View Full Version : Seal from regional?

03-10-2010, 04:11 AM
Can you please explain what the seal really does. I know I have to submit the image during the year it was received but what does it really mean?

03-10-2010, 05:13 AM
A seal means it will automatically get a merit IF you send it on to international judging. Affiliate competitions are like official pre-judgings for national. They are judged by a panel of PPA approved jurors. When a sealed print gets to the international judging it does not even go through the regular panel. It goes straight into consideration for loan collection. So basically what a seal means is you have a sure thing.

FYI - just because an affiliate association is holding the judging, it does not make it an affiliate judging. Each region has one affiliate judging per year. In 2011 the district system will take over and then it will be one affiliate judging per district per year.