Qualifying and Seeding for 2017
The seeding and qualifying levels will remain the same for 2017. All members who currently hold an APPA Achievement of Associate, Master of Photography, Grand Master of Photography will be seeded entry into APPA. If you are unsure if you are seeded please check the 2017 seeds list here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not seeded, in order to enter APPA you will need to first enter your local State Epson Awards and “qualify” for entry into APPA.
To qualify all potential entrants (accredited, emerging and students) need to have two or more of your images achieve scores of 80 or higher in the state awards. All qualifying entrants will be formally notified by email after each state awards.
To encourage all seeded entrants to enter their local state awards, they will be rewarded with a 50% discount off their state awards entry fee.
If you are not seeded and have to qualify through your local state awards, all qualifiers will receive a 25% discount on your APPA 2017 entry.
WILDCARD ENTRIES INTO THE 2017 APPA
If you are not seeded, but believe you should be treated as though you were, tell us why and our Awards Team will consider your circumstances with the possibility of offering you a wildcard direct entry into APPA.
THE TYPE OF CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAY GIVE RISE TO A WILDCARD ENTRY ARE:
• Illness – Preventing you entering your state awards
• Financial Hardship – If your business is suffering financial hardship, you can discreetly let us know and apply for a wild card entry into APPA.
Please submit your wildcard request to email@example.com. All wildcard requests must be submitted in writing by the Thursday 28th July. No requests will be accepted after this date.
WHO CAN ENTER
The awards are open to all state based Professional, Emerging, Student photographers. Entrants can only enter one state awards per year and this must be the entrants state of residence or AIPP Chapter