LBPC battles in friendly competition and rivalry with other local CACC (Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs) Clubs.

These include the: ImageZ Print Exhibition; XRR Visions; Bedfordshire Invitation inter-club competition and the Central Club Challenge. In addition, we also compete annually with our twined club Camberwell Camera Club in Melbourne, Australia.

The CACC each year organise a series of interclub competitions all of which culminate on Championship Day in March. The CACC runs three types of competitions:

Single event annual competitions, for members to enter individually with entries coordinated by Clubs:

  • Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition
  • Phone Photography Exhibition

Single event annual inter-club competitions:

  • Inter-Club Print Championship
  • Inter-Club Projected Image Championship

Multi-event inter-club competition:

  • The Rosebowl

External PDI Competitions

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: CACC
  • Type: Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Dates:
    • Round 1 – Tuesday 12 October 2021
    • Round 2 – Tuesday 7 December 2021
    • Round 3 – Wednesday 23 February 2022
    • Final – Sunday 13 March 2022
  • Place: Final at Amersham (to be confirmed)
  • CACC Entry Deadline: Not applicable
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Not applicable
  • Info: The competition takes place in a league style with 3 rounds held at host clubs. The league is organised into random groups of 3 or 4 clubs, so that each club competes against different clubs in each round. The top 12 clubs from the league stage are invited to the Rosebowl Final, which takes place on the CACC Championship Day.
  • Further Details:  http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/chilterns-rosebowl/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: CACC
  • Type: Individual Via Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Sunday 13 March 2022
  • Place: Amersham (to be confirmed)
  • CACC Entry Deadline: Sunday 27 February 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Sunday 20 February 2022
  • Info: An annual PDI competition that is judged on CACC Championship Day in March.  It is open to any individual member of a CACC club and is ‘Open’ subject. Members’ image choice is entered via the club – one image per member. No club-level preselection allowed.
  • Further Details:   http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/chilterns-hundred/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: CACC
  • Type: Individual Via Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Sunday 13 March 2022
  • Place: Amersham (to be confirmed)
  • CACC Entry Deadline: Sunday 27 February 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Sunday 20 February 2022
  • Info: A competition for individual members to enter one image originated in a phone camera. Entries (one per author) to be submitted through the club. No club-level preselection allowed.
  • Further Details:   http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/phonephotography/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: CACC
  • Type: Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Sunday 13 March 2022
  • Place: Amersham (to be confirmed)
  • CACC Entry Deadline: Sunday 27 February 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Sunday 20 February 2022
  • Info: Clubs submit 15 images, with not more than 3 images per photographer. None of the images may be the same as those included in a Print Championship entry shown on the same day.
  • Further Details:  http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/print-projected-championships/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: NCPS
  • Type:  Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Thurs 10 March 2022
  • Place: Christ Church Hall, Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
  • NCPS Entry Deadline: 24 February 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Not applicable
  • Info: The Central Club Challenge is an annual PDI “Open” competition. The competition is competed by clubs from Beds, Bucks and Herts. Each club enters five PDIs to represent the club, plus a tie-breaker image. The images are judged live on the night.  The LBPC usually chooses our best images over the past year from our various competitions.
  • Further Details:   Click here

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: Tring Camera Club
  • Type:  Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Thursday 24 March 2022
  • Place: Tring Club Venue
  • Tring CC Entry Deadline: Thursday 3 March 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Mon 25 February 2022
  • Info: This is a new competition.  Five Intimate Scapes, each taken by a different photographer. A sixth ‘tie breaker’ image is also be supplied and this can be taken by another photographer or one of those chosen for the main 5 images.  The Club will choose from our best images from our own competition plus any other members who wish to submit.
  • Further Details:   https://www.intimate-landscape.com/  and https://www.tringcameraclub.co.uk/

Competition Results

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: LBPC & Camberwell CC
  • Type:  Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • Place: TBD – probably on Zoom
  • NCCC Entry Deadline: Not applicable
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Not applicable
  • Info: This is an annual competition between the club and Camberwell (Australia) Camera Club.  Each club submits 30 entries, usually making sure that as many individual members are represented as possible.  Each club judges all 60 images separately and the scores combined.
  • Further Details:   https://lbpc.org.uk/the-two-hemispheres-challenge-competition/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: Biggleswade & District Camera Club
  • Type: Club
  • Media: Digital
  • Judging Date: TBC
  • Place: TBC
  • B&DCC Entry Deadline: TBC
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: TBC
  • Info: This is an annual “open” digital competition between 12 Bedfordshire clubs. Seven digital images are entered plus one additional tiebreaker.
  • Further Details:   Details to follow.

Season 2021-22 Postponed until 2023

  • Organiser: XRR Photographic Society
  • Type: Individual & Club (Please cc images to LBPCExtComps@gmail.com)
  • Date: TBC
  • Place: TBC
  • Entry Deadline: TBC
  • Entry Fee: £3 per individual
  • Info: XRR VISIONS is a projected digital image trophy competition aimed at individual competitors from any PAGB affiliated club. There is the option however for 3 individuals from a club to be registered as a club team for a separate trophy.

External PRINT Competitions

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: CACC
  • Type: Club
  • Media: Print
  • Judging Date: Sunday 13 March 2022
  • Place: Amersham (to be confirmed)
  • CACC Entry Deadline: Sunday 27 February 2022
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: Sunday 20 February 2022
  • Info: Club submits 15 prints from not more than 3 per photographer. All prints must be mounted 400 mm x 500 mm. None of the images may be the same as those included in a Projected Images Championship entry shown on the same day.
  • Further Details:  http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/print-projected-championships/

Season 2021-22 Entry Details

  • Organiser: St Albans Camera Club
  • Type:  Club
  • Media: Print
  • Judging Date: TBD
  • Place: St Albans Club Venue
  • StACC Entry Deadline: TBD
  • LBPC Entry Deadline: TBD
  • Info: This is an annual “open” competition between eight (sometimes nine) local clubs.
  • Further Details:   Details to follow.