There are two distinctions for outstanding service to photography, which are held in addition to any distinction for photographic merit. Member Countries may nominate individuals for these awards, and there is no fee for an application.
- ESFIAP – Excellence of Services rendered FIAP is awarded to those persons who have accomplished exceptional services over a long period for the benefit of FIAP.
- HonEFIAP – Honorary Excellence FIAP is the highest honour for service that FIAP can award and is granted to the holder of the ESFIAP distinction. It requires an extraordinary contribution of an international nature to FIAP and photography.