Honors Of Cosmos Ranking System

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Honors Of Cosmos Ranking System

Photography, as we all know, if a never ending lifelong learning journey, the persistent mindset to always be in the pursuit of perfection to improve.
 
This accumulative points system is to encourage makers to better and challenge themselves to be regularly committed to their craft.
 
Each year, entries that are submitted into the Cosmos Awards will be scored and eligible to collect points based on the following:

 

80-84 Silver Award which entitles you to 1 point
85-89 Silver Excellence Award which entitles you to 1.5 points.
90-94 Gold Award which entitles you to 2 points.
95-99 Gold Excellence Award which entitles you to 2.5 points.
100 Supreme Award which entitles you to 3 points.

 

 
 
 
  • Grand Award entitles you to 5 points.
  • Grand of the Grand Award entitles you to 8 points.
( Points for these two Awards are not included in the maximum 15 points limitation set tin the annual HOC points system )

 

However, the entry that wins the Grand Award will only receive 5 points, and the entry that wins the Grand of the Grand Award will receive 8 points. For example, if an entry received a gold and then went on to win the Grand Award, then the print receives 5 points, not 7 points. In other words, the points for a particular entry do not accumulate if it also wins the Grand Award, and it applies the same for the Grand of the Grand Award.
 
 
An entry that scores and places in the top 5 placings for the online trimester, and then qualifies for the annual print finale, will be calculated based on their higher score, regardless higher or lower in either side. For example, if an entry received a silver excellence and went on in the print finale to score a Gold, the entry will be calculated as 2 points, not 1.5 points. But if an entry received a silver excellence and went on in the print finale to score only a Silver, the entry will still be calculated as 1.5 points, and 1 point, as the higher score will be calculated.
 
 
Points from the same entry will NOT be stacked, like 1.5 + 1 points, as ONLY one score will be calculated.
 

Honors of Cosmos Level

 

5< Cosmos Member
> 5 points  Elite Member
> 25 points  Craftsman
> 45 points  Master
> 65 points Double master
> 85 points Triple master
> 100 points Grand Master