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

2017 schedule

Set Subject 2018

Subject

Print

Due

Digital

Due

Judging

Date

No of

Images

Definition

Open

29th

Nov

2017

29th

Nov

2017

24th

Jan

2018

1 set

1open

Any subject that is treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer

Industrial

24th

Jan

2018

24th

Jan

2018

28th

Feb

2018

 

An Image depicting any form of industry eg machines, buildings, by-products of industry eg smoke/steam. The

object is to portray the functional side rather than the human side of industry. Document an aspect of the production process.

Iconic Australia

28th

Feb

28th

Feb

28th

March

 

A widely recognised, well-established symbol of Australia

Nature

28th

March

28th

March

25th

April

 

Nature photography to depict all branches of natural history, 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.

Scapes

25th

April

25th

April

23rd

May

 

Landscape

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.

Seascape

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 salt water 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 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

Repeating Shapes

23rd

May

23RD

May

27th

June

 

An image where a series of the same or similar element are repeated in such a way as to add strength to the overall image

 

Portrait

27th

June

27th

June

25th

July

 

A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to a full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits. Ensure the person/s is the main focal point in the picture. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted).

Tip 1: When doing a head shot, place your focus point on the

eye/s to ensure the eye/s is sharp.

Tip 2: Don't fake/Photoshop a 'blurred' background, use this opportunity to learn how to create a pleasing depth of field by experimenting with the aperture.

Tip 3: ENSURE the person is the focal point of the image - ie.. People walking on the beach are NOT a good candidate for the topic of Portrait/people. You want to get up close and personal.

Event

Photography

25th

July

25th

July

22nd

August

 

A photograph taken at any event eg concert, birthday party, wedding,

Capture a picture of an event

Creative

22nd

August

22nd

August

26th

Sept

 

A photo which displays a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual point of view. Photos can be modified before or after exposure by using experimental techniques. Digital manipulation may be used providing the original photo was taken by the entrant and manipulation is performed by the entrant. All elements must be the work of the entrant.

Abandoned

26th

Sept

26th

Sept

24th

Oct

 

An image that shows/depicts forsaken by owner or inhabitants. Displays deserted, derelict, uninhabited

Doors/Doorways

24th

Oct

24th

Oct

28th

Nov

 

Shows Architectural, art, imaginative styles of doors/doorways.

Annual

14th

NOV

14th

Nov

Sat 1st

Dec

 

Refer to Member Handbook, Trophies are awarded at the

Christmas Party

Open

28th

Nov

28th

Nov

23rd

Jan

2019

 

Any subject that is treated pictorially, embodying the elements of good design, arrangement or composition, which reflects the personal interpretation of the photographer