, for both print competition and service to the association and industry. We invite you to come and support your fellow photographers, not just to celebrate each other's achievements, but also to celebrate the MDPPA as a whole. It is truly a unique organization that to many of us has become family.

Join the fun, and register now!



Fresh Market Display

Fresh seasonal vegetables, domestic & local artisan cheeses garnished with fresh, seasonal fruits and accompanied by house-made crackers, marinated vegetables and fresh dips

Warm Spinach & Artichoke Fondue

served with pita chips

~Seated Dinner~

~First Course~

(gluten free and vegan)

Artisanal Salad Vinaigrette

Home Baked Breads

~Main Course~

(each guest will select one main course during online registration prior to January 21st. After January 21st, the entree choice is the Duet of Grilled Steak and Maryland Style Crab Cake )

Grilled Steak and Maryland Style Crab Cake

Guinea Hen Stuffed w/ Mushroom Duxelles (Morels if Available)

Vegan: Spelt "Pilaf" with Abilone Mushrooms

~all entrees accompanied by~

Cauliflower & Potato Mash

Charred Brussels Sprouts


Assorted House-Made Desserts (heavy on chocolate)


coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, sweet iced tea,

lemonade, filtered water and a gourmet coffee & tea station

{You are invited to bring your own Beer or Wine, as a bar will not be available} 

*Menu choices are available, but only up to January 21, 2018. So if you have special dietary requirements or wish to order the Guinea Hen or Vegan menu options, we need you to sign up early to meet those needs.  Banquet registrations made after January 21st will receive the Grilled Steak and Maryland Style Crabcake main course.

Gluten and Dairy dietary considerations - please contact Tammy Thompson at by January 21st, end of day: 

First Course (salad) is gluten free, vegan, and dairy free.

Main Course: Grilled Steak is gluten and dairy free, Maryland Style Crabcake is dairy free and can be requested as gluten free in advance.  

Sides: Cauliflower and Potato mash is gluten free. For dairy free guests, the chef will prepare potatoes instead, with advance notice.  Charred Brussel Sprouts are gluten and diary free.  

If you would like a gluten free Crabcake, or dairy free side of potatoes instead of the Cauliflower and Potato mash, please contact Tammy Thompson at by January 21st, end of day.  Many thanks!

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