From July 2019 there will be a change to the competition by the addition of a new category. The categories will be:
• Division 1 - Digital Only, maximum of 3 entries per member
• Division 2 - Digital Only, maximum of 3 entries per member
• Creative/Altered Reality - Digital Only, maximum of 3 entries per member
• PRINT, maximum of 3 entries per member
Entries in the Division 1 and Division 2 categories must adhere to the set subjects, defined below. All PRINT competitions, however, will be OPEN. This is to give the PRINT entrants as much latitude as possible should they subsequently want to use the printed image for another purpose.
There will be five (5) PRINT competitions annually and any member, whether Division 1 or Division 2 may enter the PRINT competition.
Members can enter in their Division, Creative/Altered Reality, Print or all three in any one competition month.
Rules for Print Images can be found on the Competition Rules Page
May 2019, Print - Architecture, an image where the subject contains, predominantly, building elements comprising part or all of an architectural structure and can include either internal and external architectural elements. This is a PRINT competition.
June 2019, Digital – First or Last Light, an image where the use of first light or last light is obvious to the viewer
July 2019, Digital - Leaves Foliage, the image must be predominately of foliage - can be green or dry
July 2019, Print - Open
August 2019, Digital - Travel, Travelling in any country - showing means of travel and or travelling experiences
September 2019, Digital - Glass, An image in which all featured subjects are made of glass. The surroundings may be other than glass, as long as they are not intrusive.
September 2019, Print - Open
October 2019, Digital - Beach/Marine, An image in which the main subject is on the beach with sufficient visual evidence to show the nature of the location. The subject maybe human or otherwise, but things normally found on the beach would have stronger appeal. e.g. starfish, driftwood, or seaweed. The Oxford dictionary defines "beach" as sandy or pebbly shore of the sea. Featured rocks are therefore, excluded.
November 2019 - People at Work, An image showing a person or people engaged in an occupation, which can not be classed as a hobby, hobby, pastime, recreation, sport, or play. It is thought that judges will be more favourably impressed if the subject is intent on the work they are doing, rather than smiling at the camera.
November 2019, Print - Open
December 2019 - Digital, Open
February 2020 - The Letter M, An image featuring the letter "M" or with the main subject being an object or an occupation beginning with the letter M.
March 2020 - Low Key, A picture in which the dark tones predominate but not necessarily excluding the lighter tones. The picture should be planned as a low key shot from the beginning. Any image in any photographic genre that is either exposed or developed as a Low Key image.
March 2020, Print - Open CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. THIS PRINT COMPETITION WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED
April 2020 - Flight, An image showing animals, people, birds or man-made objects in flight or an image clearly illustrating the freedom and emotions of flight.
May 2020 - Odd Number, Any image featuring an odd number. This may be a physical number, a written number or an odd number of prominent features within the image.
May 2020, Print - Open
June 2020 - Isolation, Any image featuring or illustrating your life at home in Covid-19 isolation. It could be a backyard macro, view from your patio, meals at home. Try to convey the feeling of home isolation or show how you occupied your time at home, during the period of isolation.
July 2020 - Motion, Any image that conveys the feeling of motion by the use of slow shutter speed, camera panning or other photographic technique. The main subject should be an object, person, animal, landscape element, or machine that is clearly in motion.
July 2020, Print - Open
August 2020 - Wet Any image that clearly shows the concept of "wet". It could be a rainy wet season scene or a "wet" person, object, flower, landscape, or pet
September 2020 - Ground Level, An image taken at, or close to ground level. The camera should be not more than 1 metre above ground
September 2020, Print - Open
October 2020 - Night, Any image taken after dusk. Sunset images are not acceptable.
November 2020 - Nostalgia, An image that evokes a nostalgic feeling or harks back to an earlier era by featuring objects or pastimes that are now no longer common. Images that are developed in a manner that pays homage to the craft of earlier photographers such as period portraiture, sepia finishes, etc, will be acceptable.
November 2020, Print - Open
December 2020 - Open.