MAJOR AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (NZPOY)

The title of New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year (NZPOY) is a prestigious and coveted award, and winning it is an achievement of a lifetime.

The New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year winner is determined by a majority decision, and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent what the judges are looking for, as described on page 9 of the Call For Entries document. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The NZ Professional Photographer of the Year will receive the Rowan Guthrie Trophy, a crystal keepsake trophy, certificate, and a $10,559.00RRP NZ SONY Prize Pack as described in the Call for Entries document.

To be eligible for the NZ Professional Photographer of the Year Award the entrant must be a NZ professional photographer, be a permanent resident of NZ and have entered a minimum of 6 entries.

 

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (APOY)

 

The Australian Professional Photographer of the Year winner is determined by a majority decision, and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent what the judges are looking for, as described on page 9 of the Call For Entries document. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The Australian Professional Photographer of the Year will be awarded the Ilford Trophy*, a crystal keepsake trophy, certificate, and a $1000AUD voucher from CR Kennedy Australia. *The Ilford Trophy remains the property of CR Kennedy Australia.

To be eligible for the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year the entrant must be an Australian professional photographer, be a permanent resident of Australia and entered a minimum of 6 entries.

 

International and New Zealand photographers are NOT eligible for this award.

There must be a minimum of 5 eligible Australian entrants for this award to be given.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (IPPOY)

The International Professional Photographer of the Year winner is determined by a majority decision, and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent what the judges are looking for, as described on page 9 of the Call For Entries document. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The International Professional Photographer of the Year will receive a crystal keepsake trophy and a certificate.

To be eligible for the International Professional Photographer of the Year the entrant must reside outside of New Zealand and Australia, be a professional photographer, and have entered a minimum of 4 entries.

There must be a minimum of 5 eligible International entrants for this award to be given.

 

 

OVERALL HIGHEST SCORING ENTRY

Awarded to the entrant who receives the highest score across all categories, except the Student Category.

The winner will receive:
» A certificate
» An engraved trophy

To be eligible for the Overall Highest-Scoring Entry Award the entrant must be a New Zealand, Australian or
International professional photographer.

 

 

CATEGORY WINNER AWARD

Category winners for both New Zealand and Australia who will receive a certificate, trophy and a $500NZ supplier voucher (excludes Student Categories).

The NZIPP Honours Council have the right not to award a category winner where the finalist folios are not deemed to reflect the standard that would be expected to represent a ‘category’ Professional Photographer of the Year Award.

 

A minimum of five eligible entrants are required for a winner to be awarded a category.

 

Categories are awarded separately for New Zealand and Australia.

 

 

 

JAMES WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD

The James White Award was originally an overseas study grant, established by the 1975 management committee, as a memorial to James and the work he did for the NZIPP. Not only was James a past NZIPP President, but he was also instrumental in setting up the awards programme. Although this is no longer a study grant, it remains a memorial award presented to a first time NZIPP entrant who achieves the highest aggregate score from their top four entries across any of the open categories. The winner will receive:

» The James White Memorial Award trophy
» A certificate

To be eligible for the James White Memorial Award the entrant:
» Must be a professional photographer who resides in New Zealand;
» Must be a full financial member of the NZIPP (Affiliate or Accredited Member) at the time of entry
» Must be a first-time entrant in the main categories of the awards (excluding the Student Category);
» Must have entered a minimum of four entries, with the winner determined based on their top four entries.

IRIS AWARDS 2024 KEY DATES

ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN: 8am Monday 15 April 2024 (NZST)

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE: 11.59pm Sunday 23 June 2024 (NZST)

PHYSICAL PRINT DELIVERY: From 9am Monday 8 July 2024 to 5pm Friday 26 July 2024. We cannot accept print boxes before 8 July.

LIVE JUDGING: From approx. 8am daily: Tuesday 30 July, Wednesday 31 July, Thursday 1 August 2024. Venue: Majestic on Durham, 189 Durham St South, Christchurch.

 

CATEGORY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Approx. 8pm Thursday 1st August 2024 Live at the Iris Awards Wrap Party. Venue: TBC

 

IRIS AWARDS GALA DINNER - WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: approx. 7pm Sunday 4th August 2024. Venue: Secret Location in Christchurch A ticket only event. Theme: WINTER WONDERLAND. You can purchase tickets here from 1st May 2024.

 

PRINT CASE COLLECTION AND POSTAGE: When you enter the Iris Awards, you will need to indicate your preference to collect your print case from the venue or have it couriered to your address. Courier pickup from venue on Monday 5 August 2024.

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