Annual Competition


  • Separate print and projected image (PDI) competitions are held in November, each judged by an external judge.
  • All entries will be divided into three categories in each competition:
    2019 Prints: Open, Nature and Sport, Action & Photojournalism
    2019 PDIs: Open, Nature and Altered Reality
  • Images which clearly don’t fit the definition of the category (except Open), 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 and Nature categories are permanent fixtures of the competition, but the other two categories will change each year. We are following the YPU category definitions.


  • There is a maximum entry of four prints and four projected images.
  • You may enter a maximum of two images into each category. If you wish to submit more than two Nature or Open images you must split them between Prints and PDIs.
  • 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.
  • Trophies are awarded for the 1st placed Nature print and projected image and the 1st placed Open print and projected image. We hope to have trophies for the rotating categories but this may not occur until next year.
  • The best 8 marks awarded for both prints and projected images combined will count towards the “Photographer of the Year” award.