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Congratulations to our latest Honours recipients, your hard work has paid off and you can now use your honours after your name as recognition of a worthy achievement.

I know that some of you will be disappointed that you did not succeed and blame the judges, the system, whoever or whatever, but take a moment to look at your panel and look beyond the obvious. Technique is important but so too is the art and a good image is one where the art and the craft both work together to create a meaningful image.

Digital entries are projected and viewed on a large screen so the impact can be very different to how you view them on your monitor at home. If you are entering prints it is a whole different ball game as printing itself is an art which you do need to master.

One point that is often raised is – how can I do well on a salon, even winning awards, and yet the same image might not even get a credit in an Honours panel? With the vast numbers of entries in salons images with impact often do well, whether it is impact because of colour, subject matter or mood doesn’t matter, there is that something extra that makes the judges score high. In the case of an honours panel the judges spend the whole weekend judging and each panel is looked at carefully, not to find fault, but to make sure that the art and craft are working well together.

The required standard does increase from the LPSSA, through the APSSA and up to the FPSSA although some of the LPSSA panels certainly have images of a high standard. Even if you do think your work is of a higher standard than that of an LPSSA, we do recommend that you start with the LPSSA. We also recommend that you only apply with one application at a time and that you do not rush into applying for a higher honour too soon. There is no hurry – what is the rush?

Because of the restrictions of Covid we only had 8 judges, a smaller panel than usual. We welcomed two first time judges Kim Stevens from the Western Cape and Ciska Venter from KZN so we did have a well-balanced panel. A very big thank you to our judges Martin Barber, Johan Brits, Dirk Heyns, Francois Roux, Jill Sneesby, Kim Stevens, Ciska Venter and Peter Venter and also to Jannie de Beer for all the computer work.

If any of you are eligible for a (Vers) award please do let me know so that we can add you to the Honours list. In order to achieve a (Vers) award you need to have three Honours at the same level and if they are in the same medium then they have to be in different categories. Proof sheets of all three panels have to be sent to me.

Closing date for the next round is 1 July, but don’t leave it till the last moment, start work now and give yourself plenty of time.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hon MPSSA, FPSSA(Dux), MFIAP
Honours Chair

CONGRATULATIONS!
Just click on the name on the green links below to view the panels of images.  Vers, DPSSA, EPSSA and MPSSA do not have panels to be viewed.

Zenobia Geldenhuys

LPSSA Mono

George Camera Club

Garden Route

Riaan de Bruyn

LPSSA Colour

Centurion Camera Club

Northern Gauteng

Carina de Klerk

LPSSA Colour

Hermanus Photographic Society

Western Cape

Andre de Koker

LPSSA Colour

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub

Western Cape

Elizma Fourie

LPSSA Colour

Hermanus Photographic Society

Western Cape

Lucy Gemmill

LPSSA Colour

Sandton Photographic Society

Central Gauteng

Christo Giliomee

LPSSA Colour

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub

Western Cape

Crighton Klassen

LPSSA Colour

Cape Town Photographic Society

Western Cape

Ineke Kleingeld

LPSSA Colour

Independant

Nigel

Johann Kruger

LPSSA Colour

Kroonstad Fotoklub

Central Photographic Societies

Glynnis Labuschagne

LPSSA Colour

Midlens Fotoklub

North East Provinces

Arlene Mullins

LPSSA Colour

On the Rocks Camera Club

Kwazulu-Natal

Mark Preston-Whyte

LPSSA Colour

Amber Camera Club

Kwazulu-Natal

Quintis Richter

LPSSA Colour

Musina

North East Provinces

Erik Seket

LPSSA Colour

Tygerberg Photographic Society

Western Cape

Etienne Stassen

LPSSA Colour

Port Elizabeth Camera Club

Eastern Cape

Christa Strauss

LPSSA Colour

Ermelo Foto Klub

North East Provinces

Adriaan Theron

LPSSA Colour

Magalies Foto Fun Club

Northern Gauteng

Linza van Aswegan

LPSSA Colour

Vereeniging Photographic Society

Southern Gauteng

Heepko van Kaam

LPSSA Colour

Krugersdorp Camera Club

Central Gauteng

Japie van Zyl

LPSSA Colour

AFO Photography Club

Northern Gauteng

Carol Visser

LPSSA Colour

Independant

Lincolnshire

Mariana Visser

LPSSA Colour

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub

Western Cape

Kobus Yssel

LPSSA Colour

Southern Suburbs Camera Club

Southern Gauteng

Neels Jackson

APSSA Mono

AFO Photography Club

Northern Gauteng

Phil Sturgess

APSSA Mono

Hermanus Photographic Society

Western Cape

Ursula Baumann

APSSA Colour

Vereeniging Photographic Society

Southern Gauteng

Eric Bosman

APSSA Colour

Kriel Foto Club

North East Provinces

Hannes Claassens

APSSA Colour

Midlens Fotoklub

North East Provinces

Leon Jacobs

APSSA Colour

Vereeniging Photographic Society

Southern Gauteng

Lynne Kruger-Haye

APSSA Colour

Tygerberg Photographic Society

Western Cape

Frans Lombard

APSSA Colour

Independant

Monumentpark

Heather Meintjes

APSSA Colour

Uitenhage Camera Club 

Eastern Cape

Herman Olivier

APSSA Colour

Swartland Fotografieklub

Western Cape

Alta Oosthuizen

APSSA Colour

Pretoria Photographic Society

Northern Gauteng

Johan Orton

APSSA Colour

AFO Photography Club

Northern Gauteng

Dante Parisi

APSSA Colour

Fish Hoek Photographic  Society

Western Cape

Karyn Parisi

APSSA Colour

Fish Hoek Photographic  Society

Western Cape

Malcolm Sutton

APSSA Colour

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society

Kwazulu-Natal

Nellie Tromp

APSSA Colour

Midlens Fotoklub

North East Provinces

Riaan Swanepoel

APSSA - 3 x LPSSA

Nelspruit Photographic Society

North East Provinces

Annemarie du Plessis

FPSSA Mono

Southern Suburbs Camera Club

Southern Gauteng

Niel Lombaard

FPSSA Mono

Bloemfontein Kameraklub

Central Photographic Societies

Kathy Kay

FPSSA Colour

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society

Kwazulu-Natal

Juan Venter

FPSSA Colour

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub

Western Cape

Martin Barber

MPSSA

Southern Suburbs Camera Club

Southern Gauteng

 

MORE HONOURS ACHIEVEMENTS - CONGRATULATIONS TOO!

Alta Oosthuizen APSSA (Vers)


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