ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 4PM TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2012. **New date**
PRINT ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4PM FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012. **New date**
No Late Entries Will Be Accepted After This Date…
Where to Send Your Prints
Fitzgerald Photo Imaging
Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Judging Venue, Dates, Times & Categories
Scarboro Surf Club
Sunday 1 July 2012 9 am - 6.00 pm
Student 10.30am - 11.30am (second room)
Portrait 9.30am - 12.00pm
Illustrative 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Landscape 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Category Judging Day 1 closed session 5pm - 6pm
Monday 2 July 2012 9 am - 6.00 pm
Wedding 9.30am - 1.00pm
Family 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Album 2.30pm - 3.30pm (second room)
Commercial 3.30pm - 4.30pm (second room)
Category Judging Day 2 closed session 5pm - 6pm
NB Times and categories are subject to change. Please check blog and facebook page for the latest information.
Tuesday 3 July 2012 9.00 am - 6.00 pm BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE THROUGH AIPP EVENTS
Purchase tickets by 26 June 2012 - $60 (Morning and Afternoon Tea provided)
Trade Show and Photographic Event – includes workshops, “hands on” demonstrations, giveaways etc Listen to our guest speakers, sponsors, and local suppliers throughout the day as they bring us all things business and photography.
Judging Is Open To The Public
Entrants and non-entrants are welcome to attend the judging sessions and the Awards Presentation Evening.
Wednesday 4th July 7pm TICKETS ON SALE NOW UNTIL 29 JUNE ** Date extended ** East End Bar
Attire: Dress to Impress…
Tickets $50 (includes arrival drink and finger food. BYO over the bar) and can ONLY be pre-booked at www.aipp.com.au
Fees and Eligibility
Full financial members of the AIPP $100 1 category $185 2 categories $260 3 categories
$310 4 or more categories
Non - Members
The Awards are open to non-member professional photographers in WA
Non members are eligible to win categories and PPY $140 1 category $225 2 categories $300 3 categories
$340 4 or more categories
Must be an AIPP Emerging Photographer.
An Emerging Member can enter maximum of 3 prints which can be across any categories. Highest aggregate of 3 images will win the Emerging Category. Emerging Members CANNOT win any other categories or PPY. Emerging entries will be judged within the category they are entered into alongside all other entries in that category. Emerging Members entering less than 3 images cannot win the Emerging category
$100 1 entry (3 images)
Current students of approved tertiary institutions may compete for the AIPP Student of the Year Award, but are not eligible to win other Categories.
Students enter a maximum of 3 images in the Student category and the highest aggregate of 3 images will win Student category.
A Student entering less than 3 images cannot win Student Category.
AIPP Student Members
Non-AIPP Student Members
$75 per album (max of 2 albums)
Album entries are separate to category entries. There is a limit of 2 albums per entrant and these albums can be from any of the 4 sub categories of album style (ie: wedding single shooter, wedding multi shooter, portrait and event)
No Late Entries Accepted
Late entries cannot be accepted with our on-line entry system.
Sorry, no exceptions.
No late entries will be accepted
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 4:00PM TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2012. **New date**
PRINT ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012. **New date**
PRINT CASES & POSTAGE
Print cases are required to enter the Awards
(exceptions for students and emerging photographers).
$129 + P&H (order via AIPP website)
Additional Return Postage & Handling
Entries from photographers with addresses outside of the CBD of Perth
will not be returned unless the entrant has (or purchases)
a print case and pays an additional postage fee.
The AIPP 2012 Epson WA Professional Photographer of the Year will be selected from the category winners with a folio that delights and excites the judges.
To be eligible for the Major Award, entrants must first win one of the following categories. Category winners are determined by the judges who will select from the 5 folios which receive the highest aggregates of three images entered into each category. Should a category be deemed too small to select 5 folios, the Chairman of Judges can elect to reduce this number to 3 and his/her decision is final.
