Policies

Internet based video recording of photography judging at club competitions

The APJA provides a competition judging service to photography clubs on the basis that their commentaries align directly with the entries provided. The commentaries are encouraged to be carried out in person, by voice recording or by written summaries.

Video and Tape Recording

In regard to the video recording and/or broadcasting of a competition judging or presentation by speakers, these may be carried out for training or follow-up club meetings ONLY with the individual judge or presenter’s explicit permission being obtained at least one week in advance, providing the recordings are completely and securely contained under the club’s control. The club must provide assurance to the judge or presenter about this protection.

Internet Recording

Informal legal opinion indicates that any sort of internet-based vehicle platforms recording judge’s commentaries and speaker presentations are insecure, can be subject to manipulation and insensitivities can result. Copyright issues may also be of concern here.
Therefore, Internet based video recording of the judging of photography club competitions is banned when APJA judges and speakers are involved. 

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.