AIPP Silver Lining Awards Image Critiques

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AIPP Silver Lining Awards – Image Critique Dates are Set!

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Tuesday 12 May, 2020

When we recently announced the online AIPP Silver Lining Awards, we promised our membership a full awards program that included Image Critique sessions. These sessions have now been set and we are excited to share the dates with you so you can book in and secure your place as soon as possible.

What is an Image Critique?

An Image Critique session is a wonderful educational opportunity for our members. Prior to submitting your awards entries, you have the opportunity to submit TWO images per category to a panel of up to seven experienced AIPP judges. The Image Critiques are being run in category groupings over May and early June. During a session your images will be anonymously critiqued by this panel so you can listen in and hopefully garner some insights on what is working and what could be improved to produce a stronger awards entry. 

These sessions are invaluable as educational forums. Attending an online session also allows you to watch some of the best photographers in the country as they assess the images in front of them. You can take notes, enjoy a visual feast and learn a lot more about what it takes to produce a superior-quality image.

No scores are given during an Image Critique and participants should note that all feedback is the individual opinion of the panellist speaking at the time. During judging of the Silver Lining Awards, the judges may or may not agree with the Image Critique assessment.

When are the Image Critiques?

Get out your calendars and book in the sessions that work for you. Each Image Critique session will run online via Zoom from 6.30 – 8.30pm AEST. You will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the Image Critique if you have successfully registered.

You can attend as many sessions as you like. The limit of attendees is 100 people per session and sessions are booking quickly so we recommend you head to your AIPP member dashboard and open the Events tab to register NOW! You can also click on any of the dates above to be directed to the relevant booking page.

The STUDENTS ONLY session will only be available to AIPP student members. This session will be moderated by tertiary educator and the panellists are specifically chosen for their ability to give highly specific photographic feedback.

How do I Submit my Two Images for Critique?

We have set up a dedicated Dropbox folder for each Image Critique and these links are listed on each category’s booking page on the AIPP member dashboard. Once you have registered to attend, size and label your images as follows: 

– 3000 pixels, 300 ppi with a size limit of 8MB

– Label your images “surname_initial_category_number”, where the number is 1 or 2 eg: jones_b_life_1

Please note that these Dropbox links are secure. You will therefore not see nor have to access anyone else’s images and your images will be protected in the same way. Participants in the Image Critiques should also be aware that, depending on numbers attending each session, only one submitted image is guaranteed to be critiqued on the night. 

Image critique Dropbox Silver Lining Awards 2020
ABOVE: What to look for when submitting to Dropbox for the Silver Lining Awards Image Critiques

Can Anyone Participate in the Image Critiques?

These sessions are open to AIPP members only as the Silver Lining Awards are exclusively designed for members. If you wish to become an AIPP member or renew your AIPP membership, you can join us for an investment of as little as $12 per month. Learn more HERE.

As a Reminder….

Once you have registered for a session, your place is secure. Our sessions are limited and, as a result, some people keen to attend may miss out. If, for any reason, you realise you are unable to attend a session you have registered for, please contact so your ticket can be released for another member. 

Let’s play nicely and be considerate of each other so as many members as possible can participate in and enjoy these Image Critiques.

Where Can I Learn More About the Silver Lining Awards?

We recently published a blog post that included a lot of information about the Silver Lining Awards, including a video from Tony Hewitt discussing many different elements of the event. The video includes closed captions if you would like to read along.

You can visit the dedicated AIPP Awards website to read the Silver Lining Awards rules and category preambles.

You can jump on to our Facebook Community Page and search the hashtag #aippsilverlining to read our series of posts and announcements.

If you have any questions you are always welcome to email us at

– Awards Committee


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