The Irish Photographic Federation awards distinctions on three levels – Licentiate, Associate and Fellow, in ascending order.
The Licentiate is the first of these levels and requires a panel of ten images to be presented. The panel may be general subject matter or in a specialist category and must demonstrate competence in key areas of camera skill as outlined in the Licentiateship Handbook.
Applicants put forward a panel of ten prints, which are assessed by a panel of experienced photographers. Successful applicants are entitled to use the letters LIPF after their name.
How to apply:
- Please download a copy of the ‘Handbook for IPF Licentiate Applicants’ below and read carefully. It is full of information about the licentiateship distinction including how it is assessed, how to prepare, what happens on the day etc.
- Fill out the online application form and submit your application
- If you are paying with Paypal, please do so when prompted by application form
- If you are paying by cheque, please mark form accordingly and post cheque to the address indicated in the confirmation email
The application fee is €60 for a member of an IPF Affiliated Club, and €80 for those who are not members of IPF Affiliated Clubs.
All applicants must complete the online form to apply for a distinction. This form is accessible via the Distinctions drop down menu and also through the link below. Effective immediately, paper application forms will no longer be accepted.
Please study all available documentation and following that, if you should you have any queries, you may contact Bob Morrison, IPF Distinctions Secretary, via our ‘Contact Page‘ and choosing ‘Distinctions’ as the area to direct your query.