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as of 1st January 2019

Exhibition applications will be ACCEPTED at ANYTIME.

APS Honours Information

APS Application Information

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The following Honours can be applied for through the APS exhibition system.
The terms used are explained later in this information section. The requirements listed below are an overview only - for full details refer to document AEA1. pdf Exhibition Honours System (208 KB)

 

LICENTIATESHIP (LAPS) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. must be an APS Member, with a joining date prior to submitting the application for LAPS.
  2. have obtained 50 Acceptances that meet the following condition:
    (i) there must be at least 10 Acceptances (Note: 5 Acceptances from 1st Jan 2020 - i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) from APS approved National or International Exhibitions.

No awards are required.

 

ASSOCIATESHIP (AAPS) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. must be an APS Member, with a joining date prior to submitting the application for AAPS.
  2. have obtained 100 Acceptances (which can include Acceptances gained for LAPS) that meet the following conditions:
    (i) at least 20 Acceptances (Note: 10 Acceptances from 1st Jan 2020 - i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) from APS approved National or International Exhibitions, and
    (ii) 5 different titles which have received at least one award (as defined above).
    No more than 2 Awards are claimable from any one country other than Australia which is unlimited.

The applicant may start the journey at this level

 

FELLOWSHIP (FAPS) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. have been an APS Member for at least one year immediately prior to applying for FAPS;
  2. have obtained 200 Acceptances in International exhibitions (which can include Acceptances gained for LAPS or AAPS in International Exhibitions) that meet the following conditions:
    (i) at least 10 Acceptances (Note: 20 Acceptances from 1st Jan 2020 - i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) from APS approved Australian International Exhibitions.
    (ii) 10 different titles which have received at least one award (as defined above) from 5 different countries in International Exhibitions

The applicant may start the journey at this level

 

MASTER (MAPS) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. have been an APS Member for at least one year immediately prior to applying for MAPS;
  2. hold FAPS.
  3. have obtained at least 300 new acceptances from International Exhibitions (with titles that have not previously been used for LAPS, AAPS, or FAPS however, acceptances received prior to 1/1/2017 do not require new titles) that meet the following conditions:
    (i) Minimum of 15 Acceptances (Note: 30 Acceptances from 1st Jan 2020 - i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) to be gained from APS approved Australian International Exhibitions;
    (ii) 20 different titles which have received at least one award (as defined above) from 8 different countries in International Exhibitions.

 

GRAND MASTER (GMAPS) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. have been an APS Member for at least one year immediately prior to applying for GMAPS.
  2. hold MAPS.
  3. have obtained at least 300 new acceptances from International Exhibitions (with titles that have not previously been used for LAPS, AAPS, FAPS or MAPS however, acceptances received prior to 1/1/2017 do not require new titles) that meet the following conditions:
    (i) Minimum of 15 Acceptances (Note: 30 Acceptances from 1st Jan 2020 - i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) to be gained from APS approved Australian International Exhibitions;
    (ii) 30 different titles which have received at least one award (as defined above) from 9 different countries in International Exhibitions.

 

APS EXHIBITORS MEDAL (APSEM) 
Requirements - The applicant must:

  1. have been an APS Member for at least one year immediately prior to applying for APSEM.
  2. hold GMAPS.
  3. have obtained at least 600 acceptances from International Exhibitions (with titles that have not previously been used for LAPS, AAPS, FAPS, MAPS or GMAPS) that meet the following conditions:
    (i) at least 100 different titles. Note: from 1 January 2020 all titles must be gained from international exhibitions.
    (ii) at least 75 acceptances from Australian National or International exhibitions approved by APS.
    Note: from 1st Jan 2020 to read: at least 60 Acceptances (– i.e. 10% of the total number of acceptances required) to be gained from APS approved Australian International exhibitions.
    (iii) at least 30 different titles which have won an award.  These awards must have been gained from at least 10 different countries. Note: from 1 January 2020 all awards must be gained from international exhibitions.


The following can be applied for through the APS Panel System.
All submissions via the Panel System must be projected images. Audio-Visual presentations are also accepted.

LAPSLicentiate of APS

Submit 10-12 Prints or Images on CD, 10 of which should be of National Standard.
Pre-requisites - Must be a member of APS with a joining date prior to the closing date for applications (31 March).

AAPSAssociate of APS

Submit 20-25 Prints or Images on CD, of which 20 should be of National Standard.
Pre-requisites - Must be a member of APS with a joining date prior to the closing date for applications (31 March).

FAPSFellow of APS

Submit 40-45 Prints or Images on CD, of which 40 should be of International Standard.
Pre-requisite – Must be a current member of APS and held AAPS at the closing date of applications.

MAPSMaster of APS

MAPS Honours can also be applied for via submission of two panels of images.
Submission must be packed for postal travel between panel members.
re-requisites - Must hold FAPS and be a currrent member of APS at the closing date for applications.

AV Honours

Applicants interested in applying for the above distinctions in AV should contact the Chairman of the Honours Subcommittee.

Other Honours and Awards

Baisc descriptions have been given elsewhere and comprehensive details are available from the HSC Chairman.
Here is the list:

  • FIAP
  • AFIAP
  • AFIAP-AV
  • EFIAP
  • EFIAP-AV
  • EFIAP/b  /s  /g  /p
  • MFIAP
  • MFIAP-AV
  • ESFIAP
  • HonEFIAP
  • APS Service
  • Certificate of Service
  • SAPS
  • SSAPS
  • ESAPS
  • HonFAPS

APS Awards

  • AP-R Medal
  • Les Newcombe Award
  • Commonwealth Medal

APS Group Awards

  • Nature Medallion
  • AV Medallion
  • John Low Medallion
  • Digital Group Award
  • Contemporary Group Award
  • Print Group Award


APS Application Documents for Skills Honours may be downloaded from this website. Applications for other honours and awards may be obtained by contacting the Chairman of the Honours Sub-Committee email Alfred Zommers.