Herewith the results of the January 2016 Honours judging session.
Honours Judging feedback
Congratulations to all our successful Honours applicants - your hard work has paid off.
To those of you who weren't successful take a careful look at your panel and see which images received credits and which did not, try to analyse why some worked and others didn't.
There are all sorts of factors which come into play in an honours application and these include presentation, technique both shooting and post processing, visual awareness and communication.
A good way to look at the panel is to look at the thumbnails - these help you to assess differences in tone and in exposure, variety in subject matter and interestingly enough bad post processing such as overdone vignetting is often very apparent in the thumbnail view.
It is also very important to understand that the standard does increase as you move upwards from the LPSSA, to the APSSA and then the FPSSA, it is not just a matter of more images. Many applicants are in too much of a hurry and apply before they are ready. If you took a number of times to achieve your LPSSA, don't immediately go on to the APSSA, your are unlikely to succeed unless your work has improved. The same is true when applying for the FPSSA.
There is nothing wrong with starting with an LPSSA, it is an honour to be awarded one and you would be better off submitting an LPSSA and gaining some credits than struggling with the APSSA. If your standard has not quite reached the next level why not apply for another honour at the same level and start working towards your Versatility award (Vers).
Thank you to our team of hard working judges and behind the scenes personnel, a lot of hard, intensive work goes into making sure the system runs efficiently and they all give of their time freely, thank you.
Below you can click on the authors' names (in green) to view their panels.
Once you see the panel, click on the first thumbnail and wait to watch the entire panel as a slideshow or click on each individual image and go at your own pace.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Dr Eric Thorburn APSSA for over 35 years of achievement in different aspects of Photojournalism. He also achieved his APSSA (Applied) in Photojournalism. These won't have images.
Adri van Oudheusden (AV)
Malie van der Vyver (Digital and 2 x 5 Diamond rating - Nature & Open)
The EPSSA (above) is an Honour awarded in recognition of salon acceptances, both national and international, therefore you won't see a panel of images either. Any member who achieves salon acceptances can start the climb towards the EPSSA - we all start with 1 Diamond Rating and progress upwards. The EPSSA is awarded for achieving 500 acceptances in digital or 96 acceptances in AV. Applicants in prints would have had to have achieved 160 acceptances. No image may count for more than 3 acceptances and no more than 50% of your acceptances may be achieved on overseas salons.
FPSSA Colour Prints
APSSA Colour HD
APSSA Mono HD
Anton la Grange
APSSA Digital Colour (Jan 2011)
APSSA Monochrome Open (Jan 2014)
APSSA Monochrome Photojournalism – Photo Travel – A day in the Ovahimba Kraal (Jan 2016)
LPSSA Audio Visual
LPSSA Colour HD