Competition Subjects 2019-2020

DateSubjectTypeJudgeSpecial rules
19th SeptemberOpen PDIProjected ImageDavid SteelPOTY. Images may be of any topic. Images can be either colour or monochrome. Images to be sized to fit within 1600 wide by 1200 deep pixels.
24th OctoberMonochromePrinted ImageRon TearPOTY. Any black and white or monochrome image can be entered for this competition. A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image is defined as a monochrome print. A black and white image that has been modified by the addition of partial toning or by the addition of one colour to any part of the image is a colour print and would not be an acceptable image for this competition.
21st NovemberNature (not wildlife definition)Printed ImageAlison JenkinsPOTY. Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is allowed. Cloning of image defects and minor distractions, including overlapping elements, are permitted when these do not distort the truth of the photographic statement.
Images entered as Nature can have landscape, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
16th January 2020Scapes (land city, Sea etc)Printed ImageColin StrongPOTY. A broad interpretation of landscape; any image depicting our physical environment - land, sea, urban, rural, city are all acceptable. People and animals may be included in the scene as long as they are ancillary to and or supportive of the main subject.
13th FebruaryRivers and EstuariesProjected ImageDaphne HansonPOTY! Image must be on or around rivers or estuaries but not salt marshes unless a water channel is predominant. For the avoidance of doubt the following are not included - “inland navigations, canals, lakes, broads, lochs, fjords.”
19th MarchMobile phone or deviceProjected ImagePOTY! Images may be of any topic. Images can be either colour or monochrome. Images to be sized to fit within 1600 wide by 1200 deep pixels.
23rd AprilOpen PrintPrinted ImageNoami SaulPOTY! Images may be of any topic. Images can be either colour or monochrome.
14th MayThemed Panel3 prints either mounted in one frame ( landscape only) or 3 mounts.Adrian StonePOTY! Previously called Portfolio. Each member may enter one portfolio of three prints on a theme of their choice. The theme must be written on the back of each image in the portfolio, along with the author?s name and the date the image was captured. The images can be either mounted individually or placed on one mount. If the images are mounted individually, the images should be numbered 1 to 3 in the order they are to be displayed. The maximum mount size is as per normal competition rules.If the images are placed on one mount, then this mount must be in landscape orientation. The maximum size for this mount is three times the maximum mount size as per normal competition rules.Images can be either colour or monochrome. The judge will be asked to award points on photographic merit as well as relevance to declared theme
25th JunePrint Of The Year (judged by members)Printed Imageno JudgeThis is a stand alone competition