FAQsI am not a member of WPPI. Will my past entries count towards my Honors of Excellence designation?
From 2012 to 2013, accurate records have been kept of the exact score from non-member's prints and albums including the exact categories in which they were entered. All entrants must become a member of WPPI by January 1, 2014 in order to receive credit from past entries towards their Honors of Excellence designation. You must maintain your WPPI membership for your title to be recognized.
How will your current WPPI Honors of Excellence status be calculated based on previous year's entries?
change of ownership of Rangefinder and WPPI, the accuracy of past records may
not precisely determine the history of your awards and your points. In
some cases, this may make it difficult to determine what your current status
should be. A reasonable tally of accolades has been maintained from 2002 to
2007. From 2008 to 2011, accurate records have been kept of the exact score of
your prints and albums. And from 2012 to 2013, accurate records have been kept
of the exact score of your prints and albums including the exact categories in
which they were entered. Keeping the above information in mind, we believe that
there should be a line drawn in the sand from 2002 where your points will be
tallied to determine your Honors of Excellence designation. NOTE: Only Grand
Award winners (excluding Premier Grand Award winners) prior to 2002 will be
allowed to add points to their designation. But you must prove ownership of
your Grand Awards.
What if I want to question the points that have been tallied for my Honors of Excellence designation?
When you question or challenge the points that were tallied for your Honors of Excellence designation, your case will be presented in front of the permanent competition committee that includes Jason Group (Director of WPPI), Brad Kuhns (Technical director of the Annual 16x20 print and album competition), Hillary Becker (WPPI Membership Coordinator) and Jerry and Melissa Ghionis (Competition Directors). A majority vote will determine the outcome of the challenge. In case of an affirmative decision, the entrant's record will be updated. WPPI's committee decision is final.
How will I know the status of my Honors of Excellence designation?
Each WPPI member will receive login details for this website where you will be able to see your status.
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