Club competitions

Full details of regular Competitions and others that may be held.

Club competitions are open to fully paid up members of the Club, and the club's rules are available on this site. You will be invited to enter the various competitions we offer.

Five Open, Mono and Creative PDI and Five Print Competitions are held each season. The points awarded for each competition are added up to produce a winner at the end of the season.

Trophies are awarded at the Awards Night, to the winners of each competition and a cup is also awarded for a cumulative score.

We are not only competitive as individuals but as a club as well and we enter local and county exhibitions and competition 'battles'.

In addition to the monthly competitions others competitions include:

Member's Presentation with Commentary PDI

Up to 15 images may be entered, per member, all on the same subject. At the time of projection members give a 'live' commentary on their chosen theme. The maximum time allowed is 12 minutes for each sequence. Judged by the membership. The winner is awarded the Len Charles Cup.

Landscape Competition Prints

Each member may enter up to 3 prints, black and white or colour, but they MUST be landscape pictures only.

We define landscape as being a country scene of fields, mountains with a lake etc. but not seascape or townscapes.

This competition is judged by a Kent County accredited judge - no marks are given, just an overall winner who will receive the trophy, the St Aubyn Cup.

Anyscape Competition Prints & PDI    

Each member may enter a total of 3 prints or PDI or a combination of both, black and white or colour, and the definition is:

Anyscape is a "Scape" of any broad view that dominates the subject of any picture type.

This competition is judged by a Kent County accredited judge - no marks are given, just an overall winner who will receive a trophy yet to be decided.

For the season 2015/2016 for both the PDI AND Print Portrait Competitions we are asking for Environmental Portraits.  The Definition is as follows:

"An environmental portrait uses the person's surroundings to say something more about him or her or them.  It can be their workplace, their home or just a streetscene.  Or it can be nothing specifically to do with them but still adding some understanding of who they are.  There are no rules except that you show more than just a portrait" 

Please enter them in the normal way but please put them in order of preference 1 to 3 in case the competition is oversubscribed.

Portrait Prints   

Members are asked to submit, annually, up to 3 Print Portrait images, which if the competition is over subscribed, may be pre-selected by the judge. The overall winner will be awarded the "Portrait Cup"and merit awards may be given at the discretion of the judge.

Portraits  PDI        

Members are asked to submit, annually, up to 3 Digital Portrait Images, which if the competition is over subscribed, may be pre-selected by the judge.  The overall winner will be awarded a Cup yet to be decided and merit awards may be given at the discretion of the judge.

Themed Subject PDI

Themed Competition for the Peter Heritage Cup  Two cups, the Peter and Mollie Heritage Cups are awarded in this competition.

Annual PDI Competition

Members are asked to submit images from their previous seasons work,(number to be announced) which are made into an audio visual sequence (set to music).

Again an overall winner will be decided by an accredited judge and will receive the trophy The Reg Walker Cup, as the best digital image of the season.

President's Cup Prints

 This is awarded to the photographer of best print of the season - usually judged at the annual exhibition by an accredited judge.

Panel Competition      Prints & PDI's

A panel of images consisting of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 prints.

  • The panel may be any subject of your choice but should link together in a cohesive way and be visually balanced.
  • The sequence in which you would like your panel to be displayed should be clearly marked on the reverse of each print.
  • Members may enter a maximum of two panels each.
  • Each panel should be titled and marked Panel 1 and/or Panel 2” In the event of an exceptionally high number of panels being entered, the committee reserve the right to remove Panel Number 2 from the competition.
  • PDI Panels may also be entered, details on how to present these will be posted here in due course. A combination of PDI and Print Panels may be entered up to two per entrant. Judged by an external qualified judge

Audio Visual Competition  PDI Projection

An open competition in audio visual, duration up to 10 mins, any subject, with or without commentary, will be judged by an external judge experienced in Audio Visual.

The winner will be awarded the Nigel Winter Cup.

Creative  PDI        

Members are asked to submit images in this discipline to accumulate points from the five competitions held during the season, the member gaining the most points is awarded the "Creative Image Trophy".

"Creative" is difficult to define, it can be creatively photographed or manipulated in the computer and the judge decides and awards points and the winner by these criteria.

Folkestone Salon  PDI        

Quirky, imaginative, artistic images. May be judged by an Artist rather than external judge.

You may enter up to 3 images. Suspended 2013

Iphonography

Images to be taken on a mobile device and any processing done using apps within the phone rather than in  Photoshop on your computer.  Upload as PDI in normal way.