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`Professional' or `Enthusiast'

Entrants to the Ilford Orloff Awards have the opportunity to enter as a `professional photographer' or as a `enthusiast photographer'.

Although these Awards are designed to cater for professional photographers, enthusiasts can still enter but will not be eligible to win the Ilford Professional Photographer of the Year award or the Success Legal Business of the Year award.

For the purposes of these Awards, a `professional photographer' is anyone who is eligible to become a member of Pro Photography WA (as detailed below).

Please note: To enter the Awards as a professional photographer, you do not need to apply for membership (although we'd love you to join).

You must be a current Member prior to entering the Orloff Awards to receive Member entry pricing. If you wish to join the Association, it could take up to 2 weeks for your application to be approved and may not be accepted prior to your entry to the Orloff Awards.


Pro Photography WA Membership Requirements

There are two parts to applying to be a Full Member of Pro Photography WA:

  1. A portfolio of 20 images.
  2. A selection of Business documents.


Part 1 - A portfolio of 20 images.

Can be submitted in two ways;

  • A portfolio of digital image files (JPEGs) which are uploaded to a drop box (such as Googledrive, Dropbox, Onedrive, etc) and you provide a link in your application.


  • Your website, provided the images available meet the criteria.

Part 2 - Business examples and evidence

A check list to the value of 50 points.

(Please note: Insurance, ABN, website, social media pages, etc. must all be related to the photographic/videographic business of the applicant):

Example / EvidencePoints Value
Public Liability insurance20
Active ABN20
Formal Qualification at Diploma level or higher20
If currently employed in a photographic/videographic business, an employment letter from your employer20
Current member of an overseas professional photography/videography association (e.g. NZIPP, BIPP, etc.)15
Previous AIPP Accredited Member20
Owner/operator of a photographic/videographic service or supplier business20
Previous recognised awards (max three)15 pts each
Active social media pages10
Working With Children Check10
Police clearance10
Client Reference (max three)10 pts each
Peer Reference (max three)10 pts each
Exhibited a collection of images at a Gallery, within last 10 years (max three)10 pts each

Total required = 50 points


Apply for Pro Photography WA Membership


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