The 2012 WA AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year
The 2012 WA AIPP Portrait Photographer of the Year
The 2012 WA AIPP Family Photographer of the Year
The 2012 WA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year
The 2012 WA AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
The 2012 WA AIPP Commercial Photographer of the Year
Details about each category can be read on the following pages.
Album of the Year, Student of the Year, and Emerging Photographer of the Year are not eligible to win the PPY.
The 2012 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Entries into this category must be commissioned and photographed at the clients’ actual wedding, on their wedding day. If several photographic elements are used, all the elements must have been taken at the same wedding.
•The Wedding Category will be judged in two sections:
Photojournalistic photos are ‘documentary’ or ‘story-telling’ in nature. They are candid, unposed photos of the wedding as it really happened. All images must have been found, not created. The photographs must be unposed and without the intervention of the photographer. The image has been observed,
not fabricated or created in any way by the photographer. If the photographer asks or directs someone to stand or sit in a particular location or pose, this would be considered ‘created’ and should be entered in the Open sub-category. They must be single capture images with no retouching that materially affects the authenticity of the ‘document’. Traditional adjustments for exposure, contrast and colour are
permitted. If your entry is deemed unsuitable for this category, the Committee reserves the right to either disqualify your entry or move it to a more appropriate category.
Open All other wedding photos should be entered in the Open wedding category.
• Although the Category is judged in two sections (to assist the judges in their assessment), there is only one Award..
•Entries into the wedding category will be judged broadly, based on content, impact and professional quality.
•The judges will also consider the entries in the light of the category - is the entry a great example of wedding photography? Images which are more interpretative or contemporary in nature may be better entered into Illustrative .
The 2012 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned
•Portraiture photography is broadly defined and can include family portraiture, corporate and travel work, and creative and interpretive portraits.
•The Portrait Category will be judged in two sections:
Environmental entries generally depict a portrait of a subject in their own environment, as opposed to a studio set-up.
Open entries are portraits which are not environmental portraits. There are no restrictions as to the type of portrait entered.
•Although the Category is judged in two sections (to assist the judges in their assessment), there is only one Award.
•Portraits of pets and animals are acceptable.
•Entries into the Portrait category will be judged broadly, based on content, impact and professional quality. Is the print entry a professionally produced or crafted portrait?
•More conventional entries of family groups or of a domestic nature may be better entered into the Family
Category but they must have been commissioned.
• The judges will be asked to consider portraiture in its broadest context. Use of post-production techniques is acceptable, but extensive use of post-production techniques may indicate the entry is better entered into another category, such as Illustrative.
The 2012 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Entries into this category must be commissioned by the family depicted in the entry.
•Entries may be of single family members or group portraits of family members - e.g. babies, young
children, parents, grandparents etc. A photograph of an old woman taken on a travel assignment is not eligible, even though it is someone’s mum! This category is for domestic photographers to showcase their talent.
•The judges will be asked to reward excellence in lighting, posing, composition and camera technique. A high level of originality is not required (but of course plagiarism and copying are not permitted). However, to earn a Silver or Gold Award will still require the same level of excellence as any other category.
•Photographs must be single capture images with no retouching that materially affects the authenticity
of the document. Traditional adjustments for exposure, contrast and colour are allowed, as is minor facial retouching or removing of incidental elements within the image. In other words, it has to be real!
• A family portrait could be entered into the Portraiture category instead of this category.
•Entries will be judged on the basis of composition, lighting and posing. There will be more emphasis on posing than on impact or originality because this category is designed to recognise the daily work of professional portrait photographers.
•Camera technique and print quality are of paramount importance – are you producing a professional
quality product for your clients?
• Do not enter this category because you think it will be easier to earn a Silver Award here! The judges still have high expectations, especially since many of them do this type of work themselves on a daily basis!
The 2012 WA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned.
•Photographs must depict the natural or human/urban environment, but may be interpretative (in other words, they need not be literal images of a scene).
