Grading of Members

Grading of members is adjusted at the end of each year by the APS Executive Committee based on the following:

  • There are 10 competitions per year, and members can enter a total of 20 images (any combination of Digital or Print) in the set or open categories
  • Members moving from Novice to Advanced must have achieved an average of 8 points per image, based on their best 10 submitted images.
  • Members moving from Advanced to Salon must have achieved and average of 9 points per image, based on their best 12 submitted images

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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