About our Photographic Competitions

We usually hold four competitions each year and all paid up members are welcome to take part.  Everyone goes into a single competition; we do not have elitist categories for beginner, intermediate, advanced etc.

Competition Details

Most competitions are on a theme, for example 'Blue', 'Dusk til Dawn' etc.  Where a competition is 'Open', any image can be submitted. Generally the first competition for each club year is an Open category (to get the creative juices flowing!)

All our Competitions are for Printed (and mounted) and/or Digital Images which are projected onto a large screen  (also known as PDI - Projected Digital Images).  Our competition secretary or any of the committee can help if you have any queries about or would like to take part in our competitions.

The top 5 entries are scored, usually by an outside judge, who can provide positive feedback on each entry.  Competition nights are very interesting for all members as the feedback usually includes hints and tips that everyone can benefit from (see below).

Competition Dates for 2019-2020

For this Club year the dates and subjects of the Club Photo Competitions are as follows (remember entries have to be submitted a fortnight before the actual competition):

    • Competition 1 - June 3rd 2019 - Subject is 'Open' (submit by 20th May 2019)

Open - Completely free topic choice

    • Competition 2 - July 29th 2019 - Subject is 'Red, White and Blue' (submit by 15th July 2019)

Red White and Blue - Your subject, main focal point, or key composition element should have all 3 of the colours red, white and blue

    • Competition 3 - October 21st 2019 - Subject is 'Still Life' (submit by 7th October 2019)

Still Life - Your images can be of any subject, but should be shot in the style of a "still life"

    • Competition 4 - February 10th 2020 - Subject is 'Shallow Depth of Field' (submit by 27th January 2020)

Shallow Depth of Field - Your images should make use of a shallow depth of field as a compositional element 

Annual 'Photographer of the Year' Trophy

Points are awarded for the top 5 placed images in each discipline, and for those commended by the judge. The scores for each club member from all the competitions during the year are totalled and the club member with the highest cumulative score is awarded the 'Photographer of the Year' Trophy at the AGM.

Check out the previous Warrington District Camera Club Annual 'Photographer of the Year' winners