The US National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) took the opportunity this week at their conference in Las Vegas to present 10 Photoshop Guru awards in a special ceremony.

The organization also announced the formation of the Dean Collins Photoshop World Educational Scholarship.

In what show organizers claimed is the largest ever Photoshop World event, 10 Guru Awards were presented to individuals that demonstrate "excellence in Photoshop design".

Each Guru Award recipient receives a Guru Award Trophy, their work is displayed at Photoshop World and is showcased in an upcoming issue of Photoshop User magazine.

NAPP President, Scott Kelby, also announced during the opening ceremonies the establishment of the Dean Collins Photoshop World Educational Scholarship. According to information provided by NAPP the scholarship will be awarded annually to a high school or college educator (nominated by his or her own students).

The scholarship provides the recipient an opportunity to attend NAPP's annual convention, including round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a full conference pass.