Fellowship Awards Program

Fellowship Awards Program: Service, Educational and Photographic Degree

The merit system and degree program are designed to encourage, recognize and reward those who demonstrate outstanding imaging skills and provide service and education to the profession. The program helps affiliate organizations attract program talent and encourages the individual to learn and achieve. Only PPC members will be awarded merits, and only specified merits can be applied toward a degree.

In January, 1999, the PPC Board of Directors adopted a new degree program. The degree program includes the following: Colorado Service Fellowship of Photography (S.F.) and Colorado Educational Fellowship of Photography (E.F.) and the Colorado Photographic Fellowship of Photography (P.F.). A review committee consisting of Fellowship chairperson(s) current and past Fellowship recipients has been established to review the Degree applications to help with merits toward Fellowships.

If you have any questions, please refer to Sections I – VI of the Rules and Information for Fellowship Degree call Coleen Graybill, Fellowship Chairperson at (719) 338-4747; or email Coleen@mtnspiritphoto.com

Section I: Award Rules and Information/Merits

1. Service Fellowship of Photography S.F. ……………………..30 Merits

2. Educational Fellowship of Photography E.F. …………………30 Merits

3. Photographic Fellowship of Photography P.F…………………30 Merits

4. Gold Bar of Ribbon Service, Educational or Photographic……..25 Merits

5. Past President’s and Fellowship Degree………………………Ribbon

Section II: Who is Eligible?

A. All paid-up Active, Associate, Student, Sustaining and Honorary Life Members

of Professional Photographer’s of Colorado in good standing for thirty-six (36) or more consecutive months prior to making application for the degree.

Section III: Rules

Please read and follow these rules exactly. To not do so, may cause loss of Merits. If instructions and rules are not followed, the PPC may have no choice but to disallow the Merits. All decisions on eligibility for Merits will be made by the Fellowship Committee.

A. Merits are earned in a calendar year and are presented at the Annual Convention. Please turn your merit application into the Fellowship Chairperson, Coleen Swanson.

B. Proof of Service, Educational or Print Merit for non-automatic Merits must be in the hands of the Fellowship Committee 30 days prior to the Annual Convention.

C. Proof of Service, Education or Print must be included with a request for Merits or Awards. This can be a copy of a Program, Newsletter, copy of PPA Award Merit, minutes of a Board Meeting, Chairperson’s notes, Print Chairperson’s records or Scores or Awards and Secretary of Treasurer records.

D. The Service Fellowship Degree Award requires Thirty(30) Merits, with a minimum of twenty (20) Service Merits to be earned through service to Professional Photographers of Colorado. The additional ten(10) merit awards may be for Educational or Photographic.

E. The Educational Fellowship Degree Award requires Thirty(30) Merits, with a minimum of twenty (20) Educational Merits to be earned through education to the Professional Photographers of Colorado. The additional ten(10) Merits may be for Service or Photographic.

F. The Photographic Fellowship Degree Award requires Thirty(30) Merits, with a minimum of twenty(20) Photographic Merits to be earned through State print competitions. The additional ten(10) Merits may be for Service or Education.

G. For those individuals who after receiving either Service, Education, or Photographic Degree Awards, may be awarded a gold Bar to be worn on the neck ribbon for each additional twenty five (25) Service, Educational or Print Merits or for those who earned all three degree awards, for any combination of the three totaling twenty five (25) Merits.

H. The presentation of Fellowship Degree Awards and the Gold Bar Award will be made at this Association’s Annual Awards Banquet to those members who earned and have been notified of Award earned.

I. All members receiving a Service and/or Educational and/or Photographic Fellowship Degree Medal with ribbon are requested to wear the Award at ALL formal Photographic PPA functions and monthly meetings.

K. The Fellowship Committee have the right to change any of the Award Rules with a two thirds (2/3) vote.

L. Committee chairman will review a written report of merits earned by 15 days prior to Annual Convention.

M. Chairperson merits are given with satisfactory completion of service and updating their job assignments in the SOGS at the end of each year.

Section IV: Service Merits

1. Special Board of Directors Awards (only 1 per year, not always given)………. 1 Merit

2. Committee Persons (i.e. Program/Convention)………………….. 1 Merit

3. Chairperson (i.e., outside of the board)………………………….. 2 Merits

4. Print Chairperson (2x in one year critique/convention)……….. 2 Merits

5. Board Member – 80% of meetings………………………………… 2 Merits

6. Articles Newsletter (per issue – max 2)……………………………. 1 Merit

7. Asst. Treasurer (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)………..3 Merits

8. Treasurer (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)…………………… 3 Merits

9. Secretary (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)…………………… 3 Merits

10. Vice President (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)………….. 3 Merits

11. President (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)………………… 4 Merits

12. Editor Newsletter (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)…….. 3 Merits

13. Past President’s (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)……….. 2 Merits

14. Fellowship chairperson………………………………………………..2 Merits

15. Article written or photograph printed in PPA magazine…………….1 Merit

16. Web Master (must attend 80% of all reg. meetings & Board meetings)……………. 3 Merits

Section V: Educational Merits

1. Speaker 1 to 2 hour PPA Sponsored Program……………………. 1 Merit

2. Speaker 2 1/2 to 4 hour PPA Sponsored Program……………….2 Merits

3. Speaker 5 to 8 hour PPA Sponsored Program…………………….4 Merits

4. Speaker – Super Monday……………………………………………..2 Merits

5. 100% attendance of programs in PPC calendar year……………..1 Merit

6. Attend PPC program 4 hours or longer ……………………………………1 Merit

7. Attend Super Monday……..………………………….…………………………..1 Merit

8. Attend PPA Imaging USA ………………………………………………………..1 Merit

9. Attend SWPPA Convention………………………………………………………1 Merit

10. Attend PPC Annual Convention ……………………………………………….1 Merit

Section VI: Photographic Merits

1. Four prints entered for critique……………………………………… 1 Merit

2. Print Scoring 80 points or better at PPC Annual……………………1 Merit

3. Print Scoring 80 points or better at SWPPA print competition…..1 Merit

4. Print Scoring 80 points or better at PPA print competition……….1 Merit

5. Print accepted for PPA Loan Collection……………………………..2 Merits

6. Photographer receiving PPC Photographer of the Year award….2 Merits

7. Photographer receiving Judges choice award………………………1 Merit

8. Court Of Honor ………………………………………………………….1 Merit

Please email to:

Coleen Graybill, Fellowship Chairperson, Coleen@mtnspiritphoto.com
Call with questions at (719) 338-4747.
Deadline for submission is November 1, 2019.