1. Each member may enter each Open & Special Subject Competition. The number of entries will be specified for each competition as necessary and at the appropriate time.  Prints and Digital Images may only be entered once a year in Selected Monthly Competitions provided they have not been a winner or placed in any previous year’s Selected Monthly competitions. Digital Images must not be entered in Print Competitions in the same month and vice versa.

  2. Only fully paid up members are eligible to enter competitions.

  3. Copies – It is an infringement of Copyright to take copies of photographs other than the photographer’s own work. Such prints cannot be entered for Club Competitions.

  4. There is only one competition class for all Club Members.

  5. Print sizes are maximum 50cm x 40cm and there is no minimum size. If a print is 50cm x 40cm it must be flush mounted. Prints are to be fixed using low tack tape (photographic tape). No sellotape or parcel tape shall be used.

  6. Mount Sizes for all competitions are to be 50cm x 40cm.

  7. Prints may be commercially processed.

  8. All digital projected images for Selected Monthly competition must be Jpegs, no larger than 1600 pixels width x 1200 pixels (height) in landscape and no taller than 1200 pixels in portrait.

  9. All images submitted must have been taken within five years of the competition.

Naming Prints and Digital Files

  1. Each Print & Digital Image must be endorsed with the owner’s membership number and the Competition for which it is being entered, i.e. Special Subject or Open, together with the image title. All work submitted into a competition must be Titled, in order for it to be identified by the Competition Secretary. 

  2. The author shall ensure that prints are titled differently when the same subject is presented.

  3. Each Digital Image shall be titled with: 

Members Number_Competition title_Image name.jpg  

        For example: 

  •         035_In the dark_Eyes wide shut.jpg 

  •         OR

  •         035_Open_Shut that door.jpg 

  •         Please note UNDERSCORE !

  1. Images are to be sent to and will be accepted up to midnight on the entry date given for that months competition.

  2. The Competition Secretary may use their discretion to refuse an entry.

Competition Scoring

  1. Scoring for Selected Monthly Club Competitions is decided by the judge of the competition and will be marked using a scale of 1 – 20 points, at the judge’s discretion.

  2. Judges will be invited to judge all Selected monthly competitions and will mark the prints and digital images accordingly.

  3. Prints and Digital Images gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd MAY NOT be entered again in the Selected Monthly Competitions. Unplaced prints and DI’s may be entered again at 12 monthly intervals

  4. Winners and Placed prints will may be retained after the Competition for public display

  5. Judges will be invited to judge the End of Year Awards.

Digital Triptych Panel

  1. Other internal competitions will be judged by the Originator of the Competition

  2. The Digital Triptych Panel is an annual event.  The requirement is for members to produce a single digital panel showing three SEPARATE images within a finished digital panel of size no more than 1600 x 1200 pixels and to be presented on a theme of the photographer’s choice.  Titling is to be as for a normal DPI submission e.g 035_ DPI Triptych_Chard by night.jpg

Hunt Competitions

  1. There are Two other judged competitions during the Club’s Season:-

  • Roving Hunt – 10 images.

  • Walking Hunt – 10 images.

  1. Images must be Jpegs, no larger than 1600 pixels (width) x 1200 pixels (height) in landscape and no taller than 1200 pixels in portrait. Images can be colour or monochrome. No digital manipulation allowed, although the images may be ‘cropped’.

End of Year Competitions

  1. Engraved trophies to be won are:-

  • Photographer of the Year Trophy – This will be the photographer who has accumulated the maximum number of points in all competitions

  • The Chairman’s Award – Awarded to a Club members for an outstanding contribution/achievement in the Club in that year.

  1. Certificates are presented for:-

  • Best Print Photograph of the Year.

  • Best Digital Photograph of the Year.

  • Best Mono Print of the Year