Quarterly Print competitions

We have 4 Print competitions per season – 3 open subject and 1 set subject.
Members can enter up to 3 prints in each competition. Images entered as prints can’t be entered again as PDIs
Marks are given out of 20 for each image; the member who scores the highest marks across all 4 quarterly competitions wins our annual Print Trophy.

Go to Members’ Area for competition entry guidelines for Prints

Quarterly PDI competitions

We have 4 PDI (projected digital image) competitions per season – 3 open subject and 1 set subject.
Members can enter up to 3 PDIs in each competition. Images entered as PDIs can’t be entered again as prints.
Marks are given out of 20 for each image; the member who scores the highest marks across all 4 quarterly competitions wins our annual PDI Trophy.

Go to Members’ Area for competition entry guidelines for PDIs

The member who scores the highest combined marks across both the Quarterly Print and Quarterly PDI competitions wins the annual Chandler Cup.

Images entered for set subject competitions must meet the THEME of that set subject. Where judges feel that images don’t meet the theme they’ll offer comments on the technical merit of the image but will award only low marks

The Brian Hodgson Trophy (Print only)

Members can enter their choice of 3 of the prints they’ve previously entered for the season’s quarterly print competitions, or they can be images taken specifically for this topic and not previously entered into any competition.
This is always a themed competition.

Photograph of the Year (Print & PDI)

Members can enter their choice of 2 print and 2 PDI images which they’ve previously entered into the season’s quarterly competitions. They don’t necessarily have to be the most highly marked ones, but the ones the member considers to be his or her best images. Images previously entered as prints can’t be entered as PDIs in this competition, and vice versa.

Images in the above competitions are assessed, and marks are awarded, by an accredited SCPF judge

Shoot a Theme

This annual favourite should comprise up to 7 prints (no larger than 13cm x 18cm each) mounted on one mount board. The board should tell a story or illustrate a theme of your choice (it helps if you put your title at the top and your name on the back of the board). You are allowed to enter up to 2 boards; mount board is available from the Club at a very reasonable price.

This competition is judged by Club members