The possible dates and suggested themes for our point-scoring competitions are below. There may be a few amendments, but these will be announced in good time.
Other competitions will have different dates and rules.
In most cases, the print entries are due in 2 weeks before the judging date and the PDI’s 1 week before the judging date. You are also requested to submit a PDI of each print and pdi entry so these can be considered for external club competitions, and the filename is requested as ( Title # Full Name i.e. Butterfly # Jo Humberstone) Please be aware that external competitions may request a different naming sequence!
17th February ~ PDI ~ “Still Life” You will have control over the camera settings, content and lighting for this category – post processing should be minimal
21st April ~ Print ~ “Portraiture” Candid, theatre, studio, head and shoulders, full frame, static or action ~ your choice. Please ensure any studio shots are suitable for “Family Viewing”
26th May ~PDI -“Transport Around the World” ~ We are looking for forms of transport, so think about including movement or unusual angles to add interest to what might seem a mundane subject. We are not looking for close-up detail shots in this competition.
7th July ~ Print ~ “Landscapes, Seascapes” Exactly as the theme suggests!
29th September ~ PDI ~ “Sport” These entries can be action shots, so blur is quite acceptable. Slow-paced sports, such as those found in pubs are also suitable, as are images showing a bit of lateral thinking! Still Life using sporting accoutrements is not acceptable as there is already a still life competition for such set-ups.
24th November ~ Print ~ “Animals” ~ Mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, insect, domesticated, wild animals ~ your choice. This does not need to be in a Nature or natural history style, but we would like you to show off the animal(s), not just your editing skills!