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4 Nations Competition 2019

Grey heron with frog by Craig Parker


Represent Australia  -   $6.00 per entrant 


All APS members are invited and encouraged to enter this competition.


The 4 Nations competition is conducted each year between the photographic societies of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. The hosting of the competition changes each year. This year the host country is the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.


The aim of this competition is to promote excellence in photography around the world.  The best 80 images from each society or association are submitted into four competition categories.

2018 Honourale Mention
Grey Heron with Frog by Craig Parker EFIAP/b APSEM MPSA (AUS)





4 Nations Award
To the Society that wins the competition, cumulative of the four categories.

4 Nations Gold Award
These are for individual Society members who had the highest scoring image in each category (One Gold Award for each category).

4 Nations Honourable Mention Certificates
For individual Society members who received Honourable Mentions (Up to three certificates for each category).

Awards are e-certificates. Images are collectively judged by three internationally recognised judges who do not reside in any of the noted countries. 4 Nations is a team competition therefore overall country/competition results will be published in each category however individual scores will not be published.

Images entered in the Monochrome and Nature sections must satisfy the FIAP definitions.

Our Country

For the purposes of this competition the definition applying to the ‘Our Country’ category is open to the members’ discretion except that if wild animals are included in the image they should not occupy more than 25% of the image area.

To assist you in seeking out the best image for this competition, we have included below some ideas:

- Cultural heritage
- Geographical uniqueness
- Historical events or locations
- Iconic landscape/city scape
- Uniqueness of Australian landscape

To submit an entry for this competition:

1. Prepare images to the following specifications:

a. Maximum resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (when viewed in correct orientation)
b. Maximum file size 2MB.
c. sRGB colour space.
d. JPEG file format.
e. File name in this format: Section_Society_Title_Your_Name.jpg (for example, NT_APS_Pelican_Mary Smith.jpg)
f. 4 Images overall per member may be submitted

2. Forward your entries to Pia Jessen

g. Send your images either by Dropbox, WeTransfer or Email to pia@piajessen.com
h. Entries must be received by 30th April, 2019. Include your name and telephone number in the email.

Results will be available by 23rd September, 2019.

Open - OP
Monochrome - MO
Nature - NT
Our Country – OC

Although you may submit several images for possible selection, only one image can be chosen from each member for the Australian entry of 80 images. The selection of images for the Australian entry will be made by a panel of qualified judges.

Please note that any image previously selected for any 4 Nations competition may not be entered again.

If one your images is selected, you will represent Australia under the umbrella of the Australian Photographic Society Inc.

Individual entrants must hold, and will retain, the copyright of their images. By entering this competition, the individual entrant agrees that images accepted as part of the APS entry may be used for publicity and promotion purposes of the 4 Nations Competition in publications and on websites of all four participating Societies.

Coordinator, APS 4 Nations


   4 Nations collage 2019
  2018 Gold Award - Open
  Little Miss by Sue Joy (AUS)
 2018 Honourable Mention
 The Protector by Cliffy Els (SA)
 2018 Honourable Mention
 Bewitching by Emily Morgan (NZ)