NZIPP IRIS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
The 2018 Iris Professional Photography Awards are organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and supported by major sponsor NIKON. These annual awards, open to all New Zealand and International professional photographers, have been running for 35 years. The Awards celebrate the innovation and excellence of professional photography today, providing a platform for recognition within the wider photographic community and with the general public.
The NZ Iris Awards support NZIPP’s commitment towards raising the profile and standard of professional photography throughout New Zealand. It offers photographers the opportunity to challenge their creative boundaries. It showcases their artistic eye, desire to excel and surpass themselves against their peers with imagery using traditional and digital methods. You will see the very best of NZ’s photographic talent. The Awards, together with a conference, industry trade show and the public “Exposure” event (created for photographers of all levels), form the annual NZIPP INFOCUS event.
Entries in the Iris Awards are judged in an open (public) forum over a three-day period by panels of the respected national and international judges. The best images are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. The judging process is an educational, informative and inspirational event with all entrants, professional photographers and the general public are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
With strong sponsorship support and media interest, the NZ Iris Professional Photography Awards are an excellent opportunity for professional photographers to engage in professional development through challenging and growing their photographic expertise. Success through the Awards also offers opportunity to promote this as part of their business marketing.
The Premier Awards, including the announcement of the coveted New Zealand Professional Photographer of the Year 2018, will be announced at a formal, gala, black-tie dinner on Monday 9 July 2018, Wellington.
The NZIPP Honours Team wishes you all the best for another exciting and successful year at the 2018 NZ Iris Professional Photography Awards!
UPDATE FROM HONOURS
The new NZIPP Honours Distinction System will NOT take effect until 2019. Merit point values and distinctions will be awarded based on the CURRENT system.
We have updated the Call for Entries Doc, please redownload if you have downloaded previously.
Turn to pages 35-38 for the updates.
2018 Online Registration And Entry Dates
Online Entry Registrations Open:
4:00 pm (NZST), Wednesday 23 May 2018
Online Entry Registrations Close:
4:00 pm (NZST), Wednesday 20 June 2018
Physical Prints & Book Entries must be receive by:
4:00 pm (NZST), Monday 2 July 2018
Absolutely NO late entries will be accepted!
The spirit of these awards is to present judges with up to ten (10) visually different images, encouraging and awarding entries based on originality of thought, innovation, creativity and technical excellence.
No two images entered are to contain the same subject. An entrant must demonstrate a professional ethic towards presenting images photographed on different occasions and different subject matter; the purpose of the Awards being to assess and recognise visually different images entered by one entrant.
All content and images must be 100% photographic, from original exposures made within 24 months of the Online Entry Registration closing date, and created by the entrant (photographer). This includes all composite elements of an image, including backgrounds, skies, text, overlays and textures.
Come view the judging / Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington.
Thursday 5 July to Saturday 7 July 2018
JUDGING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
A judging schedule will be released & publicised approximately one week after the close of online registrations.
Entrants and non-entrants are welcome and encouraged to attend the judging sessions on Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July 2018
Who can enter the NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards?
Who is considered a professional photographer?
How many entries can I submit?
What are the categories?
Family Category – new category
Portrait In Camera Artistry Category
Portrait Open Category
Wedding In Camera Artistry Category
Wedding Open Category
How do I submit my prints?
- Login to the NZIPP website and register your entries online using the provided link.
- Print and mount your images, package and send in time for them to arrive at the specified address by 4pm, Monday 12 June 2017.If this is your first time entering the Iris Awards you will need to start by creating an entrant profile on the NZIPP website. This includes providing entrant details and uploading a head and shoulder publicity shot of yourself. Once registered you will receive an Entrant ID number that enables you to login and register your Iris awards entries. For more details, refer to the ‘Online Registration Process’document.
Can I enter digital photographs into the competition?
Why are my digital files not uploading correctly?
- 4cm on longest side (3000 pixels on the longest side)
- RGB colour mode
- Adobe RGB (1998)
- JPEG, Baseline 8 (Standard)
What size does my print need to be?
Is there a time limit that images need to have been taken within?
Book Category: Must have been published / self-published, or the design completed, within 24 months prior to: 4:00 pm (NZST), Wednesday, 6 June 2018. ● There is NO restriction on when the photographic content within the publication was produced, ie. photographs / images may be older than 24 months.
Can I enter a series of images?
Can I enter the same image twice?
Can I enter more than one image of the same subject?
Can I enter a photograph that has previously won an award in another competition?
Where do I send my prints?
Do I need a print case to send my entries in?
Why does the matt/mount board need to be 40cm x 50cm and no more than 7mm thick?
Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?
Can I win any prizes?
What is the Iris Awards Entry section of the Member Profile?
What currency are the fees displayed in?
What do my entry fees and handling fees cover?
Where will my images be used/shown?
- Iris Awards Gallery, held during the print judging event
- NZIPP Iris Awards online gallery
- Iris Awards Touring Print exhibition
- Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards book
Award sponsors also receive the rights to use award winning images for their own promotion / marketing. These are all great opportunities to gain exposure for your work and build your public profile.