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
● 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
● 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
● Excellent level of imagination & creativity
● Excellent visual communication, interpretation of subject
● Excellent level of technique, craft, production &
80 – 84
● 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
● Very high standard of professional practice, craft, skill &
● Exceeds the normal level expected of professional
60 – 69
● 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
● Does not yet exhibit the standards required of
● May show proficiency in some areas
The selection has been made. The images have been hung. The Spring Print Exhibition is now ready for opening at tomorrow’s meeting (Monday 11th Sept). Doors open 7pm, Dunedin Community Gallery. See you all there!
Note: The exhibition is open to the public 10am-6pm Tues 12th-Thurs 14th Sept.
Also note, all image titles must be entered through the online system here as well. This helps ensure titles are printed on labels and certificates with the spelling you prefer 🙂
We have booked the Dunedin Community Gallery for the exhibition and so our meeting on the 11th September will be the official opening evening and then the images will be on display 12th-14th September.
Images are being selected for the Open section by Alan Dove, and for the Natural History section by Ross McIvor.
Details for entering:
Spring Print Exhibition is open to all financial members of the Society
Members can submit up to six entries in each of the Open and Natural History sections
Images previously accepted in seasonal exhibitions are not eligible
Images must be the original work of the exhibitor
Images may be trade or exhibitor printed
Prints must be mounted on a firm backing and have a mat
Prints can be any size to fit within the mat size you use:
Minimum size of mat 25cm x 30cm ( 10″ x 12″ )
Maximum size of mat 50cm x 40cm ( 20″ x 16″ )
Exhibitors name, image title and section must be on the reverse side of mount, at centre top
Image titles must be entered through the online system here.
This is a helpful video showing how to mat an artwork/photograph. I don’t have all the different types of tapes that he uses, but I particularly like the way he attaches the picture to the backing board. – Melanie