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 THE JUDGING PROCESS

 

All entries will be scored during an anonymous judging round.

Once entries close, category images will be available to five judges who give a score from 0-100 for each image. An average score is then given to the image.

• In all categories, judges will be looking for good camera and post-production technique; visual impact, originality, connection and/or storytelling.
• The top 25 scoring entries from each category will go through to a live feedback round on Wednesday 31st July 2024.
• Entrants whose images do not go through to the live feedback round will be given a final score. No comment will be given.
• All score will be released on 1st August 2024 and will be available by logging into the entry portal https://nzipp.awardsplatform.com.
• Those entrants whose entry(ies) have been successful in making it to the Live Feedback Round will be notified by 25 July 2024. They’ll be welcome to attend the Live Feedback Round in person or join our livestream on YouTube.

• Awards from the NZ Amateur Photography awards do not earn Merit points towards NZIPP Distinctions.

 

 

LIVE FEEDBACK ROUND

 

The Top 25 scoring entries in each category will go through to a Live Feedback Round on Wednesday 31 July 2024 at Majestic on Durham, 189 Durham St South, Christchurch.

These sessions will be open to the public and also livestreamed on NZIPP’s YouTube channel.

Feedback is presented live by panels of three respected judges.

A Panel Chair, who in turn is overseen by the NZIPP Honours Council, facilitates the live feedback session.

For images that scored in the Top 25 (but not in the Top 10): An entry’s score and placing within the category will be announced. A member of the panel will provide constructive feedback to the entrant.

 

The top 10 images: will be presented in a random order and the image’s score will not yet be revealed. A member of the panel will provide constructive feedback to the entrant.

 

 

 

AWARD LEVELS

Images that score 69 or below are not awarded.
• A score of 70-79 receives the award of Highly Commended
• A score of 80-84 receives the award of Silver
• A score of 85-89 receives the award of Silver with Merit
• A score of 90-94 receives the award of Gold
• A score of 95-100 receives the award of Gold with Excellence

 

 

CATEGORY WINNERS

Category winners will be the entrant from each category with the highest score. Should there be more than one entry with the highest score in that category, a panel of five judges will choose the winning image in a closed forum discussion. Category winners will be announced live at the Awards

Wrap Party at approx. 8pm on Thursday 1 August 2024. (Venue TBC and will be notified to category Top 10 entrants). Announcements will also be live streamed on the NZIPP YouTube Channel. Category winners will receive a digital decal.

 

NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR WINNER

To be a finalist for New Zealand Amateur Photographer of the Year, the entrant must have entered at least 3 images (across one or more categories).
The top 3 photographers with the highest aggregate scores from their top 3 images will go into a final round of judging. Finalists will be announced live at the Awards Wrap Party at approximately 8pm Thursday 1 August 2024.

A panel of five judges will meet in a closed forum to vote for one winner – the 2024 New Zealand Amateur Photographer of the Year – that best represents “What the judges are looking for”: good camera and post-production technique; visual impact and/or storytelling and originality.

The winner of the New Zealand Amateur Photographer of the Year will be announced live at the Awards Gala Dinner on Sunday 4th August 2024 at Venue to be confirmed. You can purchase tickets here from 1st May 2024.

 

The winner will receive:
a digital decal and a Trophy
5 free entries to the Iris Awards for 2025
One year NZIPP Affiliate membership
PLUS a prize package kindly supplied by our sponsor Photo Warehouse.

 

 

 

 

 

Entries open 15th April 2024

JOIN US IN CHRISTCHURCH THIS AUGUST!

Come and watch the live judging of the 2024 Iris Awards in-person or the live feedback round of the New Zealand Amateur Photography Awards, and stick around for the New Zealand Photography Show - Work/Shop 2024 - a two-day event  offering inspiration, education, networking, and so much more!

Get yourself onto a masterclass on Sunday to fully immerse yourself in a specialised area of interest, and finish off the week at the 2024 NZIPP Gala Dinner event.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR AWARDS

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

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

LIVE FEEDBACK ROUND: From 8am Wednesday 31 July 2024

LIVE FEEDBACK VENUE: Majestic on Durham, 189 Durham St South, Christchurch. 

CATEGORY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Approx. 8pm Thursday 1 August 2024, live at the Awards Wrap Party. Venue: TBC

NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENT: At the Iris Awards Gala Dinner, 7pm Sunday 4th August 2024. Venue: TBC A ticket only event. Theme: WINTER WONDERLAND. Click here to purchase tickets from 1st May 2024

ENTRANTS SCORES RELEASED:  Thursday 1st August 2024

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