The deadline for submitting an honours portfolio is 31 January 2021


Please think about applying for your Honours, whether you have done so before or not. It is a great way to learn, and to improve your photography. If you missed out previously, do please try again. We aim to keep the standard high, so inevitably many of us will miss out first time around.

Please submit your sets to the Honours Board Secretary, with a completed application form (click here to download the form)
Send To: Diana Stewart
E-mail: honourssecretary@naturephotography.nz

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Payment: $80.00 to NPSNZ Bank Account: 38-9012-0153099-07
Reference: Honours
Code: Name

Please confirm payment by e-mail to Diana Stewart honourssecretary@naturephotography.nz


Nature: Natural Environment and Wildlife

Subject Matter: Can be any natural history subject, such as wildlife, plants and geology, but also includes landscapes, provided they are in the natural environment with minimal evidence of human activity.

Technique: The emphasis should be on accurate representation of the subject, so as to inform the viewer about the subject.

Nature: Creative

Subject Matter: As in Natural Environment and Wildlife.

Technique: The intention of this category is to show the photographer’s creative and artistic interpretation of nature. This category shows the use of creative techniques both in the camera and post production.

Nature: Impact of Humans on Nature (photojournalism)

Subject Matter: Sets of images must represent the influence of humans on nature or a natural process or activity.

Technique: This category is intended to promote photojournalism as it relates to human impact on natural subjects. Images and sets should tell a story that describes the impacts of humans on nature or natural processes. The inclusion of human elements is expected and a strong interaction with nature or a natural process must be demonstrated.

Links for more details:

Instructions for each Category:
Natural Environment 2018
Creative 2018
Photojournalism 2018

NPSNZ Rules and Bylaws 2019

Application Form:
NPSNZ Honours application form 2021

For more details please contact Diana Stewart honoursSecretary@naturephotography.nz