The OPPA Juror Development Program details the process of becoming an approved OPPA Competition Juror. These guidelines are used to establish a pool of qualified jurors for use in OPPA image competitions and are administered by the OPPA Juror Oversight Committee.
To enter the program the following prerequisites need to be met:
A Level 1 Juror is entitled to begin serving as a juror at OPPA competitions on a limited basis. This enables the Level 1 Juror to begin experiencing the judging process.
To become a Level 1 Juror the following criteria must be met:
After this status is achieved, the Level 1 Juror can begin receiving real-world experience in the “hot seat” by being cycled through a competition juror panel on a limited, shared-seat (2 or more jurors-in-training alternating at each rotation) basis. Note: OPPA merits for judging are not granted to shared-seat judging.
A Level 2 Juror may sit on a competition panel and perform the duties of a full juror. The Level 2 Juror will be evaluated and critiqued by the Jury Chair.
To become a Level 2 Juror the following criteria must be met:
An Active Juror may serve on unlimited OPPA competition panels with all of the rights and duties of a competition juror. Active Jurors may also begin the process of becoming a Jury Chair.
To become an Active Juror the following criteria must be met:
To Maintain Active Juror Status
From time to time, we may utilize the services of a visiting juror from outside the area in our competitions. Guest jurors must be either an established juror in their own area or have a Masters from PPA.