The judging process

Entries are accepted from 1st June 2017 to 18th September 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST).

At this time the APA administration, together with members of the APA committee, will judge all images submitted. The highest scoring 75 entries from each category will be shortlisted and judged by the APA committee in the final round of judging.

The highest scoring image in each category will win the category prize. The top 20 highest scoring images in each category will be exhibited on our website with full credits to the photographer.

All judging will be viewed on calibrated Eizo screens. The screens will be calibrated using the following settings;

ISO 3664-2009 compliant calibration:
• White Point = 6500ºK
• Gamma = 2.2
• Brightness = 80cd/m^2
• Contrast Ratio = 200:1 (i.e. Black Point = 0.4cd/m^2)
• ISO 3664 compliant environment

Images will be judged using a three criteria judging system.

Each judge will score an image between 1 to 10 with the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Technicality

Finally, a score of 1 to 20 will be judged on:

  • Overall rating

This creates a maximum score of 40 points per judge.