Your application for accreditation is most welcome.

The APJA encourages you to achieve the highest possible level which will also enhance the reputation of our association.
Use the webform application, linked below to request accreditation.
The website system will automatically acknowledge receipt of your application by sending you an email once application has been submitted.
The application will be reviewed by the Accreditation Sub-committee.
Subsequently the Honours Chairperson will advise you by email and if successful will also include a PDF certificate for the applied level.

Download accreditation criteria

 Use this link to apply for Level 1 – Novice – NAPJA  Accreditation

  • Have attended an ‘Introduction to Judging Seminar ( Level 1)
  • Have been a proven practicing photographer for at least three years
  • Have gained at least ten awards at club competition level
                                                or
    at least ten acceptances at National/International level
                                                or
    Submit a portfolio of five images to be assessed by the Accreditation Panel

Use this link to apply for Level 2 – Intern – IAPJA

  • Have attended an ‘Intern Training Seminar’ ( Level 2 )
  • Have successfully completed an Image Evaluation workshop on Critiquing and Assessing images at club level
  • Have judged club photography competitions for at least one year
  • Have been mentored during this year
  • Have judged at least 5 clubs
  • Have gained at least twenty awards at club competition level
                                                       or
    at least twenty acceptances at National/International Level
                                                      or
    have submitted a portfolio of ten images (to be assessed by the Accreditation Panel

Use this link to apply for Level 3 – Licentiate – LAPJA Accreditation

  • Have attended a ‘Licentiate Training Seminar’ ( Level 3)
  • Have been judging club photography competitions for at least two years
  • Have been mentored during this year
  • Have judged at least 15 club competitions
  • Have constructed and presented at least two different photography presentations at a photo club
  • Have shadow judged at least four times during the mentor program
  • Have read the APJA manual “Judging Photographs”
  • Have attended at least for photographic exhibitions you have attended(Gallery, Salon etc.). This does not include Club, National or International amateur exhibitions.
  • Have gained at least fifty awards at club competition level
                                                        or
    At least fifty acceptances at National/International Level or been awarded LAPS in the APS Honours system
                                                        or
    Have submitted a portfolio of twenty images (to be assessed by the Accreditation Panel)
  • Have attended an ‘Associate Training Seminar’ ( Level 4)
  • Have judged at least 30 photography club competitions
  • Have been judging club photography competitions over at least three years
  • Have constructed and presented at least five different photography presentations at photo  clubs
  • Have researched the work of at least 5 different internationally known photographers
  • Have judged at least two photography Interclub competitions
  • Have judged in at least two National photography competitions by APS (not a pre-requisite but looked upon favourably)
  • Have mentored at least two Intern judges (not a pre-requisite but looked upon favourably)

Use this link to apply for Level 5 – Fellow – FAPJA

  • Have attended a ‘Fellow Training Seminar’ Fellow  (Level 5)
  • Have judged at least 90 photography club competitions
  • Have researched the work of at least 15 different internationally known Photographers
  • Have judged at least 4 photography Interclub competitions
  • Have judged in at least 4 National photography competitions
  • Have mentored at least 4 Intern judges (not a pre-requisite but looked upon favourably)
  • Have attended at least 14 different photographic exhibitions (Gallery, Salon etc.). This does not include Club, National or International amateur exhibitions.
  • Have constructed and presented at least 15 different photography presentations at photo clubs
  • Have been judging club photography competitions over at least 7 years I have been judging club photography competitions over at least 7 years

Use this link to apply for Level 6 – Master – MAPJA

  • Have attended a ‘Master Training ” (Level 6)
  • Have judged at least 150 photography club competitions
  • Have been judging club photography competitions over at least 12 years
  • Have constructed and presented at least 20 different photography presentations at photo clubs
  • Have attended at least 24 different photographic exhibitions (Gallery, Salon etc.). This does not include Club, National or International amateur exhibitions.
  • Have researched the work of at least 30 different internationally known photographers
  • Have judged at least 10 photography Interclub competitions
  • Have judged in at least 8 National photography competitions recognised by APS (not a pre-requisite but looked upon favourably)
  • Have mentored at least 6 Intern judges (not a pre-requisite but looked upon favourably)
 

Level 6 Master

Level 6 training is not about image evaluation or image judging, it has in fact travelled full circle from Level 1 being all about the judge as a person and photographic judge, through the intermediate levels which included discussion on many of the genre in photography to level 6 where at this level you will hopefully learn more about some of the aspects behind art and photography. 

Level 6 is about you being able to teach and pass on your knowledge to others.  In Master training we hope to equip you with an understanding of what lies behind your judging.