How to apply for Honours

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Closing dates for Honours applications

Twice per annum on 25 January and 1 July

Results will be advised approximately two months after the closing date 

The Honours Division controls the awards made to members in recognition of a high standard of photographic ability and/or service to PSSA and to photography in general.

Application is only open to full members of the Society. Anyone interested in applying for Honours may join at the same time as applying. Proof of status of current membership must be included with your application.

After successfully applying for your Honours you may list the relevant Honour after your name as long as you remain a fully paid up member of PSSA.  All successful applicants may apply for an Honours e-badge which can be used on personal websites, letterheads, accreditation applications etc. as long as you remain a full member of PSSA. Application must be made to

If you continue and achieve higher honours you only list the highest honour after your name, excluding Hon, (Dux) and (Vers) awards. The letters are listed without punctuation or parentheses. Refer – Honours Listing.

For the rules & regulations and all other aspects of honours and how to apply, click on the item below to download the information.  As these items are periodically updated it is important that you download the latest version to make sure that you have the current requirements.

Rules and Regulations – Honours – February 2023

LPSSA APSSA FPSSA – Honours – February 2023



(Vers) & (Dux) – Versatility Awards

Service Honours

Judging and the Credit System

Judging Audio Visual

FPSSA Judging

Advice to Applicants

How to Apply – Prints and Digital

13. How to Apply – Audio Visual – Honours – April 2023

Audio Visual Entry Form

How to Apply – Applied – Honours

Applied – Honours Entry Form

Honours Listing – how to list your Honours after your name


A set of Honours videos aimed at making the Honours process more easily understood are available on


Honours Committee

Chair – Jill Sneesby Hon MPSSA, MPSSA, FPSSA(Dux), MFIAP, ESFIAP, FPSA


Charmaine Joubert FPSSA, DPSSA, EFIAP

Koot Marais MPSSA, FPSSA, EPSSA(Mille), APSSA(Vers)

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