I opened my mail on Saturday and found a gold merit bar from the Professional Photographers of America www.ppa.com. I added it to my ribbon which I wear when I’m at any event with my peers. What is a gold merit bar??? Well, let me quote the letter sent to me….
“It is an honor and a privilege for the Professional Photographers of America to bestow upon you a gold merit bar for 25 addional merits beyond the number required for your degree. Your continued dedication to the industry of photography and Professional Photographers of America is commendable and we are proud to have you show your commitment through the wearing of your medallions, ribbons, bars and awards.
As we continue to grow, PPA looks to members like you to share the importance of being actively engaged in Professional Photographers of America. Doing so helps to strengthen the connection between members and promote the continued striving for excellence within the photographic community.
You are a steward of our association, and we are grateful. Congratulations on your newest achievement. ” PPA
I have a total of nine gold merit bars and my Master and Craftsman gold medals! I hope to earn many more!