Competitions

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During the season we run several competitions for club members. These include a print league, a digitally projected league and some stand alone cup competitions.

For each competition a theme is set in advance and each member can enter up to 3 pictures.

All pictures are judged anonymously, and on an equal basis within each competition category, by an independent, external judge.

As the judge considers each picture he or she will also share his/her thoughts and comments on it to help us learn how we may improve.

Competitions are usually light hearted within the club and are a great time to look at other members pictures and to ask each other questions about them.

All images for print competitions must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the competition date.

Entries for PDI competitions must be uploaded at least the end of the Saturday before the competition.

Upcoming competition dates, themes and details are:

Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open – No set subject, but must be new work. Judge – Stéphane Rocher
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (no set subject). Judge – David Eastley LRPS
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “Blue Mood” Judge – Roger Crocombe ARPS
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set Subject – “People” Judge – Ken Scott
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject – “Within the Churchyard” Judge – Rob de Ruiter ARPS
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
One panel of between three and six prints on a related theme. No set subject. Prints may be displayed individually or mounted on a single board Judge – Tim West FRPS
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Open (No set subject). Judge – Walter Benzie ARPS
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Set subject “Intentional Camera Movement” Judge – Ken Woods
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
Set subject “Flora and Fauna”. Judge – Martin Pickles
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Cowdray Hall
(Enprints are un-mounted and un-manipulated photographs). They can be printed either 4”x6” or 5”x7” – a chance for all members to be “a judge for the night”
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