•The Landscape Category will be judged in two sections:
Composite entries can be produced from two or more photographic elements. For instance, an image that has a sky added in, or an image that has a significant component retouched out would be considered a composite entry. The photograph need not represent a real landscape. Non-composite entries should be made from a single capture or frame, although it is acceptable to
use two or more captures of different exposures, or to stitch two or more images together. However, the resulting image must be of a real landscape and not include additional elements not in the original scene.
• Although the Category is judged in two sections (to assist the judges in their assessment), there is only one Award.
•Entries will be judged on the basis of a landscape image, whether real or imaginary. Aspects such as composition, light and content will be closely considered.
•Camera technique and print quality are also considered to be important in a successful landscape image.
•Judges in this category will consider both traditional and contemporary values.
The 2012 WA AIPP Illustrative Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned
•Illustrative photography is a general category designed to recognise photographs taken or produced to
illustrate a subject or topic. They may be conceptual or representative in nature.
•Examples include images taken to illustrate a magazine article, a website or a book cover, but may also be outtakes from assignments, stock photography or self-commissioned.
•Images entered into this category may be suitable for other categories as well e.g. a portrait or a
landscape to illustrate a magazine article may be suitable for both categories.
• As an example, a landscape photograph that includes something more than the landscape (such as an aircraft in the sky) may be better entered into the Illustrative category where the expectations of the judges are not so specific.
•Entries into the Illustrative category will be judged broadly, based on content, impact and professional quality.
•Judges will be asked to assume the image is capable of illustrating something – the fact a judge cannot
determine what is being illustrated should not result in a lesser score.
The 2012 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year
Category Rules and Requirements
•Digital Monitor Judging. Images will be judged in accordance with ISO viewing standards, using a monitor calibrated and profiled to 6500 Kelvin with a 2.2 gamma.
•This category includes Architecture, Commercial, Corporate and Industrial photography.
•The title awarded to the winner of this category will be based upon the genre of the images entered.
For example if the winning folio was made up of Architectural images the title would be, The 2012 Architectural Photographer of the Year. If the winning folio consists of images across more than one genre the title will by default be: The 2012 Commercial Photographer of the Year.
•Entries must be supplied as digital files, as outlined later in these rules and in accordance with the online entry process. There is no print entry requirement for this category
•Entries into this category must have been commissioned. A commissioned entry is a photograph that you, as the photographer, have been hired or engaged to take, by a third party.
•Stock photography is generally self-commissioned and therefore cannot be entered in this category. The exception would be where the entry was originally commissioned by a client or the stock library.
•Personal images created for your book or portfolio are not eligible for these categories because they were
not commissioned by a third party.
•It is sufficient for the photographs to have been taken as part of the commission. They do not have to have been used by the client.
•Non-commissioned commercial work may be eligible for the Illustrative, Portraiture or Landscape.
•Entrants to the corporate category may include non-photographic and 3D elements used as part of the brief, as long as the image submitted remains substantially photographic in origin.
•Commercial photography includes, for example, industrial, architectural, corporate, portraiture, food, jewelry, still-life, product, life-style, sport and travel photography. It can include work for annual reports, in-house publications, historical records, reference and progress reports, books, internet, images taken for billboards, print, online, point-of-sale etc. The subject matter isn’t the issue; rather the purpose for which the photography was created.
•Entries will be judged in the context of a corporate image. A broad view will be taken as to how the image could be used in a corporate context.
The 2012 WA AIPP Student Photographer Of The Year
“Ewan Robinson Emerging Talent Award”
Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate of three images. Students must be currently enrolled in an approved tertiary institution by the closing date to be eligible.
•The awards are open to all students studying photography at a tertiary level within Western Australia. Entry fees are as outlined in the opening pages.
•All entries must comply with the WAPPA Entry Rules and Conditions in all material respects except that
students may only enter their own category.
•Students do not need to supply their entries in an approved print case if their entries are being lodged by their Institution (see entry Rule 11).
