Competition entry levels

In the 2011-12 club year, we introduced a new 3-level system for In-club competition.  The objective was to provide an opportunity for all Members to compete with confidence by entering at a level best suited to their experience.  All members who competed in 2011-12 were assigned to one of 3 levels for the year.  At the end of the year, the top 3 members in levels 1 and 2 (by accumulated score) will move up to the next level.

All levels are open to all members. However, once a member has competed in level 2 or 3, they may not later compete at a lower level.  NOTE: levels do not apply to inter-club competitions.

Level 1
Members who are beginners to photography and/or camera club competitions start at Level 1.

Level 2
Level 2 is an intermediate level for photographers who might have some experience with competitions but haven’t won year-end trophies or awards; who may have competed elsewhere and/or might sell or show their work

Level 3
Level 3 members have competed extensively in GRIPS or elsewhere, may have won prizes, ribbons or awards, may be considered professional or semi-professional; possibly sell or exhibit their work; or have had photos published.

A member may compete at a higher level than the point system determines, but not a lower level.

If you are entering GRIPS competitions in 2016-17 and did not enter in 2015-16, please complete the form below. 

Competition Level Determination Form

  • Please read the questions and description carefully and answer all as they apply to your photographic experience.
  • After completing the checklist, and the verification below, click on Submit. You will notified when your request has been sent. Please DO NOT click on Submit more than once! Your request will be answered in a few days.