Degrees are earned by combining a member’s lifetime total of OPPA Points. There are three different types of Points you can earn: competition, education, and service. One Exhibition Point is earned for each competition image that scores 80 or above in our quarterly photographic competitions and at the OPPA Open Competition in November. Education Points are earned by attending workshops, seminars or safaris. Service Points are earned in a number of ways such as being a PPA member, serving on the OPPA board, and more.
We’re in the process of updating our points tracking system and hope to eventually have an online report available for members to view their earned points. In the meantime, to verify your points counts, please contact OPPA Awards/Degrees Director