Camera Club Merit Award System

cropped-cropped-TPF-Logo-taslogo.pngThe TPF Camera Club Merit Award System 

TPF CCMAS System Document

CCMAS Application Guidelines

Subject Rules and Definitions

(Amended to November 12, 2016)

The purpose of the Camera Club Merit Award System (CCMAS) is to encourage and reward competition activity at Camera Club level.  The Awards and Honours able to be gained are, in order, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and Licentiate, Associate, Fellow and Honorary Fellow Honours.  Qualification for their attainment is determined by a Points Scale which is detailed in this document.

A photographer who is a member of more than one club may aggregate points obtained at individual clubs but the same image may only be used once in TPF Biannual Interclub competitions.

Members and clubs need to keep accurate records of all entries, results and service to allow applications for TFP Awards and Honours to be verified.

Qualifications for the Awards is determined by the following points scales:

Competition Points Scale

Service Points Scale

BRONZE:

75 points are required and all must be obtained in club competitions.  A maximum of 60 points only may be claimed for entries.  The balance must come from placings.

SILVER:

300 points are required, of which a minimum of 150 points must come from club competitions.  Of these 150 points, a maximum of 100 points only may be claimed for entries in club competitions, so at least 50 points must come from placings in club competitions.  The remaining 150 points required can come from further points for placings in club competitions or any other competition listed in the Points Scale section of this document.  Service Points do not count for this award.

GOLD:

500 points are required, of which a minimum of 250 points must come from club competitions.  Of these 250 Points, a maximum of 150 points only may be claimed for entries in club competitions, so at least 100 points must come from placings in club competitions.  The remaining 250 points required can come from further placings in club competitions or any other competition listed in the Points Scale section of this document.  Service Points do not count for this award.

HONOURS

LICENTIATE:

1000 points are required, of which a minimum of 500 points must come from club competitions.  Of these 500 points, a maximum of 200 points only may be claimed for entries in club competitions, so at least 300 points must come from placings in club competitions.  The remaining 500 points required can come from further placings in club competitions or any other competition listed in the Points Scale section of this document.  Service Points do not count for this Honour.

ASSOCIATE:

The applicant must have gained the Licentiate Honour.  3000 points are required, 1000 of which may be Service Points.  At least 100 different prints or projected images shall have been entered in club competitions and a least 15 Acceptances shall have been received in National or International Exhibitions.

FELLOW:

The applicant must have gained the Associate Honour.  5000 points are required, 2000 of which may be Service Points.  At least 150 different prints or projected images shall have been entered in club competitions and a least 25 Acceptances shall have been received in National or International Exhibitions with at least 10 of these at International level.

HONORARY FELLOW:

This is awarded by decision of the Federation and is not dependant on points gained.  The Federation may confer this Honour on a member who has achieved the Fellow Honour and has continued to give outstanding service for at least a further five years.

NOTE: Photographers gaining Licentiate (LTPF), Associate (ATPF), Fellow (FTPF) and Honorary Fellow (Hon.FTPF) Honours are encouraged to use these post-nominal letters when they are an entrant or judge in any State of Tasmania competitions (e.g. TPF or show) or part of a Judging Selection Panel for any National exhibition.  The post-nominal letters should not be used when entering Interstate competitions and National or International Exhibitions.

Download the Application Form and Supporting Forms:

Application Form

Form A – Camera Club Competitions

Form B – TPF Competitions

Form C – Other Competitions

Form D – Other Items

Form E – Service Merit Points For Awards of Associate and Fellow Only