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The PSNZ Honours Board comprises six voting members, appointed by Council to make recommendations on the granting of Honours for photographic achievement and Awards for service.

Pauline Smith

Successful Licentiateship Set

The current PSNZ Honours Board is:

  • Bruce Burgess FPSNZ (Chairman)
  • Tracey Scott FPSNZ, AFIAP, FNZIPP
  • Bevan Tulett FPSNZ
  • Bruce Girdwood FPSNZ
  • Bob McCree FPSNZ 
  • Meg Lipscombe FPSNZ
  • Heather Harley APSNZ (Secretary)

A PSNZ Honours recognises different levels of photographic achievement and gives members worthwhile goals.  They are one of the main benefits the Society offers.

Once granted, photographic Honours allow successful applicants to use the Society’s letters after their name (e.g. LPSNZ, APSNZ, FPSNZ) as long as they continue to be members of the Society, or in the case of LPSNZ, a club affiliated to the Society).

The Honours Board meets to consider applications for Honours once a year.

Members are appointed to the Honours Board for three-year terms and have the option of offering themselves for re-appointment at the end of their term. While conscious of the need to inject fresh thinking from time to time, the Society purposely maintains a high degree of stability in the membership of the Honours Board to try to ensure that a consistent threshold of approval is maintained.

It is important to appreciate that the threshold of approval is very much in mind of the Board and success rates can vary from year to year.  To compare successful portfolios at different levels can also be misleading because submissions may exceed the minimum requirements to varying degrees.  This should not be interpreted as the Board being inconsistent.

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