The Nikon/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2018 were judged a few weekends ago in Wellington. The judging of each category has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube at the link below. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from professional work and judging. All categories require a physical print submission, there are no projected image categories.
Congratulations to DPS member Simone Jackson who was a finalist in the Nature category and received awards in others sections, including the image above from the Documentary category.
Note: The judging may not start until some time into the recording so fast forward to find the beginning.
Print Scoring Table:
|95 – 100||Gold with Distinction||3||● Exceptional vision, creativity & innovation
● Exceptional visual communication & interpretation of
● High level of originality of thought/concept
● Invokes a superior emotional response
● Has an enduring quality
● Exceptional mastery in all areas of creative &
|90 – 94||Gold||3||● Outstanding level of imagination & creativity
● Outstanding visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Originality of thought/concept
● Outstanding mastery across all areas of technique, craft,
production & print quality
|85 – 89||Silver with Distinction||2||● Excellent level of imagination & creativity
● Excellent visual communication, interpretation of subject
● Excellent level of technique, craft, production &
|80 – 84||Silver||2||● High level of imagination &/or creativity
● High level of visual communication, interpretation of
subject &/or emotion
● Very high level of craft, skill and technique
|70 – 79||Bronze||1||● Very high standard of professional practice, craft, skill &
● Exceeds the normal level expected of professional
|60 – 69||Professional Standard||0||● Approaching award level
● Well executed, appropriate professional level of craft
● Good standard of professional practice – what a
professional is expected to produce day to day
|50 – 59||Below Professional
|0||● Does not yet exhibit the standards required of
● May show proficiency in some areas
The 2018 Nelson National Triptych Salon is open for submissions, so if you’re not a regular creator of triptychs, here are three reasons why you should give it a go.
- It stimulates creativity
- Your post processing skills will have improved by the time you’ve finished
- It’s fun
Some examples, ideas and the concept of a triptych here
All the information you need to to enter the National Triptych Salon is here, including further help on making a Triptych.
Regardless of entering the Salon, why not share your triptychs on the DPS Facebook page.
1st Place – Careys Bay Dawn by Kate Burton
2nd Place – The Portland by Barbara Newton
3rd Place – Booms, Bowlines and Baggywrinkles by Noelle Bennett
1st Place – Stop on red signal by Simon Parsons
2nd Place – 7.35am – fixing the clocks for the last day of business in the name of progress by Simone Jackson
3rd Place – Ida Valley Road Rainbow by Geremy Ralston