The PSNZ Canon National exhibition is an annual salon held in conjunction with the PSNZ National Convention. It is open to persons residing in New Zealand and PSNZ members living overseas.
Images can be submitted in the following categories:
- Open Prints
- Open Projected Images
- Portrait Prints
- Portrait Projected Images
- Nature Prints
- Nature Projected Images
The club hosting the National Exhibition invites two panels of selectors to preside over the selection process which is conducted following a set of Rules and Guidelines as established by PSNZ. A number of trophies, medals and awards are given to the successful photographers to honour their work.
Selectors: Members of the selection panel are announced at the time of calling for submissions of images.
In 2018, The PSNZ Canon National Exhibition is being organised by the Dunedin Photographic Society in conjunction with the 66th PSNZ National Convention.
PSNZ acknowledges the long standing support of Canon New Zealand with sponsorship of both National Exhibition and the National Convention.
National Exhibition Awards
The following trophies may be awarded, with ONE award being made to any one print or projected image.
The Maadi Challenge Cup and Gold Medal for the best monochrome print.
The George Chance Trophy and Gold Medal for the best colour print.
The H.S. James Award and Gold Medal for the best landscape print.
The Shirley Peverill Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal for the best photojournalism print.
The Ronald D Woolf Youth Award and Silver Medal for the best print entered by a photographer under the age of 25 years at 1st January of the Exhibition year.
The William C. Davies Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal for the print best illustrating New Zealand Wildlife. The decisions shall be based on the scientific interest and value of the entries, as well as photographic skills displayed.
Portrait Prints Only:
The PSNZ Trophy and Gold Medal for the best portrait print.
Portrait Projected Images Only:
The PSNZ Trophy and Gold Medal for the best portrait projected image.
Projected Images Only:
The Robinson Cup and Gold Medal for the best colour projected image.
The Brian Brake Memorial Award and Gold Medal for the best photojournalism projected image.
The Eric Young Memorial Trophy and Gold Medal for the best landscape projected image.
The Arthur Bates Trophy and Gold Medal for the best monochrome projected image.
The Geoff Moon Nature Trophy and Gold Medal for the best projected image illustrating New Zealand Wildlife. The decisions shall be based on the scientific interest and value of the entries, as well as photographic skills displayed.
Prints and Projected Images
The Richard Ratcliff Marine Award, a Plaque and Gold Medal for the best maritime print or projected image.
The selectors may make the following awards in each section:
- Silver Medals – maximum of two
- Bronze Medals – maximum of three
- Honours Ribbons – maximum of five
The overriding requirement being that the total of the above awards and trophies is not more than 10 percent (10%) of the number accepted in each section, and not less than five percent (5%).
An acceptance card will be issued for each print and projected image accepted.