- Separate print and projected digital image (PDI) competitions are held in November, each judged by an external judge.
- All entries will be divided into three categories in each competition
- Images which clearly don’t fit the definition of the category as specified above, may receive no score or a minimal score at the discretion of the judge. You can read the category definitions here.
- The Open Colour and Open Mono categories are permanent fixtures of the competition but will alternate between Print and PDI. Yhe other two categories will change each year on a (currently planned) 4 year cycle. With the exception of “Local” which replaces “Mobile” we are following the YPU categories.+
2021 Prints: Open Colour, Scapes, Architecture & Record
2021 PDIs: Open Mono, Creative, Sport & Action
2022 Prints: Open Mono, Nature, Local
2022 PDIs: Open Colour, Scapes, Architecture & Record
2023 Prints: Open Colour, Travel, People & Portrait
2023 PDIs: Open Mono, Nature, Local
2024 Prints: Open Mono, Creative, Sport & Action
2024 PDIs: Open Colour, Travel, People & Portrait
- There is a maximum entry of four prints and four projected images.
- You may enter a maximum of two images into each category.
- Images should meet the same basic requirements in terms of size, file naming and mounting as for the bi-monthly competitions. See here for projected images and here for prints.
- It is the entrant’s responsibility to mark every entry with the appropriate category. The entry will be judged in that category, regardless of whether the judge agrees with the classification.
- Neither prints nor projected images to have been entered in previous annual competitions. Previous entries from bi-monthly or other club competitions are acceptable.
- You may not enter the same image into both the print and projected competitions.
- The judge will mark each entry to a maximum of twenty marks.
- For each of the categories the judge will be asked to make the award of First, Second and Third. Highly Commended and Commended awards are at the judge’s discretion.
- The best 8 marks awarded for both prints and projected images combined will count towards the “Photographer of the Year” award.