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MAJOR AWARDS

NEW ZEALAND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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 2021 will receive:
* The Rowan Guthrie trophy;
* An engraved crystal trophy;
* A feature in the 2021 Iris Professional Photography Awards magazine;
* A Nikon Z 7II Mirrorless Camera valued at $5,799 and NIKKOR Z 24 -70mm f/4 S lens valued at $1,799;
* A prize of $1000NZ.

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.
Students and International photographers are not eligible for this award.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year finalists are the four highest-scoring entries from the top three highest aggregate international entrants, across all categories, except the 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 2021 will receive:
* An engraved crystal trophy;
* A feature in the 2021 Iris Professional Photography Awards magazine;
* A certificate;
* A prize of $1000NZ.

To be eligible for the International Professional Photographer Of The Year award the entrant:
» Must be a professional photographer;
» Must live permanently outside of New Zealand;
» Must have entered a minimum of four entries.

OVERALL HIGHEST SCORING ENTRY

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

The winner will receive:
* An engraved crystal trophy;
* A certificate;
* A prize of $500NZ.
To be eligible for the Highest-Scoring Entry Award the entrant must be a New Zealand or International professional photographer.

 

CATEGORY HIGHEST SCORING ENTRY AWARD

Awarded to the entry that receives the highest score within each category. This award is open to all entrants (national
and international) within each category.
In the event two or more entrants receive the same final score, the entry with the highest initial score will be determined the winner. If there is still a tie after this, the award will be shared. Each winner of this award will receive a certificate.

 

CATEGORY OVERALL WINNER AWARD

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 crystal trophy;
* A prize of $500NZ.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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;
» 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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