Distinction Panels


One of the key services provided by the Irish Photography Federation is the IPF Distinctions service.

Individual photographers present their work before the distinctions judges, who assess whether the applicant should be awarded the relevant distinction applied for.

There are three levels of Distinction – each with their own section on the website. We have provided handbooks for each level of distinction and strongly recommend that all applicants take the time to study the relevant handbook for their level carefully. Handbooks are included in the page for each level.

  • Licentiateship “L”
  • Associateship “A”
  • Fellowship “F”

Panels must be presented in print form for IPF distinctions. Traditional transparencies (slides) or digitally projected images will not be accepted.