Promotion Criteria for Edenvale Photographic Club

These promotion criteria are based on the PSSA guidelines regarding time frames.

The proposed advancement level of competency of the Edenvale Photographic club

The following 10 advancement levels apply to the EPC, as this advancement system keeps a member motivated and promises new goals to strive towards:

  • 1 Star
  • 2 Star
  • 3 Star
  • 4 Star
  • 5 Star
  • 5 Star Honours
  • 5* Honours Bronze
  • 5* Honours Silver
  • 5* Honours Gold
  • 5* Honours Platinum
  • 5* Honours Diamond

 

The following table shows the proposed time period for an average photographer/star level:

From Star Level Promoted to Star level Time Period
1 Star 2 Star 10 months
2 Star 3 Star 12 months
3 Star 4 Star 19 months
4 Star 5 Star 20 months
5 Star 5 Star Honours 20 months
5 Star Honours 5 Star Honours Bronze 20 months
5 Star Honours Bronze 5 Star Honours Silver 20 months
5 Star Honours Silver 5 Star Honours Gold 20 months
5 Star Honours Gold 5 Star Honours Platinum 20 months
5 Star Honours Platinum 5 Star Honours Diamond 20 months
5 Star Honours Diamond

 

The following points are awarded towards advancement for each award:

Bronze 1
Silver 2
Gold 3
COM 4
Winner of the Evening 1

Advancement rule summary for all EPC levels (the salon acceptances have been calculated at the given PSSA guideline rate of 24 salons per PSSA year), based on 3 golds an evening average:

 Advancement Target period Points Golds/COMs Salon  % participation Salon Acceptances
From 1 * to 2* 9 months 170 50
From 2* to 3* 12months 230 70 1
From 3* to 4* 19 months 350 110 20% 15
From 4* to 5* 20 months 380 120 35% 40
From 5* to 5* Honours 20 months 380 120 40
From 5* to 5* Honours Bronze 20 months 380 120 45% 40 & 30 min Talk or a W/Shop
From 5* Hon Bronze to 5* Hon Silver 20 months 380 120 55% 40
From 5* Hon Silver to 5* Hon Gold 20 months 380 120 70% 40
From 5* Hon Gold to 5* Hon Platinum 20 months 380 120 75% 40
From 5* Hon Platinum to 5* Hon Diamond 20 months 380 120 80% 40

Due to the fact that entering salons can be costly, advancement can still be achieved without salon acceptances. The number of golds and points required for advancement will be doubled if there are no Salon acceptances. However, should there be salon acceptances once a member has exceeded the minimum golds and points, advancement will be immediate and the extra gold and points carried forward to the next promotion.

From 5* onward, it has been the EPC rule to include national and international salon acceptances. However, this does not stop any member from starting with international salons earlier.

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