•Students are still required to provide copies of their entries as digital files as outlined in the entry rules..
The 2012 Emerging Photographer of the Year
Awarded to the Emerging Member with the highest aggregate of three images. The images can be put into one category or split across several categories and will be judged within that category rather than a separate Emerging category. The Emerging Member with the highest aggregate will win the category.
2012 Print Handler’s Award
This award is selected by the print handlers and can be chosen from any category.
2012 John Whitfield King Award
This award is for the best “People Picture” selected by the judges and may not necessarily be the highest scoring people picture. The image can come from any category as long as there is a person or persons depicted in the image.
The 2012 WA AIPP Album of the Year Award – digital entry
This award shall be judged in 4 sub categories
Wedding Album (single photographer)
Any wedding album in which a single photographer (or studio consisting of a single photographer as the primary) is the sole shooter.
Wedding Album (multiple photographers)
Any wedding album that is the result of the work of multiple photographers or in which multiple photographers, or a studio consisting of multiple photographers, should be credited.
Any album featuring Families, Individuals or Pets.
Any non-wedding or engagement album: This includes, but is not limited to, special projects, parties (not wedding receptions), Graduations, School Formals, Bar Mitzvahs etc.
Designed to encourage excellence and consistency in wedding and portrait photography.
Judges will determine the winner.
Entry Rules – The Fine Print!
Please read these notes carefully!
Sorry, there’s a lot of information here, but to ensure your experience entering the Awards is a positive one, reading and following these rules is essential. The last thing the WAPPA Committee wants to do is disqualify an image because it hasn’t complied with these rules, but if an image doesn’t follow these rules, in fairness to other entrants we have no option but to do so.
Each photograph is assessed by a panel of five judges. A panel chair, assisted by a deputy chair and (optionally) a scribe, administer the activities of the panel. One or more identical judging set-ups may operate in separate rooms, simultaneously judging a category. Each judge scores the image out of 100 and the panel’s average is the final score. The final score determines the result as follows:
95 – 100 Gold with Distinction
90 – 94 Gold
85 – 89 Silver with Distinction
80 – 84 Silver
78 – 79 Half merit point, not quite full Award standard 50 – 77 Below award standard
Here is a summary of the rules (but it does not form part of the official Entry rules on the next pages).
•The print (the image itself ) must be no shorter than 10” (25 cm) on its longest side. It can be larger, of course, up to the 20x16” mount size. The only exception is where the technology (e.g. Polaroid Transfer) dictates the size, in which case the image must be presented at full size.
•You can enter a maximum of three prints per category (Students can only enter the one category), mounted to 20x16” (40.6x50.8 cm),
and you must submit them in an official APPA print case (student and emerging entries excepted).
•No two entries shall contain the same subject or background, and images must be made be from exposures taken in the past 24 months from the close of entry.
•All entries must have an identification label attached to the top left corner of the back of the print.
•By entering the competition, you agree to provide the AIPP, WAPPA and Sponsors, the right to reproduce your image(s)
for publicity and promotional purposes.
• Before going online to enter, PHYSICAL PRINT ENTRANTS need to have copies of their files ready to upload at the same time. These files must comply with the following specifications: RGB, 8-bit, 2362 pixels (20 cm) on the longest side, 300 ppi, RGB (not greyscale) saved as JPEG setting 10 or higher (for near lossless compression). DIGITAL MONITOR JUDGING ENTRANTS Each digital image file must measure 1400 pixels on its longest side, set at 300 dpi. After
resizing your file to this size, we suggest you re-assess image sharpness, colour and contrast and adjust to produce the optimum quality on your screen at this size. Then save this file in RGB mode (please convert your greyscale or B&W images to RGB mode), 300 ppi, JPEG setting 10 or higher (near lossless compression).
The JPG image must be saved with the Adobe 98 colour profile embed.
• Your return address labels must be included in the print case with your prints. Your prints must have their print label adhered to the back of the print. Don’t forget to sign the certification. And don’t forget to double check your online entry!
