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    Default Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    Does the article on page 44 of the April PPA mag qualify for a speaking merit even though it was originated on the forum and later picked up and edited by the magazine?

    The original: http://www.ppa.com/community/forums/...highlight=line
    Vance Wagener, CPP Liaison

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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    I'd say give them a call Monday morning.
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    I think it would be service merits.
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    Vance,
    You can get service merits for writing articles for PP. They are not speaking merits however.

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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    I would beg to differ. A PPA Magazine article DOES qualify as a "speaking" merit.

    The Craftsman Degree is awarded for service as an orator, author or mentor. (see http://www.ppa.com/degrees/degrees.html),

    According to http://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer...#SpeakingMerit


    Speaking merits—instruct and contribute:

    • Lecture at an affiliate convention or seminar (1-2 merits per program).
    • Give a program at a PPA convention or conference (5 merits per program).
    • Serve as an instructor for a weeklong affiliate school (5 merits).
    • Host a Super Monday class as an instructor (2 merits).
    • Publish an article in the Professional Photographer magazine or other PPA publications.
    • Serve as the affiliate newsletter editor or Webmaster and submit publication or Web site to the annual Affiliate Communications Competition. Earn an additional merit if you win in your category.


    Vance, whether your information, garnered from a forum post and used in the PPA Mag qualifies, would be up to the PPA office. I wish you luck.
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    Thanks Christine,
    I'm going to check with the PPA Monday.
    It would be nice...
    Vance Wagener, CPP Liaison

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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    It's listed under both Service and Speaking Merits on the website - I believe that might be a mistake...
    I believe that Jeff is correct - for many years, an article in the magazine has always earned a Service Merit and not a Speaking merit... unless they've changed things recently ???

    Service merits—volunteer, serve, and learn:

    Affiliate level

    Complete courses at PPA approved schools as student, instructor assistant, or trustee.
    Serve as print juror, jury chairman, or affiliate chairman of a PPA Affiliated Exhibition (judging) and/or Specialist
    Exhibition of state or regional affiliate conventions.
    Serve as convention chairman of state, regional, national or international affiliate conventions.
    Serve as president of a local, state, chapter, regional, national or international affiliate.

    PPA level

    Serve as a convention chairman or volunteer worker.
    Serve as a juror or jury chairman in the PPA Annual Judging for the International Print Competition.
    Serve as PEC volunteer.
    Serve as president, member of the board of directors, committee chairman, committee member, or as an elected or non-elected councilor.
    Serve as chairman of a seminar (under 6 hours of programming = 1 merit; over 6 hours = 2 merits).
    Photograph used for the cover of Professional Photographer.
    Publish an article in the Professional Photographer magazine or other PPA publication.
    Attend PPA conventions, conferences, and seminars (i.e., Super Monday, Make More Money in Photography, and Chicks Who Click).

    Speaking merits—instruct and contribute:

    Lecture at an affiliate convention or seminar (1-2 merits per program).
    Give a program at a PPA convention or conference (5 merits per program).
    Serve as an instructor for a week long affiliate school (5 merits).
    Host a Super Monday class as an instructor (2 merits).
    Publish an article in the Professional Photographer magazine or other PPA publications.
    Serve as the affiliate newsletter editor or Webmaster and submit publication or Web site to the annual Affiliate Communications Competition. Earn an additional merit if you win in your category.
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    I have written at least 10 things for PP, and have never to my knowledge received a speaker merit. I would understand the rational behind an article receiving one as it is educational. FWIW, When you teach an approved PPA cont ed program you only get a service merit, not a speaker. Now...that being said.....I could be wrong....

    Vance,
    Where did they use it? In the magazine or somewhere else?
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    I'm confused as to why the description of the Craftsman Degree would include "author" if no credit or recognition (ie Craftsman-specific merit) was given for authoring.
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    Default Re: Does this qualify for speaking merit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christine_Walsh-Newton View Post
    I'm confused as to why the description of the Craftsman Degree would include "author" if no credit or recognition (ie Craftsman-specific merit) was given for authoring.
    That could be a website error too...
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