Once again, 2016 will see the IPF produce the latest version of its now well-established DVD, “Images of Distinction”. Heading into Volume 3, we are proud to look back at the wonderful images that made up Volumes 1 and 2. These images have showcased the quality and variety of photography throughout the IPF.
To be included in the DVD, you must be a currently paid up distinction holder. You can now renew online via our website each year.
We look forward to welcoming images from last years record numbers of new distinction holders and to welcome new images from existing distinction holders.
Email invitations have been sent out to our distinction holders. Please send us one of your very best images for inclusion on the new disc. Images should be in jpg format, quality 10 and sized to 2400 pixels on the longest edge. To participate, you must have submitted your annual fee which is due on January 1st each year.
Volume 3 will be launched on May 14th at the Mullingar Distinctions Session and we look forward to presenting all participants in the project & paid up distinction holders with a complimentary copy of the DVD at the Launch, or shortly after.
Deadline for submission to this project is March 25th 2016.
Don’t miss out! If you need to update your contact details – please get in touch via our website!
As distinction holders and applicants are probably aware, demand for Associate and Licentiate assessments continues to be at an all-time high. We have had to close off applications for the 14th May session as we not only have full quotas of Associate and Licentiate applications but also more additional applications than are likely to receive cancellation places. This is in spite of the additional session that took place in Portlaoise on 5th March.
Anyone who has already completed an application form for May is assured of a place in the September session. Bookings for September and November sessions will go online at noon on Tuesday March 15th.
While up to now there has been no set quota for Fellowship applications, the number of applications already received for May is such that this session is also closed off for any further Fellowship applications. We know that this will be disappointing for anyone who intends to apply in May, but hope that it will be appreciated that the quality of assessment is paramount and some limit must be put on the number of panels assessed in any one session. This is especially true of Fellowship panels.
The September session will be held in Dublin on September 24th at The George Moore Auditorium, UCD.
In November, on the 19th, we return to the Institute of Technology in Thurles and their great hospitality.
Bookings for September and November sessions will go online by noon on Tuesday March 15th.
New Distinction Application Fee Structure
Due to a number of factors, it has become necessary (and perhaps overdue!) to re-evaluate the application fees for each level of distinction. With effect for all new applications from March 1st onwards, the following is the fee structure for IPF distinction applications.
For members of IPF affiliated clubs:
- Licentiateship – €60
- Associateship – €80
- Fellowship – €100
For those who are not members of IPF affiliated clubs:
- Licentiateship – €80
- Associateship – €100
- Fellowship – €120
Please note that the new fee structure applies to new applications only. Where applications are already in place and/or on a waiting list for the May, September or November sessions, the fees already paid will remain at the previous levels and no additional amounts will be payable.
Please note that annual fees for distinction holders are due from January 1st each year. These may be paid now over on our website. Lifetime distinction fee option is also available at the fantastic rate of only €400.