Members entering Image Competition and contributing to the profession of photography may be recognized for achievement. Virginia offers two degrees Service of Photography and Fellow of Photography. (See Bylaws Article VII)
Members who wear the SP Award (Scarlett Ribbon with Gold SP Medallion) have earned a total of 85 or more total credits of which at least 43 must have been earned for service to the association.
Members who wear the FP Award (Silver Ribbon with Gold Medallion) have earned 85 or more credits. At least 43 of these credits must come from images winning blue ribbons at our state competition. Degree recipients are announced at the Banquet held during the Convention.
For every additional 85 credits earned, a gold bar is awarded for either degree. There are no service or blue ribbon restrictions on bars. Bars are attached to the FP ribbon.