Monthly Topics

Please note that the month listed is when the images are to be entered. The evaluation, feedback and grading of the images are given the following month.

Members may enter two images per month, and they can both be the Set Subject, or both be Open or one of each.

Images may be as a print or a digital file. Please refer to the Club Handbook on how to submit images or ask a member for advice on how to do this correctly or your image may be refused for submission.

Submit digital images via the upload tab on our website.

January 2020

Favourite Meal

Special Holiday Topic (for a bit of fun)
Images must be taken from a Mobile Phone and will be judged by popular choice at the February meeting

Deadline: Sunday 26 Jan
Meeting: 5 Feb

February 2020


Straight out of camera JPEG no cropping or editing. Over the holidays take the opportunity to learn some of the different settings hidden in your camera. Use different colour profiles, multi exposure, shutter drag.

Deadline: 5 Feb
Meeting: 4 Mar

March 2020


Rough, smooth, serrated, bumpy, brick, wood, metal…there are tons of textures to capture out there. Shoot close and fill the frame.

Deadline: 4 Mar
Meeting: 1 Apr

April 2020

Anything Metal

It could be a rusty old gate or a fancy car the main subject should be made of metal.

Deadline: 1 Apr
Meeting: 6 May

May 2020


They can be photographed in so many ways, from silhouettes of bare branches to the colorful fallen leaves on the ground. You can even place your subject in the tree.

Deadline: 6 May
Meeting: 3 Jun

July 2020

Centered & Audio Visual Competition

Place the important thing in the middle. Remember another famous photographic guideline “less is more”? It often works very well in combination with the centered composition, when all you want to do is to draw the attention to your main subject and nothing more.

  • Bonnington Award
    Audio Visual Competition – entries accepted and shown at August meeting

Deadline: 1 Jul
Meeting: 5 Aug

August 2020


Roll up your sleeves it’s about to get messy in the darkroom. Time to break convention and push your processing to the limits.

Deadline: 5 Aug
Meeting: 2 Sep

June 2020

Mid-Year Competitions

More details in the club handbook.

  • David Gould Award
    This award is presented for the best NIGHT print or projected image
  • Annette Champness Award
    This award is presented for the best NATURE print or projected image
  • Mike Barkman Award
    This award is presented for the best black and white or monotone print or projected image.
    The subject is Open.
  • Prints: Theme – Creative Photography is an extension of conventional photography into creative art. Its purpose is to stimulate creative thoughts and encourage experimentation with new ideas going beyond a simple photograph.

Deadline: 3 Jun
Meeting: 1 Jul

September 2020


From waterfalls to water droplets. We want to see how you use water to enhance your image.

Deadline: 2 Sep
Meeting: 7 Oct

October 2020


Yellow must be the dominant colour or theme in your image. Be it a flower or a raincoat we want to be drawn to the happy colour of yellow.

Deadline: 7 Oct
Meeting: 4 Nov

November 2020

Year-End Competitions

More details in the club handbook.

  • Open Print
    The topic may be of the member’s own choosing
  • Open Digital
    Submit what you consider to be your best digital image. The topic may be of your own choosing.
  • George Bennett Award
    This Award is for the best portfolio of six prints or projected images.
    The portfolio does not have to follow a theme, but must demonstrate the proficiency of the photographer.

Deadline: 4 Nov
Meeting: 2 Dec

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