Internal Competitions 2009-2010.

Click on each competition to see the results.

Competition Hand in Subject
First Quarterly Competition Oct 1st 2009 Nature
Second Quarterly Competition Dec 3rd 2009 Land / Seascapes
Third Quarterly Competition Jan 28th 2010 Portrait
Fourth Quarterly Competition Mar 25th 2010 Record
Battle of the Sexes Cancelled this year
AV Competition Thurs Nov 19th 2009 Digital Audio-Visual Sequences
Triptych Competition Thurs Apr 8th 2010 A Panel of 3 prints or digital images

Guidance on the format of images submitted for the Projected Digital Image Competition and the Triptych Competion are given as a pdf file on the Downloads page of this website. To view this guidance, please click here.

Nature (Specialist Subject)

Nature photography covers images of living birds, plants, animals, fungi etc. provided that they are not domesticated or cultivated. It also covers subjects such as weather and geology provided they are titled to show their significance in the natural world. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, as well as photographs of cultivated plants, are ineligible. Photographs of semi-wild animals in captivity (eg. zoos or nature reserves), or under other forms of restraint, are acceptable provided this is disclosed by the entrant in the title.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Any manipulation of the image is limited to minor re-touching of blemishes, exposure, sharpening etc. and must not alter the content of the original scene. Titles must be specific and correct. Latin titles are not essential if the species can be accurately titled in English.

Still Life (Specialist Subject)

A still life is a work of art, depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). This gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of the composition than in most other forms of photography.