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A different system of GPU TITLES based on stunning photo collections is:

  • Aphrodite: 2 photos from 5 different categories (out of 10 categories)
  • Hermes: 5 photos from 5 different categories (out of 10 categories)
  • Zeus: 10 photos from 5 different categories (out of 10 categories)
  • GPU Grand Master (top GPU Title): 50 photos, portfolio, artwork Storytelling. Applicant must have first Crown5 or Zeus Title. 

The 10 categories among which the author can choose are:

  1. Monochrome
  2. Portrait
  3. Nature
  4. Landscape
  5. Creative
  6. Snapshots / Street photography
  7. Travel
  8. Nude / Staged photography
  9. Sports / Journalism
  10. Architecture

The member that wish to apply for a distinction must be a member at least one year, or have a membership for 3 years.

He/she must apply step by step for the distinction, first for Aphrodite, then for Hermes and at the end for Zeus. One application only per year.

The photos must be sent (by email or by wetransfer) in digital format and high resolution (minimum of 2500 pixel maximum dimension at 300 dpi) to:


Saeed Al Shamsi
GPU Titles, Collections and Distinctions


The same images cannot be used in more than one title. The number of judges who will be involved in assessing GPU TITLES are 5, chosen by the GPU Governing Board from different countries every year and communicated by the newsletter and/or website. Remember, it is outstanding portfolios of work that are required for awarding GPU TITLES.

To obtain the Aphrodite and Hermes title the favorable vote of 3 judges from 5 are requested, for Zeus 4 favorable votes from 5 are needed.

While to obtain GPU Grand Master , first must have Crown 5 or Zeus Titles and 5 favorable votes from 5 are needed. 

There are two-assessment date per year for GPU TITLES.

- The closing date for sending applications for the first assessment is March 1st. (you can Apply from January 1st to March 1st only)

- The closing date for sending applications for the Second assessment is October 1st. (you can apply from August 1st to October 1st only.

- Application for GPU Grand Master from 1st September to 30 September only.

The application fees of Aphrodite Title is € 40
The application fees of Hermes Title is € 50
The application fees of Zeus Title is € 65
The application fees of GPU Grand Master is € 200

Re applying for the next Jury Panel, after not having minimum favorable votes is 10 Euros.
and can be paid in one of 2 ways.

A. Payment by electronic bank transfer (Preferred Method) for the full amount (GPU PHOTO Bank Account; IBAN: BE92 7340 2604 5923 BIC: KREDBEBB) Belgium, quoting TITLE and the level applied for

B. Payments to GPU through the PayPal system, please quote the e-mail address that follows for the full amount and quoting TITLE and the level applied.

Please pay attention to the Rules and Conditions.

Available related files for download

Titles formRules, Conditions, Criteria and difinition


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