Grading of members is done at the end of each year by the APS Executive Committee based on the following:
- Members moving from Novice to Advanced require to have submitted at least 10 images in the monthly APS competitions during the calendar year and have an average points score of 6 or more per image.
- Members moving from Advanced to Salon area required to have submitted at least 10 images in the monthly APS competitions during the calendar year and have an average points score of 7 or more per image.
- Exception can be made for those who appear to be in the wrong grade but may not have qualified by the above criteria. This is decided after careful discussion by the APS Executive Committee and a majority vote is required.
Points are awarded for images judged in the monthly competitions only and exclude EOY competition and the AV competition.
The awarding of points at the monthly APS Competitions is as follows:
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