CCOTY 2017/18 Portraits

Camera Club of the Year (CCOTY) Update

The results of the first round of the competition have now been published in Issue 50 of the Photography News. We (the BCC) scored a creditable 80 points against the winner, Eastbourne Photographic Society, who scored 90 points. Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club scored 89 points.


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.

CCOTY 2017/18 Round 2 Portrait

DEADLINE for Submission of Images

This is a reminder that your PORTRAIT images need to be with us by midnight on Thursday 30 November for consideration by the selection panel.

Please send the image by email as an attachment to


Camera Club of the Year Competition

CCOTY 17/18 First round – Scenic 

We have now submitted our entries to the competition. Congratulations to Lynn Short, Manuel Fohler, John Dunn, Bruce Deacon and Richard Burn for taking the images selected by the panel.

You can view the images by following the CCOTY link under the Galleries menu on the club website.

We will be submitting an entry for the next round on a theme of Portrait soon, so you can be choosing now which of your images you will put forward to the panel.  Further details including dates for submission and a reminder of sizing etc to follow.

Camera Club of the Year Needs You

Photography News’ Camera Club of the Year Competition 2017-18

This notice is to tell you that your Committee have decided to enter the Competition and to invite entries from members for the first round which will take place shortly.  Further details of the competition are given on page 16 of the current issue, No 49, of Photography News ( and will be discussed at the club meeting on 7 November.


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.


Three from Six Submissions

I hope you have been working hard on the “3 from 6” event. Your chance to play havoc with other people’s images. Change them, improve them, have fun or just make them different. What will you do?

The details and where to find the images are here

Select up to three, mess them about and upload the finished image(s) to me at by 14th November.

I’ll prepare a running order and ask each of you to tell the other members what you did to create your image and why.


Prepare now for the “3 From 6” evening

On November 21st the club has a Members’ Evening, the “3 From 6” event.

Prior to this date participating club members will have chosen up to three from six given images and applied whatever techniques they desire to the image to improve/alter/manipulate/create etc.  These final images will then be projected on the 21st November and each author will have the opportunity to summarise what they did and why.

This is not a competition and neither is it an exercise in showing off how good you are at Photoshop, but it is an opportunity to show how you have approached each image. Is it already perfect? Would a mono conversion improve it? Would you straighten, crop or remove parts? Highlight and darken areas? Would you change it completely; add a new sky, overlay a texture, turn it upside down? Go mad, surprise us, everyone has their own ideas, fly your own kite, anything goes.


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!