PPSDC Medals

PPSDC Fellowship Award

50 merits are required for the Fellowship Medal.  Service merits cannot be applied to this award. PPSDC Print Competition merits:

  • Images/albums scoring 79 or less no merit
  • Images/albums scoring 80 or more 1 merit
  • Best in Class additional 1 merit
  • Best in Show additional 1 merit
  • Alternate Best in Show additional 1 merit
  • Category Photographer of the Year additional 5 merits
  • PPSDC Photographer of the Year additional 10 merits

PPSDC Fellowship Award Merit Worksheet

PPSDC Service Award

The Service Award is based on service to the Association.  A maximum of twenty (20) service merits can be accumulated in any one PPSDC fiscal year.  Merits in excess of 20 can be carried over to the next year.  Once you get involved merits soon start adding up! PPSDC Members are required to keep track of their own service merits and submit them to the PPSDC Service Chair in a timely manner.

Forty (40) merits are required for this award.  PPSDC Fellowship merits cannot be applied to this award.

Schedule of merits:

A.  PPSDC Board

1.    President – 8
2.    Chairman of the Board – 3
3.    Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer – 5
4.    Board member – 3

B.  Committees

1.     Committee Chair – 2
2.     Committee member – 1

C. PPSDC Magazine

1.    Editor, 12 issued – 15
2.    Author of published article
a.  Illustrated – 5
b.  Non-illustrated – 3

D.  General

1.    PPSDC Print Competition Moderator – 5
2.    PPSDC Print Competition Judge – 5
3.    PPSDC Affiliate Entrant – 2
4.    PPSDC Studio Sharing (host) – 3
5.    PPSDC Photographer (one year) – 10
6.    PPSDC Presidents award – 10

E.  Workshops/Seminars

1. Speaker (PPSDC sponsored program, minimum 2 hours) – 5*
2. Speaker at PPA/PPC affiliate (minimum 2 hours) – 2
3. Speaker (PPSDC sponsored program), full day 6-8 hours – 10*
4. Speaker at PPA/PPC affiliate, full day 6-8 hours – 4
5. Attendance at PPSDC sponsored program 2 hour minimum – 2
6. Attendance at PPSDC sponsored program full day 6-8 hrs – 5
7. Attendance at West Coast School (3 days minimum) – 5

*limited to one engagement per year A maximum of twenty (20) service merits can be accumulated in any one PPSDC fiscal year.  Merits in excess of 20 can be carried over to the next year. Members are expected to keep track of their service merits and submit a form requesting the medal when 40 merits have been achieved. Honorary Service medals can be awarded to sustaining members by PPSDC board of directors.

PPSDC Service Merits Worksheet

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