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Bronze tag badges are seemingly created automatically and awarded once the requirements are met. The requirements are described in the HelpCenter as:

You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge.

The mechanism has worked flawlessly on a couple of other tags but, unless I oversaw something, has failed for despite a current total score of 111 on 42 non-wiki-answers.

Whether this results from some disturbances during site graduation or has other reasons is beyond my knowledge. Anyway, I'd like to see the issue solved.

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It appears that the reason it has not been awarded to you yet, is another criteria, from the Tag Badges page, on the right-hand column, it says:

These badges are awarded for participating in non community-wiki questions with particular tags. If enough votes are earned in a tag with 100+ total questions, the badge will be automatically created and awarded.

The photchemistry tag has only 64 questions so far

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  • $\begingroup$ I've definitely overlooked that. $\endgroup$ – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha May 21 '15 at 9:23
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    $\begingroup$ It took me a while to find that information myself - it is not obvious at all. $\endgroup$ – user15489 May 21 '15 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ I sense that as a big problem of SE. Anything about the sites that isn't in the help center is very hard to find out, even with a considerable amount of searching. Even though the Tag Badges page is some kinda a help center itself. $\endgroup$ – M.A.R. May 29 '15 at 11:15

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