Through the season we run in-house and interclub competitions. Participation is entirely optional, but members usually find that it greatly helps to improve their technical and compositional skills. For most competitions entries are reviewed by an independent judge who decides the winner, second and third places; and awards a number of “Highly Commended” and “Commended”.
Winning entries at recent competitions can be seen in the Galleries section.
We encourage members to enter national competitions. We also use members’ images to enter as a Society in national club and interclub competitions.
The Society also organises a prestigious annual open photographic competitive exhibition which attracts many thousands of high class images from across the country. Further details can be found under 2016 Open Exhibition.

Types of Competition

During the season we run:
4 Aggregate Competitions (points are accumulated)
A Panel Competition
Two Interclub Competitions
The informal It’s a Knockout Competition (judged by members)
The President’s Themed Competition (judged by members)
An AV Competition
Nature Competition
Creative Competition
Annual Projected Image Competition
Annual Print Competition
The Experimental Informal Mobile Phone Competition (judged by members)

Entries (Members Only)

Print entries, mounted on card no larger than 40cm x 50cm, should be handed in at the meeting indicated in the Meetings Programme for each competition.
Digital entries, 1400 px wide x 1050 px high, sRGB colour space, and with file names thus – Your Name#Title#1 – should be emailed as attachments to; by midnight of the hand-in day. Ackowledgements will be sent by email.