The club runs monthly competitions for members in the following categories:

Digital Projected Images - A Gold, A, AB and B Grades - entries via electronic upload system

Colour and Monochrome Prints - A Gold, A, AB and B Grade (Small Prints) - entries must be delivered in person at the applicable club meeting (please check due date below).

Click here to view award images from monthly competitions (Digital projected)

To submit your digital entries please click here

 

The Annual Competition is held each year and prize winners are announced at the Christmas function in December. For all details Click Here.

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Competition Schedule 2020

 

Set Subject

Entries Due

Judging Date

Description

Open

11th Dec 2019

22nd Jan 2020

An Image of any subject or genre

Nature

22nd January

26th Feb

- Nature photography to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology. A well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation .Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.

Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.

Action

26th Feb

25th March

This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of the image implies action then it will be acceptable under the definition.

Monochrome

25th March

22nd April

Any photograph containing shades of only one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be be over the total photograph-partial toning and/or the addition of one one or more colour is not acceptable in this monochrome section

Scapes

22nd April

27th May

- LANDSCAPES – A landscape is a picture of natural inland scenery. It may include houses, other evidence of man, people, animals and even part of the sea provided that none of these dominate the picture.

SEASCAPES – A seascape is a photograph of natural costal scenery, a wave study or a picture of the open sea. People, boats and items related to these may be present as incidental items in the picture. Large saltwater inlets are eligible but inland waters are excluded.

URBAN/CITY/OTHER – The choice of subject matter can vary to offer other variety of “scapes” but it will be up to

The maker to ensure that the end result is apparent to the viewer–i.e. the impact of the image will come from the subject matter chosen. A “cityscape” or “urban landscape” subject will be identifiable to the viewer.

Portrait

27th May

24th June

An image of a person or persons from the waist up only, not a full length shot. This may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. The image may be taken in a formal studio setting or in the community at large. It may be in colour or monochrome.

Looking Down

24th June

22nd July

The image must be taken to show a scene which lies below the photographer.

The height from which the image is taken is immaterial

Song or Film Title

22nd July

26th August

The image must bring to mind the title of a song or film which is in the public domain, either recent or historical. This can be achieved either by word association or scene association with elements of the image providing clear clues as to the title of a valid song or film.

Name image with Song or Film title

Creative including Abstract

26th August

23rd Sept

Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and / or unusual viewpoint. Images may be modified during or after exposure.

The photograph must always have a basic photographic image.  Digital manipulation processes may be employed providing the original photograph was exposed by the entrant and Digital manipulation
was performed by the entrant.

The image can be an abstract view of an image

Minimalism

23rd Sept

28th Oct

A style or technique that is charactered by extreme sparseness and simplicity. Minimum amount of components such as colour, shape , line and texture

Shadows

28th Oct

25th Nov

A picture in which the shadow(s) is featured. The cause of the shadow(s) may be included but must not be dominant.

ANNUAL COMP

11th Nov

9th Dec

Annual as set out on competition page on website

OPEN

25th Nov

27th Jan 2021

An Image of any subject or genre