2017

Professional Photographers of America
Silver Distinction Award

PPA Grand Imaging Awards
Best Landscape Photograph of the Year
Cathedral Forest + 1st Place 

NANPA Showcase Competition
River of Silence + Top 100
Holy Water + Top 250
Swan Lake + Top 250
Worldly Wonder + Top 250

The American Landscape Photo Competition
Sublime • Finalist

2016

Publishes Fourth Book
Swan Song, Wilderness Collections Volume IV

PPA International Print Competition
Silver Achievement Award
Cathedral Forest + Merit & Loan
Half Dome at Twilight + Merit
Finger Painting + Merit
Masaya's Messiah + Merit

The American Landscape Photo Contest
Half Dome at Twilight + Top 30 Finalist

Epson International Pano Awards
Rodney is honored with the special privilege to serve on the Judging Panel
for the 2016 Epson International Pano Awards

International Photographer
of the Year Awards

Cathedral Forest + Honorable
Mention in the Nature Trees category

Masaya's Messiah + Honorable
Mention in the Nature Landscapes category

River of Silence + Honorable
Mention in the Nature Landscapes category

Silk + Honorable Mention in the Nature
Landscapes category


2015

Yellowstone Forever Contest
River of Silence + Highly Honored Award
A Moment of Reflection + Honorable Mention
Doublet Pool + Honorable Mention

International Color Awards 9th Annual Photo Show
Cathedral Forest + Honorable Mention

PPA International Print Competition
Everything's Gonna Be Alright + Merit
The Bird Bath + Merit & Loan
Silk + Merit & Loan

Epson International Pano Awards
The Bird Bath + Gold
Elemental + Silver
Finger Painting + Silver
The Almighty + Silver
Everything's Gonna Be Alright + Bronze
Silk + Bronze
Tahoe Bonsai Rock + Bronze
Lost in Translation + Bronze

The International Photographer
of the Year
Silk - Esteemed Top 101, will be showcased in the Winner's Book

International Photography Awards
Silk + Honorable Mention
The Almighty + Honorable Mention

6th Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest
The Bird Bath + Top 100 Finalist

Windland Smith Rice International Photo Competition - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Half Dome at Twilight + Highly Honored Award

Professional Photographers of America
Imaging Excellence Award

International Photographer
of the Year Awards

The Bird Bath + 2nd Prize Winner for the Nature Landscape category

Half Dome at Twilight + Honorable Mention in the Nature Trees category


2014

International Color Awards
Color Master + Nominee in Nature

Wilderness Forever Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History

Swan Lake + Grand Prize

Launches StandHere.net
& iOS App in iTunes Store

Dedicated to preserving the most 
beautiful places on the planet.

PPA International Print Competition
Silver Achievement Award
Breathless + Merit
Fire & Ice + Merit
Swan Lake + Merit
Mystery + Merit & Loan
and Book Collection

2013

Benny Awards of Excellence
Best in Category for Stand Here, 
Wilderness Collections Volume III,
Stand Here also wins three Certificates
of Merit

Epson International Pano Awards
Forgiven + Silver
2nd Beach Sunrise + Bronze
Breathless + Bronze
Canyon Spirits + Bronze
Cathedral Forest + Bronze
Chasing Rainbows + Bronze
Devil’s Lake + Bronze
Fall Splendor + Bronze
Glacier Tarn + Bronze
Gorillas in the Mist + Bronze
Half Dome at Twilight + Bronze
Masaya’s Messiah + Bronze
Smiling Down on Us All + Bronze
The Last Canyon + Bronze
Un...Believable + Bronze

2012

Publishes Third Book
Stand Here, Wilderness
Collections Volume III

Professional Photographers of America
Earns Master of Photography Degree

Popular Photography Magazine
Feature Article on Rodney: 
“The Bigger Picture”

PPA Summer Shootout
Vortex + 1st place
The Territory Beyond + 3rd place

Epson International Pano Awards
Angel’s View + Silver
Masaya’s Messiah + Bronze
Life’s A Beach + Bronze
Momentum + Bronze

La Universidad de Americana,
Nicaragua Central America

Award of Recognition for
Excellence in Photography

2011

Popular Photography Magazine’s
18th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest

Passing Through + Grand Prize

PPA International Print Competition
Desire + Merit & Loan
Shangri La + Merit & Loan
t-Minus 19:07 + Merit & Loan

Epson International Pano Awards
Shangri La + Silver
The Monument Valley + Silver
River of Silence + Bronze
Arise + Bronze
End of a Perfect Day + Bronze


2011

California State Senate
Certificate of Recognition

City of San Francisco
Certificate of Honor

Invited to NASA and Granted All-Access Documented Final Historic Launch
of the Space Shuttle Discovery

International Loupe Awards
Above It All
Day Dreaming
River of Silence
The Monument Valley

2010

Gold Ink Awards
Certificate of Excellence 
for Beyond the Trail,
Wilderness Collections Volume II

LEED Gold Certification Awarded
to Rodney’sLas Vegas Gallery

Leadership In Energy and Environmental
Design–U.S. Green Building Council
(The only gallery in Las Vegas to
achieve this honor) United States
of America Senate Fuji Film Certificate
of Commendation

PPA International Print Competition
River of Silence + Merit
A Mammoth Sunset + Merit

2009

Benny Awards of Excellence
Best in Category for Beyond the Trail,
Wilderness Collections Volume II

PPA International Print Competition
Crystal Clear + Merit
A Moment of Reflection + Merit & Loan
The Monument Valley + Merit & Loan

2008

PPA International Print Competition
The Subway Station + Merit & Loan
Waves of Stone + Merit & Loan
Worldly Wonder + Merit & Loan

Popular Photography Magazine
Features Article on Rodney:
“The Viewfinder Within.”

Outdoor Photographer Magazine
Features Article on Rodney:
“A New Look at the Landscape.”

 

My Home Magazine
Features Article on Rodney:
“The Art of Photography.”

Fujifilm
Licenses Rodney’s Work
for Publication

2007

Publishes Second Book
Beyond the Trail, Wilderness
Collections Volume II

Smithsonian National
Museum of Natural History

Displays Worldly Wonder

Best Landscape
Photographer Smithsonian

Smithsonian Windland
Smith Rice International
Photography Award

 


2007

PPA International Print Competition
Pondering the Pond + Merit & Loan
God’s Garden + Merit
Passing Through + Merit & Loan

The Lucies International
Photography Awards

Professional Honorable Mention

Environmental Photography Invitational
Professional Honorable Mention

2006

Secondary Market Begins
Selling Work in Europe

2005

United Nations Certificate
of Appreciation

Outstanding Contribution,
World Environment Day

International Museum
of Women Hosts “Generations”

Exhibit of Mother/Daughter Portraits
by Rodney Lough Jr.

2003

Named to the Yahoo! Master
Photographers List

Denton Art & Jazz Festival
Best of Show

Three Rivers Art Festival
Festival Award

2002

Named to Fuji Film Talent Team

Austin Fine Arts Festival
Best in Medium

Three Rivers Art Festival
Achievement in Presentation

 

 

2001

Benny Awards of Excellence
Best in Two Categories for
Wilderness Collections, Volume I

Ann Arbor Art Fair
Award of Merit

Tulsa International Mayfest
Award of Excellence

Three Rivers Art Festival
Achievement in Presentation

2000

Publishes First Book
Wilderness Collections, Volume I

Ann Arbor Art Fair
Award of Excellence

 

Tulsa International Mayfest
Award of Excellence

Tulsa International Mayfest
Festival Award of Merit

Three Rivers Arts Festival
Best of Photography