Grading Rules

Mallow Camera Club
Competition Guidelines 2016

Grading of Members for Competition

Grade 1

  • This grade is the entry grade for inexperienced members.
  • Members may compete in this level for 2 years before moving into the next level of competition.

However:

  • If a member of this grade wins a medal at SACC or IPF level they will move to Grade 2.
  • If a member wins the grade 1 competition at the club photographer of the year competition they will move into Grade 2.
  • If a member gains a LIPF distinction they will move into Grade 2
  • If a member receives 5 or more acceptances or an award in international salons they will move to Grade 2.

Grade 2

  • This grade is for members who have been in Grade 1 for 2 years. or
  • Have obtained an LIPF distinction, or,
  • Have a medal at SACC or IPF level, or,
  • Have won more than 5 acceptances or an award at international salons.

However:

  • If a member of this grade receives more than one medal at IPF level they must move to Grade 3
  • If a member receives an AIPF distinction they must move to Grade 3
  • If a member receives 10 or more acceptances or 2 awards at International salon level they must move to Grade 3.
  • If a member wins this grade at the club photographer of the year competition they must move to grade 3.
  • If the committee decides the member is of the standard of an advanced photographer they must move to grade 3.

Grade 3

  • This is the highest level of the club photography grades.
  • This grade is for members who have an AIPF distinction or higher.
  • Members who have more than 10 acceptances, or two awards at International salons.
  • Members who have won Grade 2 at the clubs photographer of the year competition.
  • Members whose work the committee rates as advanced photography.