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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.
To determine the NZPOY finalists, we take the six highest-scoring entries from the three NZ entrants with the highest overall aggregate scores across all categories, except the Student Category. The NZPOY winner is determined by a majority decision, and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent the above criteria. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The NZ Professional Photographer of the year 2022 will receive:
* The Rowan Guthrie Trophy
* An engraved trophy
* A certificate
* A feature in the 2022 Iris Professional Photography Awards magazine
* $10,000 Sony prize pack

To be eligible for the NZ Professional Photographer of the Year award the entrant:
» Must be a New Zealand professional photographer;
» Must be a permanent resident of New Zealand;
» Must have entered a minimum of six entries;
» International and Australian photographers and students are NOT eligible for this award.​

 

AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (APOY)

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

To determine the APOY finalists, we take the four highest-scoring entries from the three Australian entrants with the highest overall aggregate scores across all categories. The APOY winner is determined by a majority decision, and is
awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent the above criteria. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The Australian Professional Photographer of the year 2022 will receive:
* An engraved trophy
* A certificate
* * $10,000 Sony prize pack
* A feature in the 2022 Iris Professional Photography Awards magazine

To be eligible for the Australian Professional Photographer of the Year award the entrant:
» Must be an Australian professional photographer;
» Must be a permanent resident of Australia;
» Must have entered a minimum of four print entries for live judging;

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

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (IPPOY)

International Photographer of the Year finalists,are the four highest-scoring entries from the top three highest aggregate international entrants, across all categories, except Student Category.

The winner is determined by a majority decision, and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent the criteria. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The International Professional Photographer of the year 2022 will receive:
* An engraved trophy
* A feature in the 2022 Iris Professional Photography Awards magazine
* A certificate
* A share of prizes from the $10,000NZ prize pool on offer

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

To be eligible for the International Professional Photographer Of The Year award the entrant:
» Must be a professional photographer;
» Must reside permanently outside of New Zealand or Australia;
» Must have entered a minimum of four entries.
» New Zealand and Australian photographers and students are NOT eligible for this award.

 

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
» A share of prizes from the $10,000NZ prize pool on offer.

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

 

 

CATEGORY OVERALL WINNER AWARD

Will be awarded to the top New Zealand entrant & the top Australian entrant separately.
Category finalists are determined based on:
» The top three highest-scoring entries from the top three (or more where entrants are tied) highest aggregate entrants within the category.
» Student Category – the top two highest-scoring entries from the top three highest aggregate entrants within the category.

A category winner is determined by a majority decision and is awarded to the folio that the judges deem to best represent the criteria. Once a decision has been reached it is final.

The winner of each category will receive:
» A certificate
» An engraved trophy
» A share of prizes from the $10,000NZ prize pool on offer

To be eligible for a category award the entrant:
» Must be a professional photographer, except in the Student Category;
» Must reside permanently in New Zealand or Australia.

Judges, through consensus, have the right not to award a category winner where the finalist folios are deemed not
to reflect the standard that would be expected to represent a ‘category’ Photographer of the Year award.

 

 

 

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.

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