Entry Rules - 2012
Who Can Enter?
1. The Awards are open to all West Australian professional photographers. Entrants may be required to prove their professional status. A ‘professional photographer’ is defined as:
i)a Full Member of the AIPP; or
ii)a tertiary student of photography or an AIPP Emerging Photographer (special rules apply);
iii)a Trade Affiliate, Retired or Registered Subscriber of the AIPP (special rules apply); or
iv)a non-member whose gross income (total sales) from photography exceeds AUS
Non-professional photographers are not eligible to enter.
Completing The Entry Form
2. An online entry form must be completed and digital copies of your images uploaded at the same time.
The entry form is only available online at www.aipp.com.au
The entry form must be completed and submitted online.
After entering online, please double check your entry details, especially the categories you have entered.
2a. When proceeding with your entry you agree to the terms and conditions outlined, if proven false, any awards will be reclaimed. Non-members may be barred from entry in future years.
Special Rules About What Types of Photographs You Can Enter
3. Unless stated otherwise under the category details listed earlier, the image presented for judging must be 100% photographic in origin. Generally this means using a camera or similar device. Where images are entered in the Commercial category and it is appropriate to include the text or copy, these elements do not need to be photographic. The Commercial category also allows non-photographic elements to be used, as long as the image remains predominantly photographic.
All elements in an image must be the work of the photographer. All aspects of the image must have been produced by the entrant or under the entrant’s direct instruction (including all postproduction and printing work). It is acceptable for someone else to produce your prints for you.
However, in the spirit of the Awards, this means you cannot give an image to a printer or retoucher and ask them to produce a Silver or Gold Award! Where entrants work as part of a team (e.g. Commercial category), entrants are encouraged to acknowledge the printer, retoucher and/or other creative contributors on the entry form if one is engaged.
3a. The information accompanying the category descriptions earlier in this document forms part of the rules.
3b. Where further digital manipulation is allowed, digital technologies can be used to assemble images, manipulate and adjust photographic elements in any manner, but not to create new elements, with the exception of borders and texture overlays.
3c. In all categories, entrants must be able to supply a copy or proof of each element used to create
the final image (to prove its photographic origin) if requested by the WAPPA Committee. Failure to provide such proof may result in the disqualification of the entry.
4. No two photographs of the same subject or the same background can be entered. This applies across all categories.
The objective of this rule is to ensure photographers enter a variety of different styles and subject matter.
It is acknowledged that this rule may prejudice more advanced photographers. For clarity, here are some examples:
I have visited Egypt and have three photographs of the Great Pyramids. Can I enter all three images in one or multiple categories?
No, because the Great Pyramids are the same subject. Pick your best one and enter that.
I have visited Egypt and have three great photographs of its old monuments. Can I enter all three images?
Yes, as long as the monuments are different and in different locations.
I have four photographs of Egyptian tourists photographed against a studio backdrop. Can I enter all four images.
No, because the same studio backdrop has been used. Pick your best one and enter that.
I have four photographs of Egyptian tourists photographed on our tour bus. Can I enter all four?
Yes, assuming they are different tourists and were taken in different parts of the bus and the background has changed. In other words, you can enter four photographs along a theme, but not four photos that are of the same subject or background.
I have a photograph of a bride, and another photograph of the same bride with her groom. Can I enter both photographs?
No, because the bride (the subject) is in both images. Pick your best shot.
I have two photographs of brides, taken at different weddings, on different days, but with the same church in the background. Can I enter both images?
No, because you are using the same background. Photographs on a theme are acceptable.
We’re not saying you can’t enter four photographs of brides in veils, rather each bride, each veil and each background must be different.
If two images are considered to be of the same subject or of the same background, the WAPPA Committee will try to contact the photographer to discuss this, but if contact cannot be made the WAPPA committee may select one and reject the other so that judging can take place. The WAPPA committee’s decision is then final.
