Every year, OMPA recognizes individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in their service to the industry. We find these special someones via member nominations.
You can view the Award of Excellence categories and past winners below.
OMPA Award of ExcellenceRecognizes an individual who has reached the highest level of excellence, craftsmanship, and integrity and has helped set the bar for professionalism in Oregon’s industry.
OMPA Service & Inspiration AwardRecognizes a substantial contribution to the betterment of the community. This could be a contribution of time or talent, such as a public service production or other efforts.
OMPA Rising Star AwardRecognizes someone who has demonstrated great potential, initiative, and qualities that will make them a successful part of the creative and media production community.
OMPA Industry Champion AwardAwarded to someone that works to strengthen the broader media production industry through their actions.
OMPA Commitment to Good AwardRecognizes a proven commitment to diversity, sustainability, and/or safety in their work.
OMPA Creative Innovation AwardRecognizes a unique, original and successful approach to creative production.
2015• Rising Star: Lara Cuddy
• Service & Inspiration: Randy Sellars
• Award of Excellence: Harry Dawson
2016• Rising Star: Wendy Peyton
• Service & Inspiration: Ginny Burdick
• Award of Excellence: Bruce Lawson
2017• Rising Star: Kenny Allen
• Service & Inspiration: House Speaker Tina Kotek
• Award of Excellence: Mary Macdonald-Lewis
2018• Rising Star: Jasmine Karcey
• Service & Inspiration: Hollywood Theatre (Doug White)
• Award of Excellence: Christina Kortum
2019• Rising Star: Das Leune and Sika Stanton
• Service & Inspiration: Tiffany Golden
• Award of Excellence: Schuyler Telleen
*NEW* • Industry Champion: Charlie Carlsen
2020• Rising Star: Lara Jean Gallagher & Aimee Lynn Barneburg
• Service & Inspiration: Robert Blanche, accepted by wife Christine
• Award of Excellence: Judy Wright & Alun Vick
• Industry Champion: Commissioner Nick Fish
*NEW* • Commitment to Good: Mundo Catering
*NEW* • Hall of Fame: Will Vinton, accepted by son Billy