Membership Levels

 

 

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Virginia Professional Photographers’ Association, Inc.

Established 1898 – Incorporated 1969

Membership Classifications and Dues

1. ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL – An individual of legal age who either resides in or works in the state of Virginia, who is actively engaged in the profession of photography, videography, electronic imaging or other closely related fields may apply for membership in this category. This individual should derive a portion of his/her income from photography, image making or related activities. The individual agrees to abide by all local regulations and the statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including, but not limited to, collecting and paying sales tax on all appropriate sales.

a. Membership Fee - $240 Annually , (Discounted to $220 if paid each year by October 31) or $24 per month

b. All privileges apply (Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Vote & Hold Office, Website Recognition, Image Competition, Eligible for Awards, Eligible for Degree Program, Use Professional Logos, Scholarship Eligibility, Door Prizes)

2. ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL – An individual who is exploring the possibility of making photography his/her primary vocation. A photographer whose work does not yet meet VPPA minimum standards OR a photographer who lacks any of the requirements for Active Professional Membership. This individual must either reside in or work primarily in the state of Virginia.

a. Membership Fee - $150 Annually or $15 per month

b. Privileges – (Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Image Competition; there is a Special Award for this Category, Not Eligible for Degrees*, Door Prizes)

c. *If any credits are earned in Image Competition they will count towards the VPPA Degrees once the member converts his/her membership to Active Professional

3. NON-PROFESSIONAL – An individual lwho is an amateur photographer or hobbyist who desires to increase their knowledge of image making. They must affirm that they do not engage in professional photography for compensation. If they are found to violate this condition, membership will be terminated with no refund on any funds paid.

a. Membership - $100 Annually or $10 per month

b. Privileges – (Convention/Seminar Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Image Competition – entered for personal growth, no credits or awards are applicable, Door Prizes)

4. RETIRED – A current Active Professional who is no longer active in the image making profession may choose to have his/her Active Membership classification changed to Retired.

a. Membership Fee - $100 Annually or $10 per month

 

b. Privileges – (Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Vote & Hold Office, Image Competition, Eligible for Awards, Eligible for Degree Program, Use Professional Logo, Door Prizes)

5. LIFE – This person is recognized by the Board of Directors as recognition for faithful and exceptional service to the Association or for other good and sufficient reason.

a. Membership due and registration fees are waived (currently being evaluated

b. Privileges (Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Vote & Hold Office, Image Competition, Eligible for Awards, Eligible for Degree Program, Use Professional Logo, Door Prizes)

6. HONORARY – This person does not need to be connected to the profession of image making. The Board of Directors may extend Honorary Membership to anyone deemed worthy for extraordinary service to the Association.

a. Membership dues are waived

b. Privileges – (Convention/Seminar Registration, Monthly Meetings, Door Prizes)

7. Non-Resident - An individual actively engaged in the image making profession but who neither resides in or routinely works in the state of Virginia, but who wishes to affiliate with the VPPA is eligible for this membership. It is strongly encouraged that the applicant also applies for membership in the state in which they reside.

a. Membership Fee - $200 Annually or $20 per month

b. Privileges - Convention/Seminars Registrations, Monthly Meetings, Image Competition, Eligible for Awards, Eligible for Degree Program, Use Professional Logos, Door Prizes)