5. Images must be from original exposures made within the last 24 months of the closing date. Images entered into a previous WAPPA judging (or images that are of the same subject or same background as images previously entered into an WAPPA judging) are ineligible.
The WAPPA Committee reserves the right to reject any entries which it considers to be pornographic or inappropriate.
Preparing The Entries For Judging
6. Print identification labels must be printed via the online entry process and adhered to the back of each print in the top left hand corner. These are not self-adhesive labels, so you will have to use sticky tape or glue.
No titles or marks which identify the author are permitted on the front of the entry. However copy/text may be included where it is an integral part of the design (this often applies to Commercial entries).
7. The size of the photographic image(s) must be no smaller than 10 inches (25 cm) on the longest
edge. The only exception is for original Polaroid prints and Polaroid Transfers where the medium dictates the size, in which case the image may be presented at full size. For digital capture, there is no exception. If you have more than one image on the mount, then the combined length of the images must
measure no less than 10 inches (25 cm) on the longest edge. Images must be permanently bonded to 16x20” (40.6x50.8 cm) mountboard. Window mounts, permanently bonded also, can be used and are recommended, but the total thickness of the entry must not exceed 6 mm. Hinge mounting is not permitted. Multiple images on one mountboard are acceptable and will be judged as a single entry.
8. There is to be no Velcro or glue on the back of the matboard as this can damage other prints during the judging process.
The WAPPA Committee and it’s sponsors will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any print, no matter how caused, and by entering the Awards, the entrant agrees not to seek recompense from the AIPP, the WAPPA Committee or its sponsors in the event of loss or any damage. Please refer to the following detailed explanation sheet
“Print Presentation Requirements”.
9. There is no limit to the number of categories you may enter (exceptions being the Student, Emerging and Retired Members and Trade affiliates) Each category must contain 3 images.
ONLINE ENTRY - DIGITAL FILES - FOR ALL ENTRANTS
10. Entrants are required to provide copies of their entries online as part of the entry process. The digital files must be provided in the prescribed format. If digital files are not provided in the correct format, your entry(s) will not be accepted and not judged. The WAPPA Event Team has no provision for copying prints or assisting you in the entry process.
10a. UPLOAD FILE FORMAT
PHYSICAL PRINT ENTRANTS files must comply with the following specifications: RGB, 8-bit, 2362 pixels (20 cm) on the longest side, 300 ppi, RGB (not greyscale) saved as JPEG setting 10 or higher (for near lossless compression).
10b. FILE NAMING The file must be named the same as your surname, followed by your first name initial, your state and finally the print identification letter pasted on the back of your print (A, B, and C): SmithMWA-Image-A.jpg, SmithMWA-Image-B.jpg, SmithMWA-Image-C.jpg
10c. Entrants must ensure they meet the deadline. We are unable to extend the deadline for entrants who have last minute problems.
10d. If the print entry does not match the uploaded electronic image, the print entry will not be judged and the entrant will forfeit their entry fee.
11. Entries must only be shipped or delivered in an official APPA print case using the PDF mailing label found at the end of your online entry. Only one entrant’s photographs are allowed per case. Insurance is the
responsibility of the entrant. Entries will be returned to the drop off point following WAPPA and must be collected by the entrant promptly. Any cases which have had return postage paid for (rural entrants), will be sent at this time.
A print case can be purchased from the AIPP website (www.aipp.com.au / store / Buy AIPP Merchandise) . Please allow four weeks for delivery. (Students do not require a print case. It is preferable for students’ submissions be sent in their Institution’s special print case, otherwise secure wrapping is acceptable.)
11b. For digital only categories (Commercial and Album)
Return address labels must be placed in a sealed A4 business envelope and be placed inside your print case if also entering the print categories. If entering digital only then the envelope must be sent to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging with the attention to the WAPPA committee.
