(1) The awards by which individual service and photographic achievements are recognized shall be made at such time and place and in such manner as the Board of Directors shall approve. Awards shall be based on a member’s earned Service Points and Photographic Points. The combined total of earned Service Points and Photographic Points shall determine a member’s classification Rank, and that Rank shall serve to distinguish the member’s over-all accomplishments in this Society.Bylaws of the Tacoma Photographic Society
Article 12, Section 1 – Definition of Rank
Stimulate Interest in Photography
The Constitution of the Tacoma Photographic Society sets our first purpose as the stimulation of an interest in photography.
Our system of member ranking and scoring makes for a competitive club. Members can choose how competitive they wish to be and are able to measure their success by their advancement. Remember, in this competition, your greatest rival is yourself.
Members who enter into competition are encouraged to improve through the feedback and critique they receive on their work, and the work of others.
This year, the annual competition has been postponed. Due to the measures in place to reduce the impact of the Corona Virus, we have not been able to collect and judge prints and projected images. Our current plan is to hold the competition in the late fall. Photographic Points awarded to the winners of that competition will contribute to member standing next year.
The following members are recognized for their continued progress as photographers within the Tacoma Photographic Society. It is especially nice to recognize new members who are on this list.
|Judith Lilly||Star Fellow|
|Trinda Love||Star Fellow|
|Kathy Admire||Two-Star Fellow|
|Richard Knudson||Three-Star Fellow|
|Carla Gramlich||Four-Star Fellow|
|William (Bud) Harris||Five-Star Fellow|
|Richard (Charles) Price||Six-Star Fellow|
|Dorinda Wills||Eight-Star Fellow|
|Tim Clifton||Nine-Star Fellow|
|Dan Suckow||Ten-Star Fellow|
Please refer to the Society Bylaws for a full list of the Society Progression Ranks.
Individual members may view their current rank and progress towards advancement on their activity report. You will find a link to your activity reports at the bottom of you Membership page.