3  Awards

Trophies and awards will be presented at the end of the season for Tier 1 and Tier 2.

3.1 Cumulative Competitions

3.1.a Photographer of the Year (Prints)

A trophy will be awarded to the author who gains the highest cumulative number of points from their scores across the season. (This is not necessarily the same as their eight highest scores.)

If there is a tie, the winner will be the author with the highest number of prints placed 1st. If there is still a tie, the winner will be the author with the highest number of prints placed 2nd and so on.

Certificates will be awarded to the authors who gain the three highest scores across the season. (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

3.1.b Photographer of the Year (DPIs)

A trophy will be awarded to the author who gains the highest cumulative number of points from their scores across the season. (This is not necessarily the same as their eight highest scores.)

If there is a tie, the winner will be the author with the highest number of DPIs placed 1st. If there is still a tie, the winner will be the author with the highest number of DPIs placed 2nd and so on.

Certificates will be awarded to the authors who gain the three highest scores across the season. (1st, 2nd & 3rd)

3.2 Annual Print Competitions

3.2.a Print of the Year

A trophy and certificate will be awarded to the author of the better print selected from the two winning prints of the Annual Colour and Annual Monochrome print competitions.

3.2.b Colour and Monochrome Print of the Year

Certificates will be awarded to the authors of the best colour and best monochrome print from the Colour and Monochrome Print Competitions.

3.2.c Class Winners of the Colour and Monochrome Print Competitions

Certificates will be awarded to the authors of the placed images (1st, 2nd & 3rd) for each of the classes in the Annual Colour and Annual Monochrome print competitions.

3.3 Annual DPI Competitions

3.3.a DPI of the Year

A trophy and certificate will be awarded to the author of the better DPI selected from the two winning DPIs of the Annual Colour and Annual Monochrome DPI competitions.

3.3.b Colour and Monochrome DPI of the Year

Certificates will be awarded to the authors of the best colour and monochrome DPI from the Colour and Monochrome DPI Competitions.

3.3.c Class Winners of the Colour and Monochrome DPI Competitions

Certificates will be awarded to the authors of the placed DPIs (1st, 2nd & 3rd) for each of the classes in the Annual Colour and Annual Monochrome DPI competitions.

3.4 Dave Alden Landscape Shield

The Dave Alden Landscape Shield and a certificate will be awarded for the best landscape image (Print or DPI) from the two annual competitions.

The four winning images will be displayed on the society’s web site and members will vote for their preferred image by email. The Shield will be awarded to the image with the highest number of votes. The Club Chairman will not take part in this vote. If there is a tie, the Club Chairman will cast the deciding vote.

3.5 Progress Shield

The Progress Shield will be awarded to the member who, in the opinion of the Club Committee, has achieved the most progress over the last 12 months.

The Progress Shield will not necessarily be awarded every year.