Currently we are meeting OnLine

As we are following government advice, our normal weekly meetings at the church centre have been cancelled. However, we are organising monthly competitions and are hosting virtual meetings. Details of these are circulated to the membership.

Annual Competitions

There are two annual competitions; a print competition and a PDI competition. Each competition has six sections which are beginners (definitions below), record (definition as for quarterlies), portrait (definition as for quarterlies), natural history (definition as for quarterlies), monochrome open (definition as for quarterlies) and colour open (definition as for quarterlies). An external judge assesses each competition; they give each entry feedback (comments) and a mark out of 20. In each section a winning and runner-up (Certificate of Merit) image are identified. Other images may be awarded Very Highly Commended or Highly Commended. All images entered into the annual competitions may be selected as SPS entries into L&CPU club competitions. If you would prefer that your image not be entered into an L&CPU competition, please let the Competition Secretary know.

Annual Rules

A maximum of seven entries per author in a competition

A maximum of three entries per author in any section

No image can have been previously entered in a SPS annual competition

An image can have been previous submitted to no more than three SPS merit or quarterly competitions.

Entries together with an entry form must be submitted two weeks before a competition

Except for final printing, images must be entirely the work of the author

  • All four merits competitions are split into two parts; PDI and print. The PDI part has three sections monochrome open,
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  • The six quarterly competitions are organised as three pairs. Each pair consists of a print competition and a PDI competition.
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  • There are two annual competitions; a print competition and a PDI competition. Each competition has six sections which are beginners
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Section Definitions
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Image Preparation
  • Submitted Digital Projected Images (DPIs) must be jpeg. These can be presented in either landscape or portrait format; whatever the
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  • Prints must be mounted on board with a maximum size of 400mm x 500mm and a minimum size of 375mm
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