For the past several years, I've submitted images for print competition through the Professional Photographers of Colorado (PPC) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

A panel of judges reviews each image submitted for competition and assigns a score of up to 100 points, depending on how the image meets the 12 Elements of a Merit Image.

Photo competition at this level is quite challenging. Each photograph that scores in the "Deserving of a Merit" category or higher receives a merit. Photographic merits, as well as service and education merits, are applied toward earning the Fellowship of Photography (P.F.) and Master of Photography (M.Photog) Degrees.

PPC Merit Images

25 photos
PPC Merit Images

PPA Merit Images

3 photos
PPA Merit Images