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Professional Photographers of Michigan
Mitten Pin Award

Introducing the PPofMI Mitten Pin

We have an exciting new program for everyone called the PPofMI Mitten Pin.
What is the Mitten Pin, you ask? Well, it’s a representation of your participation in PPofMI events and competitions in a single year. To earn a Mitten Pin, you’ll need to acquire 10 Mitten Pin Units in one calendar year. You can earn these units for attending paid workshops, classes, Social events, and competitions. To track your Mitten Pin Units, click on the picture to download your Mitten Pin reporting form. Any workshops, competitions you attended this calendar year (even back to January) is eligible for inclusion. At the end of the year — before December 31st — you’ll need to apply for your Mitten Pin. Applications will be reviewed and pins will be distributed at the Annual Awards Banquet at PhotoMax. For ways to earn your Mitten Points, just download the reporting form from the link below.

Remember, PPM is what *you* make of it—so make it great while you earn your PPM Mitten Pin.


The PPofMI Mitten Pin Award was designed to recognize educational and photographic achievements made with the Professional Photographers of Michigan.  The motivation for PPofMI Mitten Pin award should not be the award but the educational and photographic accomplishments made.  As we work side by side we are providing the foundation for our association to better serve each of us.  The involvement of all members in the operation and advancement of the association will bring about strength and unity far beyond that which could be achieved by any of us individually.

This award may be presented to an Active or Vendor member in good standing.


Please read and follow these rules exactly! To not do so will most likely cause loss of credits. We cannot become involved in correspondence over lack of information. If instructions and rules are not followed, we will have no choice but to disallow points. If a member feels they are deserving of merit for some unspecified service, that member should submit a formal written request to the Achievement Award Committee. All decisions of eligibility for credits will be made by the members of that committee with the approval of the PPM Board of Directors. These decisions will be final.

  1. Points are awarded on a calendar year basis and must be reported to the Service Award Chairperson by January 1st each year (for the previous year). You may submit your form each year, or, wait until you have achieved the minimum 10 points needed for the award. The PPofMI Mitten Pin, will be presented at our annual awards banquet.
  2. For education credits, proof of attendance will be verified with the PPM online registration form or you must provide a copy of attendance.
  3. No one person can acquire more than 10 Michigan Mitten Points in one year.
  4. The PPM Mitten Pin Award committee, by a 3/5 vote, may retract a member's credit for sufficient cause


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