If you are interested in obtaining photographic honours from Australia or overseas, it is recommended you access the Australian Photographic Society website (www.a-p-s.org.au) for full details of "how to" enter national and international competitions, gaining honours by either exhibition or panel methods.
These serve as a way to challenge yourselves photographically.
There are many club members with such recognitions, they will be all too happy to discuss the road to success with you!
Just look for club members with "letters" after their names!!