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 (3 print, 2 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:
16th October 2020 Open, DPI* only (Hand-in 2nd Oct)
4th December 2020 Weather, DPI*only, (Hand-in 20th Nov)
19th February 2021 Open, DPI* only (Hand-in 15th Jan)
9th April 2021 People**, print only (Hand-in 19th March)
21st May 2021 Annual Open, print only (Hand-in 7th May)
Please note if Covid-19 restrictions still apply or judges are not happy handling prints the print competitions will change to DPI only.
* For information on how to title and size DPI entries go to the drop down 'About Us' menu - information for members page. Note that sizing and titling for these competitions is not the same as for the bimonthly online competitions.
**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.
Wednesday 24th March 2021 Battle with Ross (At Ross) T.B.C.
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.
August 2020 - Isolation
October 2020 - Monochrome
November 2020 - Autumn (N.B. Earlier Date)
No more than two images per theme/month.
Resize your images so the longest side is 1800 pixels, (portrait or landscape format). Title your images using underscores instead of spaces, e.g. The_Old_Boat. You do not need to include your name or membership number in your title, (I will know who they belong to from your email). Please note this is different sizing / titling to the internal club DPI competitions.
Please e mail your image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please make sure you size and title your images as above, but if you are really stuck just e mail them anyway and I will resize for you).
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