VAPS Annual Convention

Most will have been informed through their clubs already that the 2020 convention has been postponed to 2021.

The treasurer will contact everyone who has registered to obtain their bank acct details to effect a full refund.


2020 Convention Registration is open. Get in quick to get your preferred Sat workshop. Places are limited.
If a workshop does not appear in the Registration area it is either because it is not available for your chosen Registration Type or the workshop is FULL.

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VAPS holds an annual Convention every year where members of different clubs come together to learn more about photography. There are presentations by guest speakers, workshops and photographic excursions to participate in and of course interaction with members from other clubs. It is a great forum for exchanging ideas about the activities of other clubs.

With the tremendous support of the Wangaratta Camera Club in 2020 the convention is organised by a VAPS Committee member, the Convention Director, who co-opts other committee members as required. In addition, a nominating VAPS affiliated club helps to host the event and their members assist in organising various aspects of the Convention. Click here to contact the Convention Director




In 2020 Olympus has again donated a raffle prize of an Olympus OMD EM5 Mkiii camera together with a Zuiko 14-150 mm travel zoom lens to the value of $2500. Other sponsors include the Wangaratta City Council who have given a grant of $2000 to help pay for high-quality speakers and also Print2Metal who have donated 24" x 36" metal print to the top EDPI image in the 2020 VAPS Interclub Competition.

Features of the Conventions include:

  • Presentations by guest speakers who may be professional photographers or who may work in allied professions
  • Workshops and outdoor location photo shoots conducted by experienced photographers
  • The annual VAPS Interclub Competition
  • Saturday evening Annual dinner and Friday evening pre-convention social event
  • Presentation of awards for both years of service to one or more clubs, and for service to the photography movement in Victoria
  • The Convention Booklet, which includes the following information:
  • Details of the Convention program
  • Profiles of the lecturers and judges
  • Recipients of VAPS year bars
  • Winners of the Interclub Competition
  • Details of the Interclub Competition entries

The 2020 convention will be held in Wangaratta on the last weekend in June – 26-28th June 2020.

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