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Internal Competitions

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.

2024/25 Competition Round 1 Judged!


Round 1 of the 2024/25 season of our internal competition took place on Tuesday 4th June 2024 with a 'Landscape' theme. The judge was Slawek Staszczuk. A report of Salwek's general comments is available in the blog (see link below).

Eleven members presented prints in the first half of the evening.

Two images were held back for a second look in the print category. Ultimately, 19 points were awarded to "Hazy sunset' by Deborah Smyth and the maximum 20 points were awarded to 'Sunderland Sunrise' by Chris Murray. Their photos can be seen in the blog (see link below) and the galleries (see link below).

Twenty-two members entered the DPI competition in the second half of the evening.

Two images were held back for a second look in the DPI category. Ultimately, 19 points were awarded to 'Dead Vlei March 23' by Justin Smith and the maximum 20 points were awarded to 'A relaxing golden hour' by Deborah Smyth. Again, their photos can be seen in the blog (see link below) and the galleries (see link below).

 
Thanks to Stephen Ingall & Dennis Law for managing the image projection, & to Colin Page and Rob Wilkinson for handling the Prints.

There is a full report on the evening on the Society’s Blog at: 

Blog

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

Print Gallery

DPI Gallery

The results for Round 1 can be found here:

Internal Competition Results Round 1 2024/25 PRINTS

Internal Competition Results Round 1 2024/25 DPI


2024/25 Competition Totals


After this, the first competition of our Internal Competition Season 2024/25, cumulative totals are limited but can be found via these links:

Internal Competition Totals after Round 1 of 2024/25 Season PRINTS

Internal Competition Totals after Round 1 of 2024/25 Season DPI

*PLEASE NOTE before you contact the Competitions' Secretary that the “Ranked Scores” (the lower table in the linked pages above) show the scores for each image for each member from highest to lowest scoring (from left to right), NOT the round scores! 


2023/24 Competition Winners

The results of last year's internal competition were:

In the Print Competition, Dan Waller came third, with 69 points. Nick Bowman came second, with 70 points. The winner, with 75 points and, therefore, the current holder of the Marston Trophy was Debbie Smyth.

In the DPI Competition, Paul Shelley and Susi Luard came second equal, with 70 points. The winner, with 74 points and, therefore, the current holder of the Howe Trophy was Colin Page.

Slideshow
2024-06-Print
Slideshow
2024-06-DPI

Coming Soon! The new 2024/25 Season continues - dates, themes and judges

Round 2: The next Internal Competition evening will be the new Season's second competition, on Tuesday, 3rd September (entry deadline is midnight on Saturday 31st August). The genre is 'Open', so members may submit photographs on any theme. The judge will be Malcolm Rapier, who makes a welcome return to the Society.

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