The real cost of being a member of the AIPP.

Now let me start by saying i have become a vocal supporter of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and i plan on joining the AIPP in 2012. It is this decision to join that has instigated me doing my homework on what it actually costs. At the recent PMA event in Sydney where the Australian Professional Photography Awards were held i went up to at least a dozen AIPP members and asked “What is the real actual costs of being a member of the AIPP for a year?” all of them answered with “Around $450 a year or so.” I realised that like most photographers they are kidding themselves about the actual costs of running a business. {now hopefully that’s because they are making so much money that they have someone do it for them, but more than likely they are telling themselves and others that it is “only” blah blah blah}

Let me also preface the following with that i am not saying it is expensive or cheap, i am just saying that this is what it costs.

This is what i want out of it: To enter both the state and national awards, to go to the judging and to go to the two biggest events of the year; “The Nikon Event” & “The Hair Of The Dog”….

so here is DJ Paine’s working out of the real cost of joining the AIPP

please let me know where i have got it wrong or right!

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A} MEMBERSHIP:
a full accredited member
$550 for the first year.

B} STATE AWARDS
Entering everything you can {except for the art category}
$300 for up to twelve prints.
$95 for two books in the Photographic Book Category
$65 for the Wedding Album of the Year Category
$350 – rough figure for printing & posting
 $810 for the state awards

C} THE NATIONAL AWARDS: APPA
printing: $100
matting: $40
discs etc: $20
entry $230
entry two videos $130
Print Case $125
P+H $30
 TOTAL $675
 

I am in QLD so to head down to the judging & awards in Melbourne or Sydney for three days:
flights $230
room – $300
food & drinks $240
travel – $30
TOTAL $800

TOTAL of both entering and attending – $1475

D} EVENTS / POINTS FOR THE CPD PROGRAM
The major “Nikon Event” {usually not in my backyard}
Ticket for the three day event AIPP Member price – $650
flights $230
room – $300
food & drinks $240
travel – $30
TOTAL $1450

The Hair Of The Dog
This IS in my backyard – Brisbane.

Ticket for the three day event AIPP Member price – $350

Travel -$120

Food – $130

TOTAL – $600

THE GRAND TOTAL

$4885.00

note: i have not added in the tickets for parties, award ceremonies etc.. 

please let me know where i have got it wrong or right!

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