INTRODUCING THE 2022 JUDGING PANEL
Once entries close, category images will be available to five judges who give a score from 0-100 for each image. An average score is then given to the image.
Images that score 69 or below are not awarded.
A score of 70-79 receives the award of Highly Commended
A score of 80-84 receives the award of Silver
A score of 85-89 receives the award of Silver with Merit
A score of 90-94 receives the award of Gold
A score of 95-100 receives the award of Gold with Excellence.
Each of our 13 categories will name the top 20 finalists for each category, and one category winner.
The top 20 finalists for each category are decided based on the leaderboard of scores. The overall category winner will be the highest scoring entry in that category.
Should there be more than one entry at the highest score in that category, five judges will be selected to choose the top image.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
The People’s Choice Award will be decided based on the overall image in each category with the most votes as judged by the public through our Facebook page gallery.
After the close of entries, all images will be displayed on the awards platform for voting and entrants will be able to invite friends and clients to the page for public voting.
Should there be a tie on more than one top image in the number of votes, a panel of five judges will assess those images, and decide a winner.
GRAND CHAMPION AWARD
The Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion 2022 will be the photographer with the highest score of their top 3 entries from the awards.
Should more than one photographer sit at the top score, those images will be taken to a panel of five judges who will assess each image, and vote one winner that best represents “What the judges are looking for”: good camera and post-production technique; visual impact and/or storytelling and originality.
The top 20 finalists for each category will be announced on Monday 12th December 2022 at 12pm, NZST on our website, Facebook page and Facebook group.
The category award winners, top 20 finalist placements (from 1-20) in each category, People’s Choice winner, Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion, and individual award level announcement (Gold, Silver etc) will be made at 12pm NZST on Friday 16th December 2022 on our website, Facebook page, and in our Facebook group.
Good luck with your entries and we look forward to seeing your work.
Online Entries Open: Tuesday 1st November 2022 at 12pm NZST
Online Entries Close: Thursday 1st December 2022 at 12pm NZST
People's Choice Voting Opens: Monday 5th December 2022 at 12pm NZST
People's Choice Voting Closes: Sunday 11th December 2022 at 12pm NZST
Top 20 Category Finalists Announced: Monday 12th December 2022 at 12pm, NZST
All winners announced Friday 16th December 2022 at 12pm, NZST.