Our monthly club competitions have three grade levels: Novice, B-Grade and A-Grade ,and are usually judged by an experienced Photographer from another club.
He or she will generally have been trained to the PSNZ standard and will give constructive comments and award the images accordingly:
Honours = 5 pts; Merit = 3 pts; Acceptance = 1 pt
To move from Novice to B-Grade you need to have gained 35 points over two years including 3 Honours and 5 Merits.
To move from B-Grade to A-Grade you need to have gained 45 points over one year including 3 Honours and 8 Merits.
Points are also awarded to members who have gained acceptances or higher in regional and national competitions.