Honours Awarded in 2018

Gillian Clover: ANPSNZ 2018

Kath Varcoe: ANPSNZ 2018


Honours 2020 Are you thinking about putting in an honours set in February 2020? The deadline for submitting an honours portfolio is 16 February 2020.

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.

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Honours are awarded at 3 levels: Fellow (F), Associate (A), Licentiate (L)
Images may be submitted as either prints or digital projected images.
For an L the requirement is for 10 images, which should flow well, represent a range of subject matter and technique, and demonstrate a high level of photographic skill.
For an A the requirement is for 12 images demonstrating a higher level of a range of skills. The set should flow well, and represent a range of subject matter and technique.
For an F the requirement is for a set of 18 images of exceptional quality, showing originality and mastery of photographic skill and style. They should follow a distinct theme (e.g. a set of images of orchid flowers).

If you already have honours it is possible to submit a set at the same level but in a different category, in this case you will receive a certificate but not additional letters. Please talk to Katherine McCusker if you are considering this.


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 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.


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

Application Form:
NPSNZ Honours application form 2020

For more details please contact Katherine McCusker honoursSecretary@naturephotography.nz