GRIPS holds in-club competitions for evaluation and eduction. These events provides members with feedback on their photography and helps to develop it.
Each year, GRIPS holds 3 rounds of in-club competitions. For each competitions O3C and CAPA trained or certified judges will be invited to score and comments on the images.
Competitions consist of 5 categories – Creative, Nature, Open, Theme and the President’s Challenge.
To provide encouragement, competitions are divided into three levels – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Members are promoted to the next level when they have met the promotion criteria for their level, by earning a set of number images achieving a minimum score. All new members join at the Novice level and work their way up. Members in the Advanced level earn star awards based on similar criteria.
At the end of each year we tally the scores to determine the winners.
Members who do not want to compete, but like to receive constructive feedback on their images, can submit their images for comments only.
For full details, see the competition manual.