We host nine internal competitions each season, as well has participating in several external competitions. It can 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.

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.

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, a PDI section and a non-scoring PDI critique only round where the judge will be asked to ‘judge with comment only’ and award no scores.

Members may enter a maximum of 4 entries into each round, with a maximum of two scoring prints and two scoring PDIs entered. Up to 4 non-scoring PDI can be entered into the critique only round as long as the members' entries do not exceed 4.

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. A mono competition is also run alongside the internal competition.

Below is a list of 2014/2015 internal league competitions with the date of the competitions and the closing date for which entries need to be submitted by.

Internal League Rounds

Competition Date

Closing Date


Open Subject

25 Sep 2014

18 Sep 2014

John Credland

Set Subject: Action

23 Oct 2014

16 Oct 2014

Alan Taberer

Open Subject

20 Nov 2014

13 Nov 2014

Micki Aston

Set Subject: Food & Drink

22 Jan 2015

15 Jan 2015

Peter Prosser

Open Subject

5 Mar 2015

26 Feb 2015

Paul De Sylva

Set Subject: Landscape

9 Apr 2015

2 Apr 2015

Gordon Roberts

Once the season is underway, winning and highly commended images will be added to the competition gallery. 

Other Internal Competitions

Further competitions during the year include the Phil Atkinson Versatility challenge, the Creative Digital,  and the Annual Open Competition.

Below is a list of internal cup competitions with the date of the competitions and the closing date for which entries need to be submitted by.

Other Competitions

Competition Date

Closing Date

Phil Atkinson Versatility

12 Feb 2015

5 Feb 2015

Creative Digital

7 May 2015

30 Apr 2015

Annual Open

21 May 2015

14 May 2015