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HomeInternal Competition 2022-23

Competition Evenings

These are competitions amongst Society members and are judged by a variety of experienced judges or professional photographers. There is a mix of open and themed competitions, and images are marked out of 20. Any member can enter and judging takes place anonymously, so it's a great forum for everyone to have their images constructively critiqued.

The total scores from the print and DPI (digital projected image) competition rounds held each season decide who are our "top" photographers in each category.

To see all future scheduled competition evenings click here. Logged-in members can check the submission deadline dates here.

This Year's Competition

2022/23 Competition Under Way!

Our new Competition Season got off to a strong start under our new Chair Nick Bowman with three Members securing maximum points in both the Print and Digital categories. Kudos to Natalie Robinson, Debbie Smyth and John Murray for achieving this rare feat. Top scores were also recorded by Paul Shelley and Rob Wilkinson, with only mild suggestions of a “fix” by the outgoing competitions secretary. 

Making a welcome return to judge the session was former member Caroline Preece. 

Twenty seven members entered the digital section and 17 displayed prints images in this “open” Round. 

Thanks are due to Debbie Smyth and Dennis Law for managing the technology side of things, which might have been a bit daunting after the departure of our former Webmaster John Murray. Thanks also to Colin Page and Ian Guilfoyle for handling the Prints.   

There will shortly be a report on the Society’s Blog at: 


and you can see all the images in the latest Galleries and slideshows below.

The overall scores for the 22/23 Season to date are laid out in the PhotoEntry print-outs here:

Internal Competition Results Round 1 2022/23 DPI

Internal Competition Results Round 1 2022/23 PRINTS

Internal Competition Totals after Round 1 of 2022/23 Season DPI

Internal Competition Totals after Round 1 of 2022/23 Season PRINTS

The “Ranked Scores” show the scores for each image for each member from highest to lowest scoring (from left to right).

Future Rounds of the 2022/23 Season - dates, themes and judges

Round 2: Judging Session, 6th September (deadline, 3rd September), Theme “Speed". Judged by Ian Ryall CPAGB. We will be looking for dynamic images that give a sense of movement at pace; it might be a moving object, a running child, something blurred or something “frozen” in motion. The session will be judged by Ian Ryall, another new face on our judging panel.    You can see some examples of his photography at: Ian Ryall ( 

Round 3: Judging Session, 7th December (deadline 3rd December), “Open” Theme. Judged by Tim Morland ARPS. Check out his Instagram account "tim morland". Judge to be confirmed.

Round 4: Judging Session, 7th March (deadline 4th March), Theme “A Different Perspective". This could include images that are taken from an unusual point of view or angle; it could also be an image of something or someone familiar which shows up some surprising characteristic.  Judged by Dr Julie Hutson ARPS DPAGB


Last Season, 2021-22

For information on last season’s Internal Competition and links to Galleries of the images click below:

Internal Competition 2021-22

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