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Monthly Appraisal Evenings

Appraisal evenings are held the second Wednesday of each month. The judge is a WAPJA judge or photographic identity, who will appraise each photograph in an educational and informative way.

Each month we set a specific topic or theme, which is shown listed here.


Members can enter up to 3 images on any evening, in the eight categories listed below.

Western Wattlebird.jpg

Western Wattlebird - Bill Howard


Topic and Open images may be awarded as encouragement. Points are given for each award as follows:

Gold - 6 Points

Silver - 4 Points

Bronze - 2 Points

The points accumulate over the year, and the member with the most points will win a prize at the Annual Competition in December.


Newbie Digital

Digital Topic (Mono or Colour)

Digital Open (Colour)

Digital Open (Mono)

Newbie Print

Print Topic (Mono or Colour)

Print Open (Colour)

Print Open (Mono)


Members can submit large prints on assessment evenings for appraisal. They are mounted and matted and have a maximum size of 50 x 40 cm.


Come along and see how impressive they are. Learn how you can make them. 


Most images these days are digital, produced on smartphones as well as cameras, so feature in our Assessment Evenings. They need to be JPEG files that fit into a 1920 x 1080 pixel window, the same as a high definition television screen.

All camera and smartphone files will need some development to meet this requirement

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