Rules and definitions for Distinctions

 

The Danube International Photo Association awards the following types of Distinctions:

  • Artistic Distinctions
  • Excellence Distinctions
  • Master Distinctions
  • Honorable Distinctions

 

Artistic Distinctions:

  1. ADIPA
  2. ADIPA /b
  3. ADIPA /s
  4. ADIPA /g
  5. ADIPA/p

 

Excellence Distinctions:

  1. EDIPA
  2. EDIPA/b
  3. EDIPA /s
  4. EDIPA /g
  5. EDIPA /p

 

Master distinctions:

  1. Master DIPA (M DIPA)
  2. Grand Master DIPA (GM DIPA)

 

Honorable titles:
Hon DIPA

Artistic distinctions are awarded to members based on the number of accepted works given in the table:

 

Distinctions Number of titles Number of acceptances
ADIPA 10 100
ADIPA/b 20 200
ADIPA/s 30 400
ADIPA/g 40 750
ADIPA/p 50 1000

 

Acceptances and titles can be in digital or printed form.

The number of titles and acceptances are cumulative from the first acceptance onwards.

There is no time limit for an application; each member can apply whenever he/she meets the criteria. The fee for individual distinctions is 30 EUR.

Members can apply for multiple distinctions simultaneously but the fee must be paid for all previous ones.

Excellence Distinctions are awarded based on the number of works, acceptances and awards won according to the table:

Distinctions Number of titles Number of awards
EDIPA 5 10
EDIPA/b 10 25
EDIPA/s 25 50
EDIPA/g 50 100
EDIPA/p 100 300

 

Members can apply for Artistic distinctions after obtaining the highest Exhibition distinctions (ADIPA/p).

Acceptances and titles can be in digital or printed form. The number of titles and awards are cumulative from the first Artistic distinctions.

There is no time limit for application; each member can apply when he meets the conditions. The fee for individual distinctions is 30 EUR.

Members can apply for multiple distinctions simultaneously but the fee must be paid for all previous ones.

Master distinctions are awarded based on the evaluation of the photo portfolio / collection in printed form. The M DIPA collection consists of 20 photographs and the GM DIPA distinction portfolio consists of 30 photographs, different from GM DIPA portfolio. The collections are evaluated by the DIPA Board of Directors. Portfolio evaluation is judged once a year. It is possible to apply for Master Distinctions only after obtaining the highest artistic distinctions. The fee for individual distinctions is 50 EUR.

Honorable distinctions are awarded for contribution to the popularization of the association and it is awarded by the board of directors. These distinctions are awarded once a year on the basis of proposals from members or clubs.

Application form for Artistic distinctions

Application form for Excellence distinctions