Camera Phone Competition

For our next members’ evening on 13th March we are having a light-hearted competition for images taken with a phone camera.

You may submit up to six PDIs and/or prints.  Please make sure your preferred images have lower numbers as, depending on the number submitted, we may not use all of them.

You may work on your images in any way you wish – your imagination is your only restriction.

Please submit images in the usual way with a size no larger than 1600 x 1200 and to the internal competition email addresses.  The deadline is midnight on 6th March.

The competition will be judged by our very own Richard Burn.

Manuel Fohler will also be joining us and sharing his knowledge.  He will be giving us a presentation on the pros and cons of camera phone photography.

This is something different for the club and is bound to provide for an enjoyable evening.

It’s time to get out there and start being creative.

Seasonal Points

Just to remind you our next seasonal points competition takes place on Tuesday 6th February.

This is an open competition for 2 prints and 1 PDI or 1 print and 2 PDIs.

The deadline is midnight next Tuesday, 30th January so get busy over the weekend and get your images in.

Looking forward to another quality competition.

Architects’ Association Trophy

A Happy New Year to you all.

I hope you are all back in the real world and are raring to go in our first competition of 2018.

The competition for the Architects’ Association Trophy takes place on Tuesday 16th January with a deadline of next Tuesday, 9th January at midnight.  It is for PDIs only.

Please send in your images, maximum 3, on the theme of Architectural Emotion.

I look forward to see how you all interpret the theme.

Seasonal Points Competition 19th December

Please Note

The deadline for entries to our next seasonal points competition is Tuesday 12th December, the same day as our Christmas dinner.

It would be really helpful, and would make life easier, if prints for this competition could be handed in on Tuesday next, 5th December.

If that is not possible then we could arrange a mutually convenient collection point before the 12th – please contact Linda on the compsec email address to arrange.

If there is no alternative, then they will be received on the 12th as originally planned.

*Just to remind you, this is our first themed seasonal points competition of the year with the topic of water.

You can submit two prints and one PDI or one print and two PDIs.

Stan Searle Trophy



Our next competition, for the Stan Searle Trophy, is next Tuesday 7th November.

We have a good number of entries so thank you all for sending them in.

Just to remind you that on competition nights we begin the evening with notices at 7.15pm ready for a prompt start of competition judging at 7.30pm, allowing everyone to receive some quality feedback.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


New Season Competitions

The new season is upon us and our first competition takes place next Tuesday, 17th October.

Just to remind you, we set in place some changes this season to make sure everyone gets a fair amount of critique time from the judge.

Please arrive early on Tuesday for a 7.15 start for news and notices.  The competition will begin promptly at 7.30.

The tea break will be held to 15 minutes so that the second half of the competition is given more time.

These plans are for competition nights only.

We have had some great images submitted for our first seasonal points competition and look forward to a successful night on Tuesday.

See you all there!

Summer Events PDI Battle – Important Information


Please note:  The PDI Battle of summer event images will not now take place on 26th September as planned.  Instead it is going to be run as part of the welcome evening on Tuesday 3rd October.

You can submit up to three PDIS which must have been taken at one of the listed summer events. These must be emailed, as attachments, to the usual competition email address – – no later than midnight 30th September. They should follow the new competition standard (e.g. fixed dimensions of 1600 x 1200 px including any black borders, JPG, sRGB,  max file size 2Mb).          NB: this is a PDI only competition. 

These events qualify for the competition:


Counting Down to the New Season

It’s hard to believe I know, but there are just four weeks to go until our first internal competition of the new season!

I hope you have begun to sort through all the images you have taken over the marvellous summer we have had.

Our first challenge is open, the first to count towards the seasonal points set of five competitions.  This season you can enter two prints and one PDI or vice versa.  These need to be in by 10th October, at the latest, for the competition on the 17th.  Don’t forget the new rules for sizing this year.

You can click here for a complete list of competitions for the season.  Please note that the for the first time the Philip Lepper Trophy will be a prints only contest.

I look forward to seeing some exciting and creative images in the months ahead of us.