NIKON / NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards 2018

 

Simone Jackson
Delicate hatching time for Royal Albatross and DOC by Simone Jackson (Silver Award)

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.

YouTube Recordings

Note: The judging may not start until some time into the recording so fast forward to find the beginning.

Print Scoring Table:

Score Award Merit
Points
Description
95 – 100 Gold with Distinction 3 ● Exceptional vision, creativity & innovation
● Exceptional visual communication & interpretation of
subject
● High level of originality of thought/concept
● Invokes a superior emotional response
● Has an enduring quality
● Exceptional mastery in all areas of creative &
technical execution
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
&/or emotion
● Excellent level of technique, craft, production &
print quality
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 &
technique
● Exceeds the normal level expected of professional
practice
60 – 69 Professional Standard 0 ● Approaching award level
● Well executed, appropriate professional level of craft
& technique
● Good standard of professional practice – what a
professional is expected to produce day to day
50 – 59 Below Professional
Standard
0 ● Does not yet exhibit the standards required of
professional practice
● May show proficiency in some areas

 

2017 Spring Print Exhibition

 

Upcoming: Spring Print Exhibition

A reminder to all members, our Spring Print Exhibition is coming up soon and entries will close on Monday 14th August 2017. 

Please bring prints to the next meeting or e-mail  Gary (prints.dpsnz@gmail.com) to arrange a drop off.
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.
Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss
Horsing Around, Melanie Middlemiss. Open Champion, 2017 Autumn Print Exhibition