Our monthly competitions are a very good way to see how your
photographic work is progressing. We use a Salon style
of judging, with members being able to enter up to three images in
We have 5 Open Competitions and 5 Set Subject Competitions
during the year. Each set subject will be accompanied by a
definition which is displayed on the individual competition gallery
In addition, full information is also available under
the 'close off' date on the EVENTS calendar on the
Adjudicators are supplied with guidelines for judging each
competition and will also receive the definitions for the Set
Subjects, to assist in their judging.
Each competition has three adjudicators who assigns a score out
of 9. These three scores are totalled to give a final
Guidelines for Judges Scoring.
1. What the picture communicates -the message
(feelings, emotions and mood the picture conveys). The WOW
At least 50% of the score should be weighted towards this
2. The content of the picture - including
the choice and control of lighting, what is included and excluded,
background and foreground, exploitation of pattern or texture and
At least 30% of the score should be weighted towards this
3. The technical aspects of the image -
including correct exposure, sharpness, handling of tonal ranges,
appropriateness of choice between colour/black and white
At least 20% of the score should be weighted towards this
The results will fall into the following
- Non acceptance (under 17 points)
- Acceptance (17-22 points)
- Honours (23+ points)
The three highest scoring images will be awarded, Gold, Silver
and Bronze respectively.
The closing date for each of the competitions is midnight on the
last day of the month.
Results and scores for each competition will be available within
the respective competition gallery.
For those who attend a Club night, certificates will be
issued following the announcement of the results. For anyone else,
all certificates will be posted at the end of the competition
Throughout the year, points will be accumulated in the Open
Competitions and at year end the top three scorers will be
awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
is the competitions coordinator and is responsible for the running
of each competition.
Images should be resized to 1920 wide x 1080 pixels high
for entering into the competitions
Set Subject Competitions for 2013:
February - Natural History
April - People At Work
June -Mystery List
August - Primary Colours