Internal Competitions 2015-2016.

Click on each competition to see the results.

Competition Hand in Judge
First Print Competition Sep 24th 2015 Mr Keith Barber FIScT LRPS
First PDI Competition Oct 29th 2015 Mr Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4*
Second Print Competition Dec 3rd 2015 Mr Paul King CPAGB
Second PDI Competition Jan 14th 2016 Mr Doug Bennison LRPS CPAGB
Third Print Competition Feb 18th 2016 Mr Ken Ainscow DPAGB BPE4*
Third PDI Competition Mar 31st 2016 Mr Tony Duffey CPAGB
AV Competition Feb 18th 2016 Mr Barry Colquhoun DPAGB
Triptych Competition Apr 14th 2016 Panel of Members
Battle of the Sexes Apr 21st 2016 Mr Paul King CPAGB

Guidance on the format of images submitted for the Projected Digital Image Competition and the Triptych Competition 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.

New PAGB and L&CPU Nature Rules

In conjunction with FIAP, PSA and RPS, the PAGB have recently issued a new definition for entries in the Nature section of their competitions. Click here to download this definition. For the moment, our Internal Competitions will NOT be adopting this definition, but any members entering L&CPU or PAGB Nature Competitions should be aware of these rules.

Read Christine Widdall's comments on the new definition here.