Our annual Exhibition celebrates the season’s work. This is the one-off competition for members to win trophies for individual images.

The winners of these contests will not only get a trophy, but their images will be displayed at the Club’s public exhibition.

Members can enter 6 Colour Prints, 6 Mono Prints and 6 Projected Digital Images which must be entered in one of the following classes:

A = Open: Any Print or Image which is not a Portrait, Record or Natural History / Nature subject as defined below. Landscapes, Figure Studies and Reportage are included in this section.

B = Portrait: An image of a person, whether face only or full length.

C = Record: Images depicting an object, building or place, in which accuracy of presentation is a primary object; including technical, illustrative, architectural, anthropological or archaeological.

D = Natural History / Nature: Any representation of Plant, Insect, Bird or any Animal in which accuracy of presentation is the primary object.

In addition to the cups and trophies, the judge will be invited to award a limited number of Certificates of Merit and Highly Commended awards to the runners up of the cups and trophies, which in his/her opinion are of sufficient merit. The Certificate of Merit will be the higher of the two awards.

Full details and rules can be found here.

Preparing Prints

Images entered in Print competitions are mounted on to board.

The maximum (and preferred) board size is 500mm x 400mm.

A video guide to mounting images is available here.

If you have questions or wish to borrow the club’s mount cutter, please contact Janet Hosford (Competition Secretary).

Here is a document that provides guidance on how to prepare your prints for entry into the competition.

Please note that you will also need to provide a digital version of your images via the PhotoEntry system.

Submitting Images

Here is a video explaining how to enter this competition along with details of how to load your entries onto the PhotoEntry system. 

Please note – this video does not include details of the meta data that needs to be added to your file – this is what you need to do:

  • Open up the folder on your computer that contains the image file.
  • PC users: Right-click on the image, and select Properties. 
  • Mac users: Control-click, and select “Get Info” (or press command + i on your keyboard).
  • In the window that appears, you can add the Title to the title box and your name in the Author box
Adding Meta Data to your file