Legal Stuff About The Use Of Images
12. The AIPP reserves the right to reproduce any image submitted for publicity/educational purposes in Australia and overseas. This includes on websites where the use is to promote the AIPP and the Awards. It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain any and all permissions including the model releases and/
or copyright owner’s permission to have the images judged and possibly displayed and published. Any award winning images may be selected for the AIPP Travelling Collection. If contacted, successful entrants must also be able to provide high resolution digital files for production of prints for the Travelling Collection.
12a. Category Winners agree to their images being printed as a composite, framed and presented to the sponsor. This will be produced at WAPPA’s expense. WAPPA may use the digital file provided with your entry without further contact with you.
12b. A Category Sponsor may also reproduce a Category Winner’s photographs to advertise or publicise their sponsorship of the category. The three photographs are to be reproduced together and credited with the full title of the award (e.g. John Smith, 2012 WA AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Sponsor’s Name). The Category Sponsor does not have unrestricted rights to use your photograph in any other manner (other than as outlined at Point 12a) without permission from you.
12c. If you are fortunate enough to win an Award, by entering these Awards you agree to be respectful of the AIPP and the sponsors of the Awards. Without our sponsors these Awards could not be managed, so you are not entitled to use these Awards to make any personal or competitive representations that may be antagonistic to the sponsors.
13.As a condition of participation in WAPPA, all interested parties including the organisers, entrants, sponsors, and judging and management team, agree not to attempt to influence the final selection or to dispute the Chairman of Jurors final decision.
14.The WAPPA Committee and/or the WAPPA Chairman of Jurors will interpret the application of these rules & make decisions on any questions not specifically covered by the above. No correspondence will be entered into
regarding any decision, but constructive criticism and comment is encouraged. Such correspondence
should be forwarded to the WAPPA Committee via email detailed below.:
15. All enquiries should be directed to the WA President: email@example.com
Album Award - Additional Entry Conditions
1.The WA AIPP Album Award is designed to encourage excellence in wedding and portrait photography.
2.To be eligible for the Wedding single and multi shooter Album, photographers must comply with the general WAPPA rules for entering wedding prints. All photographs in an album must have been taken at the one wedding within the last 24 months.
2.1 To be eligible for the Portrait and Event Album, photographers must comply with the general WAPPA rules for entering prints. All photographs in an album must have been taken within the last 24 months.
3.Each wedding album entry must be submitted on its own CD/DVD as digital image files (see specifications below). The minimum number of files is 20 and the maximum 50 files. Image files can be of individual or double album pages.
4.Judging will be by a panel of five using a digital projector and screen, or a large screen monitor, similar in style to the print judging. The judging is open to the public. The highest scoring 3 - 5 albums will be re-assessed by the panel and the overall winner decided by consensus.
5.Album entries are limited to 1. Albums will be scored and eligible for Silver and Gold Awards however entrants are not eligible for the Major Award.
6.There may be a pre-judging of Albums entered if the number of entries received is extensive.
7.Digital image files can be prepared by photographing an actual album with a digital camera and saving to the specifications below, or by generating the pages directly from an album page-layout program.
8.Digital Image File Format for CD/DVD Submission - Album
8.1.Each digital image file must measure 2362 pixels on its longest side, set at 300 ppi. After resizing your file to this size, we suggest you re-assess image sharpness, colour & contrast & adjust to produce the optimum quality on your screen at this size.
8.2.Save file in RGB mode (please convert your greyscale or B&W images to RGB mode), 300ppi, JPEG setting 10 or higher (near lossless compression).
8.3.Name your album pages with a two digit number. Your images will be displayed in this order (e.g. 01.jpg, 02.jpg). If files aren’t numbered, we cannot ensure they will be displayed in the correct order.
8.4.The digital files for each album must be saved in a folder named as follows:
(e.g. SmithMWAWeddingSingleAlbum-A, SmithMWAWeddingMultiAlbum-A, SmithMWAPortraitAlbum-A, SmithMWAEventAlbum-A).
8.5. Save these files on a separate CD/DVD.
9. Online Registration – Album
9.1. To register for the Album Award, as part of the online entry process, you need to upload
a cover image jpeg of your album named as follows: surname, first name and state (e.g. SmithMWAWeddingSingleAlbum- A.jpg).
Commercial - Digital Monitor Judging Entry Conditions
Images will be judged in accordance with ISO viewing standards, using a monitor calibrated and profiled to 6500 Kelvin with a 2.2 gamma.
Digital image entries must be provided in the JPEG format with the Adobe RGB (1998) profile embedded, and sized as outlined below to fit within the 2520 x 1400 pixel viewing area. Your entry can be any proportion, however the entry must fit within this format.
The monitors will be rotated for portrait formatted images. This means your entry, whether landscape or portrait, can be up to 2520 pixels on the longest side, and up to 1400 pixels on the shortest side.
If your entry is in the landscape format, the width (longest side or horizontal measurement) of your image will measure 2520 pixels, as long as the height (vertical measurement) does not exceed 1400 pixels. If the height of your landscape image when it is 2520 pixels wide does exceed 1400 pixels, then you need to reduce the height to exactly 1400 pixels and so the width will be less than 2520 pixels.
If your entry is in the portrait format, the height (longest side or vertical measurement) of your image will measure 2520 pixels, as long as the width (horizontal measurement) does not exceed 1400 pixels. If the width of your portrait image when it is 2520 pixels high does exceed 1400 pixels, then you need to reduce the width to exactly 1400 pixels and so the height will be less than 2520 pixels.
In the case of a square image, both sides would be 1400 pixels in length.
We suggest you size and convert your image files to the required specifications, and then view your images critically on your own monitor to assess issues such as sharpening, colour gamut and banding. The file you provide will be how it is viewed by the judges.
Image Presentation Requirements - Please Read Carefully
Each year hundreds of images are prepared for entry in WAPPA.
Images are destined to becritically appraised by judges, extensively displayed and to be retained for archival purposes. They need to be light and compact for ease of
transportation and display; of a standard size and format for ease of handling and judging and be of materials which will not damage other entries. Furthermore, as images will be viewed by judges, peers and the public, both the content and the presentation must be of a professional standard.
With these requirements in mind, the following notes have been prepared. Please use these requirements when preparing your entry, or if you use professional mounting services pass this information on to them.
Entries not complying with these requirements may be disqualified at the discretion of the WAPPA Committee.
The Image Density
It is important that when you assess the images you are making for judging, they be viewed under lighting/screen conditions that match the APP Awards judging environment.
Viewing Conditions for Digital Files
All digital images will be viewed and judged on Eizo colour corrected monitors.
Lighting Specifications for Prints
The lighting system uses two sets of 40 watt colour tubes (5000°K, CRI 98) with each set of lights at 45° from the print. Light intensity is tested with a light meter set at 100 ISO from the centre of the print, pointing the incident meter towards the judge viewing position. The exposure reading should be 1/60 second at f2.8. The ambient room lighting should be one stop less, ie 1/30 second at f2.8.
Some professional laboratories set-up environments matching the awards system to make the best prints possible. You can do the same by following these guidelines.
The Fixing Methods for Prints on Mounts
All prints and mounts must be affixed permanently using methods and materials that are proven to provide long term adhesion. Please note that many spray adhesives, transfer adhesives and glues provide minimal or temporary fixing only and are designed for prints which will be held securely in place in a frame or album. Hinge mounting is not acceptable.
Acceptable Fixing Methods and Materials
Recommended fixatives are dry mount tissue, JAC paper double-sided adhesive and commercial heat/pressure mounting techniques usually only available through professional framers and professional laboratories.
Unacceptable Fixing Methods and Materials
If your photographs have been entered into other award judgings (e.g. National awards), all glue, velcro, sticky tapes, labels etc must be thoroughly removed before submitting to these awards so as to not damage other entrant’s work.
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