The "Service Degree" is designed to recognize those members who volunteer their time and expertise to help run the organization. There are a variety of opportunities, especially during the annual convention, to earn service merits. The chart on the "Service Merit Application Form" linked below describes qualifying tasks that earn service merits and how many merits each task is worth. Once a member earns 50 service merits, they are eligible for the Service Achievement Degree medal on a GREEN ribbon. For each 50 service merits earned after the initial degree, a "GOLD STAR" is awarded and is to be affixed to the original medal ribbon.
Click to download the Service Achievement Merit Application here (PDF)
The "Print Excellence Degree" is designed to recognize photographic excellence by members who enter PPAM print competition. The chart below shows how merits are earned for print scores and awards. Once a member earns 50 print merits, they are eligible for the Print Excellence Degree medal on a BLUE ribbon. For each 50 print merits earned after the initial degree, a "Gold Star" is awarded and is to be affixed to the original medal ribbon.
MERITS EARNED - SCORE / AWARD
5 - Blue ribbon scoring 90-100
3 - Blue ribbon scoring 80-89
2 - Red ribbon scoring 76-79
1 - White ribbon scoring 74-75
3 - Creative Theme or Special Masters Award
1 - Judges Choice or Court of Honor Award