Competition Topics

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Month Topic Definition
January OPEN

Any subject matter may be entered.

The Club reserves the right to reject any image which may be deemed offensive.

February OPEN

Any subject matter may be entered.

The Club reserves the right to reject any image which may be deemed offensive.

Judge - TBA

March FLORA OR FAUNA

An image of any flower, plant, tree, fungus, animal, bird, fish, reptile, insect, spider or crustacean.

Photographs of mounted specimens, domestic pets and obviously set arrangements are ineligible. Photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable.

A perpetual trophy is awarded for the best image in this subject each year.    

Judge - TBA

April RED for CP and DPI - OPEN for MP

Colour prints and DPI - An image which features the colour RED.

Monochrome prints - Any subject matter may be entered.

Judge - TBA

May LANDSCAPE OR SEASCAPE

A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and/or sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion.  It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph. 
A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph.  People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph.

A perpetual trophy is awarded for the best image in this subject each year. 

Judge - TBA

 

June OPEN

Any subject matter may be entered.

The Club reserves the right to reject any image which may be deemed offensive.

Judge - TBA

July PORTRAIT

A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length.  This definition includes candid photographs and formal portraits.

A perpetual trophy is awarded for the best image in this subject each year. 

Judge - TBA

August PHOTOJOURNALISM and/or SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY

Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, sporting events or human interest stories. Alternatively, the photograph may be concerned with the portrayal and interpretation of society encompassing both human and non-human subject matter.  In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable.  The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality

A perpetual trophy is awarded for the best image in this subject each year. 

Judge - TBA

September OPEN

Any subject matter may be entered.

The Club reserves the right to reject any image which may be deemed offensive.

Judge - TBA

October EMOTION

An image depicting emotion.

Judge - TBA

November END OF YEAR

END OF YEAR: Entries of the best prints/digital projected images of the year. All entries must be presented exactly as originally submitted. No remounting, further manipulation, adjustments or changes to the titles.

December
End of Year Open

The best images from the monthly competitions.