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. (See the Competition Rules for how these are awarded.) Programmed Club competitions (Usually 5 in total throughout the year)
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:
15th October 2021 Open Subject, DPI (Closing date1st Oct)
3rd December 2021 "Shapes", DPI (Closing date 19th Nov)
18th February 2022 Open Subject, DPI (Closing date 4th Feb)
1st April 2022 "All About the Light", Print (Closing date 18th March)
20th May 2022 Annual Open, Print (Closing date 6th May)
The 2021 competitions will both be DPI. The first 2022 competition (Feb), will be DPI, then, (as long as we are having face-to-face meetings), the next two, (April and May) will be Prints.
For information on how to title and size DPI entries go to the drop down 'About Us' menu - information for members page.
DPI entries should be emailed to the competition secretary, Keith Sharples firstname.lastname@example.org Please use a 'new' email not a reply to an old one. Keith will acknowledge your entry, if you have not heard back from him in two days please check that he has received your entry. Alternatively you can hand your DPI entries to Keith on a memory stick.
For print sizes and mounting information see the competition rules (above). If you would like help/advice with mounting prints please see Keith Sharples.
At various times throughout the year the club is involved in competitions with other local clubs. This includes competitions such as "Only Mono" ( a monochrome competition organised by Cymru Monochrome club), The Barrian Cup (organised by Barry Camera Club), Pixels (organised by Gwynfa Camera Club), the Stanley Chell Competition (organised by Aberdare Camera Club), The Memorial Trophies Day (organised by the Welsh Photographic Federation), and The Jubilee Cup (a five-way battle organised by Cwmbran Club). You may be asked to submit images for selection to represent Monmouth Photographic Club in these events.
We also have an annual "Battle" (photographic competition) with Ross-on-Wye Photographic Society. In 2022 this will be hosted by Monmouth club and the suggested date is Friday 18th March 2022.
Use of images on website:
Please note we may use your competition images, (after the competition has run), elsewhere on the website, e.g. the home page slideshow or the news page. Please let us know if you don't want your images used in this way.
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