Club Competitions

Throughout the season the club holds competitions and, through appraisal by those asked to judge, this is one of the best ways to gain proficiency. All members are strongly encouraged to enter as many competitions as are available. Competitions are open to ALL members.
Please bear in mind that if you do not enter a projected image or print, we may not have a full evenings entertainment on competition evenings. It is incumbent on members to support the programme for the benefit of the club.

1. To maintain fresh competition material, the same or significantly similar image may be entered only once as a print or projected image. It therefore becomes ineligible for any future competitions with the exception of the Dyment Trophy for DPI of the year, and the Poulson Cup for the print of the year, and must be entered in the same season.

2. Two images can be entered in each competition. Where the competition involves the production of a Triptych, or a set of 3 images (Sleep Trophy), two sets of images can be entered. Images are to be with the competition secretary by the deadline.

3. Each photographer MUST own the copyright of every element of the image. Clip Art and Copyright Free material are not permitted. An entry may be rejected if it does not conform to competition rules, of if it is deemed to be unsuitable.

4. Entries will be returned to members, usually within 14 days. The Committee may request an exceptional image for the purposes of representing the Club in external competitions, Exhibitions and the Website. Every care will be taken of members work as far as possible.

5. By submitting images for competitions or diplomas, the entrant permits the club to use any of the entered material in external competitions or for publication on the Website. Right of reproduction will be assumed unless specifically withheld.