PPSA Fellowship Degrees
PPSA is dedicated to the enrichment of our profession and serves as a benchmark for Professional Photographers.
The PPSA Fellowship Program is designed as a means of rewarding those individuals who have given freely of their time and talents in service to their fellow members. It also serves as encouragement for members who have always volunteered in the past to continue to do so.
The Fellowship Degree is earned in two phases, an Associate Fellowship and a Full Fellowship.
To earn the Associate Fellowship Degree, an individual must earn 50 achievement points be participating on committees and helping with various projects in the operations of PPSA each year. It is not necessary that any of these points be for hanging prints or that a person be active in the actual photo taking process. This makes it possible for all PPSA members to participate in the Fellowship program. This includes photographer’s spouses, assistants, lab personnel, etc. The only prerequisite is one’s willingness to work.
The second part of the degree is the Full Fellowship degree. This is designed for the active member involved in the total photographic effort. The requirements for this part include earning an additional 50 points for a total of 100 points, at least 10 of which are points earned through monthly and year end print competitions, including the winning of trophies. All points earned by winning in monthly print competitions or through the winning of end-of year trophies become part of the ten points necessary to complete the Full Fellowship degree.
Additional fellowship points may be earned for continued support to our organization. A Fellowship degree holder is awarded a "Continued Fellowship" pin for every additional 25 points, over 100.
This degree may be presented to those individuals whose years of dedication and contribution to professional photography have reached far beyond the bounds of our association and made it incumbent on PPSA to bestow this honor.