Bimonthly Competitions


  • In “normal times” each bimonthly competition is composed of two entirely separate competitions – Prints and Projected Digital Images.  *However, until group restrictions have ended there will be no print competition.
  • The competition categories from January 2021 are “Open Colour” and “Open Mono”
  • There are five rounds in each calendar year, typically held in January, March, May, July and September.
  • The print and projected image competitions will each have either their own judge from within the Club or (as a trial in 2021) an external Judge.

Entry Restrictions

  • The maximum number of entries in each round is 3 prints and 3 or 4* projected images.
  • The maximum number of entries in each programme year is twelve prints and twelve projected images.
  • Neither print nor projected image entry should have been shown previously in any Club competition.


  • The judge will mark each entry to a maximum of twenty marks.
  • The judge will award First, Second and Third to the winning print and image entries in each round. Highly Commended and Commended awards are at the judge’s discretion.
  • The best 8 marks for a member’s print entries and the best 8 marks for projected image entries over the five rounds will count towards the Bimonthly Print and Projected Image awards.
  • The best 8 marks awarded for both prints and images combined over the year will count towards the “Photographer of the Year” shield and “Jim Strom Memorial Trophy” (new members)  award.