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 2020-2021(Provisional - awaiting programme confirmation)

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 - April 6th 2020 - Subject is 'Open' (submit by 23rd Mar 2020)

Open - Completely free topic choice


    • Competition 2 - July 13th 2020 - Subject is 'Street Photography' (submit by 29th June 2020)

Street Photography - also sometimes called candid photography generally features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents in a public space


    • Competition 3 - October 19th 2020 - Subject is 'Circles' (submit by 5th October 2020)

Circles - Your images can be of any subject, colour or black nad white, but a key compositional element or subject should include the geometric shapes called circles


    • Competition 4 - February 8th 2021 - Subject is 'Blur' (submit by 25th January 2021)

Blur - Your images should make creative use of blur within the photograph. Check out this article for some inspiration for the different types of blur 


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