Club Internal Competitions

All members of the club are encouraged to enter their work into our internal competitions, which are spread throughout the season.

Print Competitions for Season 2020-2021

Due to the restrictions and practical constraints imposed by Covid-19 and social distancing requirements, LBPC has taken the difficult decision to suspend all Print competitions for the current season. 

We host nine internal Photography competitions and one Audio Visual competition each season, as well as participating in several external competitions. It can be a daunting prospect to put your images forward for open critique and judging. However, this is an excellent way to learn how to improve your photography.

If you are new to Club Competitions take a look at our Get Involved page if your interest is in Projected Digital Images (PDI). If Printing piques your interest, see our guide to Club Competition Printing page.

All of our competitions are judged by judges affiliated with the PAGB and come from outside our club.
We have a set of rules that govern our competitions. SEE HERE

Twelve Club Trophies are presented to the competition winners at the end of the Season:

  • Print Championship (Sections One and Two)
  • Projected Digital Image Championship (Sections One and Two)
  • Print Portfolio (Sections One and Two)
  • Projected Digital Image Portfolio (Sections One and Two)
  • Print Image of the Season
  • Projected Digital Image of the Season
  • Landscape Cup*
  • Howard Morris Memorial Trophy*
  • Audio-Visual Presentation
  • PDI Knockout

*presented alternate years

Internal League Competitions

The internal league competition consists of six rounds and is open to all paid up members. There are three set subject rounds and three open rounds, alternating between the two. In every round, there is a print section, an advanced PDI section (S1) and a beginner/intermediate PDI section (S2).

Members may enter a maximum of 2 entries into each round (2 images total per round, be they print or PDI). Each image is given a score out of 20 and the best score for each member in each round is totalled up with the member with the highest score for prints and for digital images awarded the club prizes.

For information on our current and past season results, see the Competition Results pages.

(please be aware that images in the competition pages may contain nudity)

Below is a list of the current and next season internal league competitions, with a definition of each set subject and the judge.

League Competition Round Dates – Season 2020-2021

Description: This is an open subject competition.

Judge: Martin Patten

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

 

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘AT HOME OR GARDEN’.

Description: Any photograph in which was taken in the authors Home or Garden during 2020.

Example: Tabletop, Flowers, Still Life, Portrait, Creative

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

Description: This is an open subject competition.

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

 

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘PAIR’.

Description: Any photograph in which the predominant/focal interest of the image is a ‘PAIR’. The subject of the image must show two things of the same appearance and size that are intended to be used together, or something that consists of two parts joined together. It MUST NOT contain a subject where PAIR is used to describe a single object, such as a pair of scissors/glasses etc.

Example: A pair of shoes/gloves,

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: Season 2020-21: PAIR
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: N/A

 

Description: This is an open subject competition.

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

 

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘REFLECTION’.

Description: Any photograph in which the predominant/focal interest of the image is a ‘REFLECTION’.

Example: Reflection in a puddle, glass

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

League Competition Round Dates – Season 2021-2022

Description: This is an open subject competition.
Definition: N/A

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘TBA’.

Definition: Any photograph in which the predominant / Focal interest of the image is  ……

Description: TBA

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.  

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Open Subject: Any subject, colour or B&W.

Definition: N/A

Description: This is an open subject competition.

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘TBA’.

Description: Any photograph in which the predominant/focal interest of the image is …………

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Open Subject: Any subject, colour or B&W.

Definition: N/A

Description: This is an open subject competition.

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Set Subject: The Set Subject for this months league competition is ‘TBA’.

Description: Any photograph in which the predominant/focal interest of the image is ……….

Example:

Judge: TBA

NOTE: Following the decision made at the 2019 AGM the competition rules for submission have changed. Entries for the PDI competitions will only be accepted via a link to upload your images (currently Dropbox). Entries via email are no longer accepted. An exception may be made in exceptional circumstances and by prior agreement.

In addition, PDI’s for Print entries will only be accepted via an upload link.

Submit your images here:

  • PDI Competition image submission link: TBA
  • Print Competition PDI submission link: TBA

Other Internal Competitions

Further competitions during the year include the Print and PDI Portfolio Competition, the Print and PDI Of The Season.

Below are the competition dates and a summary of other internal cup competitions.

Other Internal Club Competition Dates – Season 2020-2021

This is a sophisticated, utterly unfair and usually pretty chaotic competition. Contestants submit up to 6 images each, which are anonymously and randomly selected for projection in pairs. One of each pair is chosen by the assembled club members, via a show of hands, to go through to the next round. Last image standing is the winner.

PLEASE NOTE: For the current season all Print competitions are suspended in the current COVID-19 health crisis. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is now a PDI only competition. As announced all Print competitions are suspended in the current COVID-19 health crisis. 


Three to Five images on a single 1400 x 1050 canvas. P.D.I.format, standard competition requirements. The rules state “This annual competition is for portfolios of 3-5 Prints or Digital Images, to be judged as a panel.”

Please see the full rules on the Club Website SEE HERE

Judge: TBA

Please upload your entries via the following Dropbox link:  TBA
Description: This is a normally a black & white print only contest with up to two prints that must NOT have been entered into any previous league competition.
It was instigated and sponsored by Howard Morris, one of our veteran members whose great love was B/W prints and who also donated the trophy. The submissions must be Black/White without any toning, colour-popping etc. This is a biannual contest alternating with the ‘Landscape Cup’.
PLEASE NOTE: For the current season, this is now a PDI only competition. As announced all Print competitions are suspended in the current COVID-19 health crisis. 
Judge: TBA

PLEASE NOTE:  As announced all Print competitions are suspended in the current COVID-19 health crisis. 

The ‘PDI Of The Year’ competition is held at the end of the season, following the completion of the Clubs League Competitions.

  1. Members may submit up to two images in total, print or digital image. In accordance with the Clubs Competition general rules.
  2. All images must conform to the rules as set out in General Competition Rules, Rules For Print and Rules For PDI.
  3. Each image MUST have previously been entered into its respective format category (Print or PDI) and in one of that season’s six club league competitions. These are the three “Open” and three “Set Subject” competitions only.
  4. Images may be amended to take account of the judge’s comments (inc. image title) at the original competition.
  5. There are no sections (S1 or S2); members of both sections are invited to select their best work from that season. All members compete equally against each other.
  6. The Committee will appoint an external judge for the ‘PDI Of The Year’ competitions.
  7. The Judge will select the first, second and third place images
  8. The Judge may at his/her discretion award Commended and Highly Commended awards to those images they consider warrant recognition.

For this competition, held at the end of the season, members may submit up to two digital images that they have previously entered in one of that season’s six club league competitions. These are the three “Open” and three “Set Subject” competitions only.

Judge: TBA

Other Internal Club Competition Dates – Season 2021-2022

This is a sophisticated, utterly unfair and usually pretty chaotic competition. Contestants submit up to 6 images each, which are anonymously and randomly selected for projection in pairs. One of each pair is chosen by the assembled club members, via a show of hands, to go through to the next round. Last image standing is the winner.

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