Competitions can be a way of improving your photography by listening to the judge's comments and suggestions about the images. (But remember it is one person's opinion and you may not always agree!) Competitions are not for everyone and you do not have to enter competitions if you prefer not to, though most members enjoy watching club competition evenings whether they have entered or not.
Two trophies for success in competitions, the Photographer of the Year Award and the Tony Cutting Trophy, are awarded at the AGM at the end of the season.
Internal club competitions (4 print, 1 DPI)
Members can enter a maximum of 3 images for the club competitions. Please read the competition rules which are downloadable here: Competition Rules
Titles and dates are:
18th October 2019 Open, print only (Hand-in 4th Oct)
6th December 2019 Scapes**, print only, (Hand-in 15th Nov)
7th February 2020 Open, DPI only (Hand-in 17th Jan)
3rd April 2020 People***, print only (Hand-in 20th March) Due to covid-19 this has now been changed to Open subject, dpi only. It will be judged remotely and results will be on the website. We will hold a "People" print competition when it becomes possible to do normal competitions again, so if you have already done your prints hold on to them till then.
15th May 2020 Annual Open, print only (Hand-in 1st May) Due to covid-19 this has now been changed to dpi only. It will be judged remotely and results will be on the website.
**The subject of "Scapes" includes landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, skyscapes etc
***For the subject of "People" the main subject of your image must be a person or people. This includes formal portraits, candid/ street photography, re-enactments/events etc
If you would like help/advice with mounting prints please see Keith Sharples.
20th March 2020 Battle with Ross (At Monmouth)
Bi-monthly Online digital image competition:
Members are invited to submit digital photographs online for the bi-monthly digital competition.
They will be judged and viewed on line.
The object of this competition is to encourage members to enter a competition on-line, without having to print and mount your work, and to have fun with your photography and be challenged to meet a theme.
The on-line competition is totally separate from club competitions. Images used in on-line competitions can also be used in club competitions and vice-versa. Placings in the on-line competition do not count towards the Photographer of the Year Award or the Tony Cutting Trophy.
January 2020 - In the Winter Garden - Deadline extended to end of February 2020
April 2020 - Still Life -A still life is an image depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.). N.B. Due to the current restrictions on being outside home this subject has changed from the original subject for April, which was "Night". We will have "Night" as an on-line competition subject at some point in the future when conditions allow.
June 2020- Close Up(can include macro, but does not have to be macro)
No more than two images per theme/month.
Resize your images so the longest side is 1800 pixels. Title your images using underscores instead of spaces, e.g. The_Old_Boat
Please e mail your image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are having difficulty resizing your images just e mail them anyway and I will resize for you).
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