The Professional Photographers of California Service Award is designed to recognize members who are active within the organization. It is achieved by earning Merits doing work that provides a service to our association and to the photographic community.
The silver Service Medallion may be worn at all photographic functions and while making presentations. You will receive an 11×14 Service Award Certificate is suitable for framing, and can proudly be displayed prominently in your office/studio, alongside your Medallion.
This Award is designed to demonstrate to your peers and customers your expertise and efforts to improve your profession. In other words, it can be used as a real marketing tool for your business. Your clients will be impressed by your achievement on the State level! Once you have earned 25 service merits you will receive the silver Service Medallion and Certificate at the annual PPC Awards event, which is held at the Western States Convention.
After you have earned your Service Medallion and continue to earn merits, you will then receive a Service Bar for each subsequent 25 service merits you earn. These Bars are worn on the ribbon attached to your Service Medallion.
You can earn merits for virtually everything you do in helping PPC function, and even for serving within your own affiliate.
SCHEDULE OF MERITS
STATE OFFICERS (per year)
President – 5
Chairman of the Board – 3
Committee Chairman – 2
Officers – 3
PRO PHOTO EXPO & CONFERENCE
Convention Chairman – 5 (if not paid)
Assistant Chairman – 4
Print Judge – 3
Workshop/Program Speaker – 3
Committee Chairman – 2
Committee Worker – 1
Affiliate Print Display Chairman – 1
Participant in Affiliate Print Display – 1
Participation in General Annual Board Meeting – 1
WEST COAST SCHOOL
Director – 5 (per session, if not paid)
Board of Directors – 2
Coordinator – 2, Yellow Jacket – 1
Assistant/Model – 1 (per session)
Student – 1
Full Day Workshop Speaker – 2 (per session)
Full Week Instructor – 3 (per session)
Magazine Editor – 5 (per year, if not paid)
Author of Non-Illustrated Published Article – 1
Author of Illustrated Published Article – 2
E-Supplement Newsletter Editor – 2 (per year, 6 issues)
Affiliate President – 2
Affiliate Vice-President – 1
Affiliate Editor – 1 (8 issues min.)
Affiliate Monthly Speaker – 1 (per program)
Affiliate Workshop Speaker, Full-Day Program – 2
Affiliate Workshop Chairman, Full Day or More – 1
Affiliate Image Competition Judge – 1
Attend Quarterly State Board Meeting – 1
Affiliate Webmaster – 1 (per year)
SERVICE AWARD REQUIREMENTS –
Twenty-five (25) merits are required for this award.
A recipient of the award, however, must have been a member for the period of three continuous years prior to receiving it.
No Exhibition (Fellowship) merits will be counted towards the Service Award and no Service merits will be counted towards the Fellowship Award.
The California Masters Degree and Service Awards may be received in the same year, provided all the requirements for both are fully met.
Individuals not sure of their earned Service Award Merits, or who question the awarding of Merits, must submit written questions to the Committee Chairman.
No merits shall be awarded for participation in any PPA sponsored activity unless otherwise specified in these articles.
No Merits will be awarded for any activity for which the individual is a paid employee of Professional Photographers of California.
Individuals must apply for the Service Award Merits with application form obtained online and follow the instructions on the form.
Service Merits are reported on an annual basis – either electronically on the PPC website or by submitting a hard copy form.
Merits are awarded for the efforts you expend on both the State and Affiliate level.
If you have questions about the PPC Service Award, contact Kathy Metz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have probably already earned Service Merit points. Apply for them today. You’ll have the required 25 Merits before you know it, and receive an award you can use as a marketing tool for your business!