Category Awards and How Winners are chosen

CATEGORY AWARDS ELIGIBLE FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONSIDERATION

The 2018 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Nature Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Newborn Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year

OTHER CATEGORY AWARDS & PRIZES

The 2018 AIPP Australian Album of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Photographic Book of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year
The 2018 AIPP Highest Scoring print of the Year


 

HOW ARE THE CATEGORY WINNERS CHOSEN?

A ‘qualifying submission’ comprises four prints with:

  • a minimum aggregate of 320 points; and
  • at least two prints with a Silver award or higher.

Up to five qualifying submissions for Categories with over 200 prints and up to three qualifying submissions for categories with under 200 prints, based on the highest aggregate score, will be assessed by a panel of five judges in private, to determine the winner of the category.

Judges will be asked to consider the innovation, impact, and creativity of each submission, with further considerations to include the diversity of craft and content, and the conceptual development of a theme. Entry information detailing post-production, commissioned/self-commissioned, single/multiple capture, and captions will also be considered during this process. Judges are instructed not to consider the four entries as a group, but as four individual and disparate prints.

Please note that the aggregate scores of the submissions are not a judging consideration.

Student and Emerging entrants require a minimum aggregate of 240 points to qualify as a finalist for the Student or Emerging Photographer of the Year title. Up to five finalists based on the highest aggregates will be assessed by a panel of five judges in private, to determine the winner of each category.