Illustrative

THE 2020 AIPP EPSON STATE ILLUSTRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

THE WINNER RECEIVES A CERTIFICATE, TROPHY AND $250 CASH.

The Illustrative Category is for CREATIVE EDIT images (see page 13).


The Illustrative category aims to recognise photographs taken or produced to illustrate a subject or topic. The images may be conceptual or representative in nature. Examples include images taken to illustrate a magazine article, scientific publication, website or book cover, but may also be outtakes from assignments, stock photography or part of a personal project.


CATEGORY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general rules stipulated on pages 11-13:

  • Entries into this category may be commissioned or self-commissioned.
  • Captioning is OPTIONAL. A caption of up to 50 words may be provided to assist the judges in assessing your entry (see the captioning guidelines below). Entrants, for example, may wish to include a title and/or an explanation of the purpose, meaning or narrative relating to the image. Technical information may also be provided for images of a scientific or specialist nature.
  • Polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) are permitted.
  • In order to win The 2020 AIPP Epson State Illustrative Photographer of the Year, an entrant must have entered the maximum of four prints into the category.

IMAGE CAPTIONS

A caption should provide the basic information needed to understand a photograph and its context. It should primarily cover the Who-What-Where-When and sometimes Why (‘the five Ws’) of the picture’s content. Captions should consist of one or two short factual sentences covering the five Ws as succinctly as possible. Entrants are advised to go easy on the use of adjectives and adverbs as they can influence the way judges assess an image, and not always in a good way. There is no need to state what can clearly be seen, but if needed a sentence that provides pertinent context may be added to fully explain the image.