Crown Distinctions

To apply for a CROWN Distinction it is required to be regular G.P.U. member!

 

Crown Pins

GPU members who have been a member for more than one year, or who have recently joined for three years may apply for Crown and VIP distinctions.

A maximum of 2 Crown Levels can be applied for in any 12-month period.

Applications for Crown and VIP will only be considered between the dates.
January 16th to July 31st and September 1st to December 14th in any one year.

RULES for GPU CROWNS

GPU system for CROWNs is based on points that the photographers collect from acceptances, mentions and awards in International exhibitions of any patronage and year.

GPU Crown 1: 200 pts.
GPU Crown 2: 600 pts.
GPU Crown 3: 2500 pts.
GPU Crown 4: 6000 pts.
GPU Crown 5: 15000 pts.

1 point Accepted photo or portfolio (not GPU patronage)
2 points Honorable Mention or Certificate (not GPU patronage)
4 points Medal or Trophy (not GPU patronage)

POINTS ARE DOUBLED IF THE SALONS HAVE GPU PATRONAGE:
2 points Accepted photo or portfolio (GPU patronage)
4 points Honorable Mention or Certificate (GPU patronage)
8 points Medal or Trophy (GPU patronage)

Instructions:

  1. Download the form from the Crown Distinctions section of gpuphoto.com.
  2. Fill the “Check-List & rules” sheet.
  3. Fill the “page A” sheet: Note that no qualifications can be added to personal data. Titles like “Doctor” will not appear on GPU Certificates.
  4. Separate “GPU” salons from “non-GPU” salons. Under “GPU” only Salons listed as “Salons with GPU's License” on the website are valid.
  5. List the acceptances ordered by year and then by salon.
  6. List the titles of the photos “not GPU” ONLY in the “NOT-GPU” sheet, adding a check under “HM” or “Medal” columns, if any.
  7. List the titles of the photos under GPU patronage ONLY in the “GPU” sheet, adding a check under “HM” or “Medal” columns, if any.
  8. In the sheet “SCORE” the total points will be displayed automatically.
  9. Save and send the completed file, together with the pdf or jpg proof of payment of the corresponding fee, by e-mail, to the distinctions officer: distinctions@gpuphoto.com
  10. If any doubt, the applicants will be required to send the proofs of the evidence containing the pdf or jpg files of the pages of the catalogues. It is the applicant’s duty and responsibility to provide true data which will be checked.

Successful applicants will receive a pdf certificate via email once the distinction has been awarded. Paper copies will be sent quarterly (4 times per year).

Costs: The cost of a single GPU Crown Distinction is €45 (postage included) which must be paid prior to submitting any application.

Payment can be made by PayPal to finance@gpuphoto.com quoting “Crown” and the level requested.

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