NZIPP Student Photographer of the Year
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The STUDENT CATEGORY is for COMPOSITE or NON-COMPOSITE entries
Open to all part-time or full-time students enrolled in a recognised tertiary institute in New Zealand (or Australia, if entering the Australian Student category), studying photography, or a similar creative programme. The spirit and intent of this category is to provide an opportunity for those studying to become a professional photographer. NZIPP
Accredited Professional Photographers, either current or past, are ineligible to enter in this category.
» Photographs may be of any subject matter or photographic genre.
» An entry may be presented as a series, such as diptychs, triptychs, etc.
» It is expected that all entries reflect a high level of originality.
» Entering the Student Category forfeits the right to enter any of the main categories.
» Images created under direct guidance of a tutor as part of your curriculum work can be entered into this category (excluding NZIPP Accredited Professional Photographers, either current or past), but are NOT eligible for entry into any of the main categories of the Awards.
» Photographs produced while enrolled as a student (part-time or full-time) are NOT eligible for entry into any of the main categories of the Awards.
» Student entries do not earn or accrue merit points toward NZIPP Distinctions.
» Except where specified as permitted above, entries must comply with all rules, entry terms & conditions, and the Open – Composite entry criteria.
» All student entries must be entered under the student’s own name and entry registration profile. However, they may be sent in bulk by your education provider.
OPEN CATEGORIES - ENTRY CRITERIA
The open categories are intended to reward technical and creative excellence in photographing and presenting images that allow for minor and major post-production, including compositing techniques, but excludes the use of computer generated elements (eg. where the computer automatically renders an element such as a person, landscape, sky or other item that the camera did not capture.)
Except where a texture has been photographed or created by the entrant.
• All forms of post-production
• Composite images
• Textures and borders, (must have been photographed by the entrant)
• Use of entrant-created presets and/or third-party presets/plugins, such as, Nik, Luminar, etc.
• All forms of in-camera techniques including any form of multiple exposure.
• FAMILY CATEGORY ONLY - Third-party physical backdrops with identifiable elements are permitted in the Family category only as this is considered part of
the day to day practice of the family portrait industry.
• Third-party digital backdrops, textures or other elements are not permitted
• Third-party physical backdrops with identifiable elements are not permitted with the exception of the Family category. Third-party physical backdrops with
subtle patterns can be used in any category.
• Note: It is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure that any backdrops purchased from a thirdparty
are not excluded for use in a competition entry
• Excludes the use of computer generated elements (e.g.. where the computer automatically renders an element such as a person, landscape, sky or other item that the camera did not capture).
Make sure your image fits the category rules above.
Click here to download the "Preparing your files" section. All entrants need to follow these instructions to enter through our online entry portal.
Decide if you want to enter a digital image, or a physical print. Download the specific information for preparing digital or print entries below.