Closing dates for Honours applications

Twice per annum on 25 January and 1 July

Results will be advised approximately two months after the closing date


The Honours Division controls the awards made to members in recognition of a high standard of photographic ability and/or service to PSSA and to photography in general.

Application is only open to full members of the Society. Anyone interested in applying for Honours may join at the same time as applying. Proof of status of current membership must be included with your application.

After successfully applying for your Honours you may list the relevant Honour after your name as long as you remain a fully paid up member of PSSA.  All successful applicants may apply for an Honours e-badge which can be used on personal websites, letterheads, accreditation applications etc. as long as you remain a full member of PSSA. Application must be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you continue and achieve higher honours you only list the highest honour after your name, excluding Hon, (Dux) and (Vers) awards. The letters are listed without punctuation or parentheses. Refer – Honours Listing.

For the rules & regulations and all other aspects of honours and how to apply, click on the items of the drop-down menu under Honours Information which you will find under the Honours tab on the main menu.

A set of Honours videos aimed at making the Honours process more easily understood are available on

List of documents

  1. Introduction - this document
  2. Rules and Regulations
  5. MPSSA
  6. (Vers) & (Dux) - Versatility Awards
  7. Service Awards
  8. Judging and the Credit System
  9. Advice to Applicants
  10. Honours Listing
  11. Fees
  12. Audio Visual Judging Information

Honours Committee

Chair – Jill Sneesby – 0832452801


Charmaine Joubert FPSSA, EFIAP


Elaine Lamb LPSSA

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Helouise Mulder APSSA

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Pieter Venter FPSSA

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