Monthly Image Assessment night
As part of the monthly club night we have an opportunity to have our images assessed. Financial members are able to submit a maximum of two images each month to be assessed by a PSNZ judge. One image must be based on the Set Subject for the month (refer to the table below), the other image is an Open (entirely your own choice) category.
Club photographers are graded. We have four levels: ‘Junior’ (under 18 years*), ‘Novice’, ‘B Grade’ and ‘A Grade’.
When images are assessed they earn points if they are judged Accepted or higher.
Note: Assessment images must be submitted by the last day of the month.
* For a complete definition of Junior age and grades refer to the club Competition Rules.
|March||Black & White|
|August||Birds / Animals|
|November||Homage to a known phtographer eg. Ansel Adams, Annie Leibowitz, Henri Cartier Bresson.|
|December/January||Kiwi Summer Scenes|
points awarded to images:
Honours: 8 points
Merit: 4 points
Accepted: 2 points
These points help photographers move up through the grades.
how many points do you need to move up a grade?
You need to earn 63 points AND be awarded a minimum of two ‘honours’ to move up a grade.
Other specialty competitions are run on an ad hoc basis. Each field trip has its own competition. This is judged by the members on club night.
Inter-club competitions are also held throughout New Zealand, often run through our affiliated partnership with the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ).