Points received for winning print entries to the Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards can earn honours within the Institute. The number of points received for each print depends on the score:
|Certificate of Attainment||78 – 79||half point|
|Silver||80 – 84||1 point|
|Silver with distinction||85 – 89||1 point|
|Gold||90 – 94||2 points|
|Gold with distinction||95 – 100||2 points|
Accredited Full Members & Full Members AIPP can bank points towards further honours within the Institute. Once you accrue a certain number of points within a given period of time and have been a Full member of the AIPP for two years you can receive these honours. There are four types of honours you can achieve and they follow on from each other consecutively from Associate to Master of Photography through to Grand Master of Photography. You will be allowed to display the following Letters after your name and receive a ribbon to wear at future AIPP events and awards.
TIME FRAMES FOR EARNING POINTS TOWARDS HONOURS
If you do not achieve the required points for any given honour within the stipulated time period you will lose the earliest year of points.
For Four years from 2003 – 2006 you achieved only 4 points towards your Associate ship. In 2007, the points you earned from 2003 will be dropped from your tally towards Associate ship and the points between 2004 – 2007 will be tallied towards your Honour. Please see the above table for time period to achieve each honour.
LEFT OVER POINTS FROM HONOURS
If you achieve your Associate ship or Master of Photography within the given period and you still have points left over from the tally they will be used towards your next honour.
Within 4 years you were awarded 8 points towards your Associateship.
5 of these will be used towards your Associateship. The remaining 3 will be used in your tally towards Master of Photography.
RULE FOR USE OF HALF POINTS
It is also worth noting that you can only use 4 half points towards your Associateship. Any further half points received are not able to be used and half points are not applicable for Master and Grand Master of Photography.
CORRECT TERMINOLOGY FOR APPA & AIPP HONOURS
AAIPP - Associate
M. Photog – Master of Photography
Gold bars (i.e. M. Photog IV) When written or spoken, Gold Bars should always be used in conjunction with the Master of Photography status and with the number of Gold Bars earned. i.e. M. Photog IV = Master of Photography with 4 gold bars.
Terms such as double, triple (etc) Master cannot be used.
G.M. Photog – Grand Master of Photography
Hon. LM – Honorary Life Member
Hon. FAIPP – Honorary Fellow
FAIPP - Fellow
Aside from honours gained from points earned at APPA, the AIPP also awards Honours to photographers or industry representatives as they see fit. These honours are: Fellow (FAIPP), Honourary Fellow (Hon. FAIPP) and Honorary Life Member (Hon. LM). For more information on these Honours, please click here. Please see ribbon configurations in the table below.
AAIPP – Associate 5 merit points within 4 consecutive years
Can use up to four half points (scores of 78 or 79) towards a total of 5 merit points.
Must have been a Full Member of AIPP for not less than two years
M.Photog – Master of Photography 10 full merit points within five consecutive years
Points calculated in addition to the previous five obtained for Associate
Must have been an Associate of the Institute for no less than one year. Half points cannot be used.
M.Photog & Gold Bar10 full merit points within 5 consecutive years per gold bar (same as M.Photog).
Available once you have obtained Master of Photography status. Again half points cannot be used.
G.M. Photog – Grand Master of PhotographyA minimum of 5 M.Photog Gold Bars, an accumulation of at least 65 merit points over a career.
Within the 65 merit points there must be 5 Gold awards and 10 Silver with Distinction awards.
Half points cannot be used, except towards initial Associateship. No time limit.