Someone please explain the levels of competition and how each affects the next level and ultimately at the National and Internation print comp level. Do you have judging at every level all the way to the International competition. If you enter in your local affiliate and it merits, what does that mean at the next level and what does that local affiliate merit mean at the national level if anything. I was told that there no longer is judging at national and that you have to merit at state or regionals to get a "thumbs yo ir thumbs down" at national. I know nothing about any of this so I hope someone can explain the process to where it makes sense to me. Thanks.