Rules Changes for 2019

CHANGES FOR THE 2019 AWARDS

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This year when you enter your AIPP Epson State Awards and APPA, you will be required to submit a USB thumb drive containing the original capture files of all photographic components of an image as proof of compliance with the rules, and terms and conditions of entry. These files should be RAW files, or JPEG/TIFF files created in-camera at the time of capture, which evidence all of the components within each submission. This USB should be included with your print case and securely labelled with your name and membership number.

Here is a snapshot of the main changes in the rules. However, entrants are still required to read the rules in full (available HERE.)

  • Commercial entries MUST be accompanied by a caption of up to 50 words to inform the judging panel of either the intended, possible or actual purpose of use and may include other details of the commission.
  • The Documentary Category will be judged in one section only.
  • The Family Category will be judged in two sections, Open and Single Capture.
  • The Illustrative Category will be judged in one section, removing the Analogue and Historic Process sub- section.
  • Analogue and Historic Process photos can be entered into ANY category so long as they adhere to the image presentation requirements outlined on page 24. That is, they must measure at least 26 cm on the longest side. APPA 2019 will see the new stand-alone Alternative Photographic Processes Award being introduced.
  • Illustrative Category entries may be accompanied by a caption of up to 50 words.
  • The Nature Category no longer has provision for specialised scientific techniques.
  • For the Nature Category, images containing man-made objects or depicting the interaction of wildlife with humans are prohibited and should be entered into another category.
  • The Newborn Category will be judged in two sections, Open and Single Capture.
  • The Pet/Animal Category will be judged in two sections, Open and Single Capture.
  • The definitions of ‘single capture’ and ‘immediate family’ have changed (see page 22).