My first Accreditation and full membership with the Professional Photographers of Canada!  An excerpt from the press release, below:

The Professional Photographers of Canada is pleased to announce that: Tracy Munson , has just earned an accreditation in Pictorial / Scenic, at our Accreditation judging in Sherbrooke, QC. Accreditation is the first elevation above the general membership level, and is achieved by submitting samples of the applicant’s photography to a PPOC Board of Review for Accreditation. Accreditation demonstrates that the photographer is capable of delivering above average quality photography in a chosen category. In assessing Accreditation Submissions, the judges will consider the following criteria: Impact, Creativity, Style, Composition, Presentation, Color Balance, Centre of Interest, Lighting, Subject Matter, Image file quality, Technique and Story Telling.

Here's a collage that I made to show the portfolio of ten photos that were accepted (with an overall "very good" and one "excellent", I might add!