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REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Regional Photographer of the Year (RPOY) award is presented to the highest-scoring photographer within each region at the annual Iris Professional Photography Awards. This is determined from the aggregate of an entrant’s top four highest-scoring entries.

In the event two entrants have the same score, a series of countback processes will take place until an outright winner is determined. In order of consideration, this process is based on:
» The highest final score from the tied entrants’ highest-scoring entry;
» The highest final score of the tied entrants’ second highest-scoring entry;
» The highest initial score of the tied entrants’ highest-scoring entry;
» The highest initial score of the tied entrants’ second-highest scoring entry;

If after each of these four steps the entrants are still tied, the award will be shared.

At an appropriate regional event, determined by the Regional Representative, the winner will be presented with an engraved trophy and a certificate.

To be eligible for the Regional Photographer of the Year award the entrant:
» Must be a fully financial Accredited Professional Member of the NZIPP, at both the time of entry into the
Iris Awards and the time of award receipt;
» Must be a permanent resident of New Zealand;
» Must have entered a minimum of four entries;

The naming of each NZIPP RPOY requires that a minimum of three eligible entrants from that region have entered.

NZIPP Regions
» Auckland / Northland
» Canterbury / Westland
» Central Districts
» Waikato / Bay of Plenty
» Wellington
» Nelson / Marlborough
» Otago / Southland

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