The IAoWP is proud to be able to offer three levels of qualification within the genre of wildlife photography. These are Licentiate, Associate, and Fellowship.

Licentiate:

This is the entry level of qualification. You need to submit 10 images, via the submission button. These will be assessed by an experienced panel of wildlife photographers. They will be graded against a standard and each image will obtain a score out of 100. In order to be awarded your licentiate, each of the 10 submissions must achieve an overall score of 75 or more. In line with international competition rules and guidance, you should not add or remove anything from your images. Minor editing, ie removing dust spots it acceptable, as is minor adjustments and cropping of the images. For the Licentiate submission, you are not required to supply the RAW images with your entries. There is a maximum of two images from the same session/venue for each submission. The cost of entry for the qualification is £50. If unsuccessful a re-submission will be £35 if done within 12 calendar months. Each submission will receive detailed feedback and guidance. Once achieved you are able to use the letters LIAoWP after your name, whilst a member of the association.

Licentiate Entry

 

Associate:

This is the next level of qualification awarded by the association. To achieve this you will already need to have achieved the Licentiate qualification. If you hold a qualification of a similar level from another photographic organisation or association, then we may consider awarding this qualification on submission of evidence of that award. This is subject to that submission meeting our standards.

You need to submit 10 images, via the submission button. These will be assessed by an experienced panel of wildlife photographers. They will be graded against a standard and each image will obtain a score out of 100. In order to be awarded your Associate, each of the 10 submissions must achieve an overall score of 85 or more. In line with international competition rules and guidance, you should not add or remove anything from your images. Minor editing, ie removing dust spots is acceptable, as is minor adjustments and cropping of the images. For the Associate submission, you may be required to supply the RAW file(s) to support your submission. There is to be a maximum of two images from the same session/venue for each submission. The cost of entry for the qualification is £95. If unsuccessful a re-submission will be £65 if done within 12 calendar months. Each submission will receive detailed feedback and guidance. Once achieved you are able to use the letters AIAoWP after your name, whilst a member of the association.

Associate Entry

 

Fellowship

This is the pinnacle qualification from the association, it will only be awarded for the highest standard of entry. To achieve this you will already need to have achieved the Associate qualification. If you hold a qualification of a similar level from another photographic organisation or association, then we may consider awarding this qualification on submission of evidence of that award. This is subject to that submission meeting our standards.

You need to submit 10 images, via the submission button. These will be assessed by an experienced panel of wildlife photographers. They will be graded against a standard and each image will obtain a score out of 100. In order to be awarded your Associate, each of the 10 submissions must achieve an overall score of 95 or more. In line with international competition rules and guidance, you should not add or remove anything from your images. Minor editing, ie removing dust spots it acceptable, as is minor adjustments and cropping of the images. For the Fellowship submission, you may be required to supply the RAW file(s) to support your entries. There is to be a maximum of two images from the same session/venue for each submission. The cost of entry for the qualification is £145. If unsuccessful a re-submission will be £105 if done within 12 calendar months. Each submission will receive detailed feedback and guidance. Once achieved you are able to use the letters FIAoWP after your name, whilst a member of the association.

Fellowship Entry