Parkstone Camera Club runs a series of competitions throughout the season.
Competition nights are very popular, and competitions fall into different categories, taxing many aspects of the entrant's photographic prowess.
Our In-House Studio evenings and Presentations can inspire our members - which leads them to create and participate in competition entries.
League competition evenings
Held through the season, they carry points that go towards prestigious awards made by the club.
There are now just TWO league entry Categories (Mediums), Prints & Projected Digital Images (PDI).
Subjects for the entries are either open or set. The set subject/s will be agreed at the AGM and put onto the club website. The club programme will define which of the competition evenings are either set or open subject.
A judge external to the club is appointed to cast comment and critical appreciation of the entries, and give awards.
Comments from judges are intended to be constructive and informative for the future endeavours of entrants and other members alike.
*Note: The Submission Deadline for both PDI Images & PRINTS is: ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT.
*Note: The Club is now using a new 'Web Entry' system as a preferred method of submitting Projected Digital Image (PDI) entries.
PRINTS are submitted to The Competition Secretary in person
PDI image files are submitted to the Assistant Competition Secretary (via the Web Entry System)
View the Competition RULES - see the club's MEETINGS PROGRAMME for Competition Dates, subject matter and submission Deadlines
For this season there are TWO SET SUBJECTS for each medium.
"Sunset" & "Black & White"
i.e. TWO SET SUBJECTS competitions for PRINTS and TWO SET SUBJECTS competitions for PDI images.
*FUN COMPETITIONS:These non-league Competitions below, are not normally judged formally, as the League Competitions are.
*Please remember - the Submission Deadline is the same: ALWAYS 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION.
*THREE WAY SPLIT:
This Season is to be held on: 20th February 2019
*note: this competition alternates between PDI and Prints each season.
This season it's PRINTS
The requirement for this season's Three Way Split Competition is to create a 'panel' of three PRINTS and has a SET SUBJECT:
See below for further details.
Instructions on how to submit your entries will follow.
The SET SUBJECT for this season is "SONG TITLES"
- Please name your image files appropriately e.g:
1_JOE BLOGGS#Theme Name - left.jpg
2_JOE BLOGGS#Theme Name - centre.jpg
3_JOE BLOGGS#Theme Name - right.jpg
*AV (AUDIO VISUAL) Competition:
see the club's MEETINGS PROGRAMME
Held on 9th January 2019
Members submit a five minute long presentation of a mixture of Audio & Visual elements
see the AV Rules
Held on 20th February 2019
*note: The venue for this competition alternates each year !
This year it is The Tate Modern Gallery (next season this will be The National Gallery)
visit the website: www.nationalgallery.org.uk
visit the website: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern
Held on 9th January 2019
Just as the title suggests - let your imagination run wild for this one!
The Objective of this competition is using imagination to create something which is more than just a print mounted on a piece of card.
The emphasis in this competition is fun and humour is much appreciated.
The picture must be primarily photographic but outside attachments are fine.
See the RULES - see the club's MEETINGS PROGRAMME
Date held: 20th February 2018
to be held on TBA
The Objective of this competition is to encourage photographers to achieve a panel of prints with a theme, without the expense of producing entries for a full blown panel competition.
Each entry should consist of between five and ten en-prints (maximum size 7" x 5", and they may be trade processed), mounted as a panel, on a board not exceeding 20" x 16".
All prints should not have been entered previously in this competition.
Example enprint entry - 'my Garden'
Each member may submit two entries.
For the full explanation see the Enprint Panel Competition RULES
The winning entrant will be awarded the Joe Hudson Trophy which will be presented at the AGM.