Programme of Club and External Events

Open Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16603" align="alignnone" width="300"] Delena Harris[/caption]


The first opportunity this season to test some of your images in competition. Don’t forget we are having both PDI and Print competitons this season, it would be great to see your print entries.

You can enter a maximum of 4 images in any mixture of PDI and Print. remember that the PDIs need to be 1600 x 1200 pixels for this season.

There is no theme, so just enter your best pictures.

This is competition 1 and the closing date for this event is 16/09/24

The judge for this competition is TBA.

Mix and Match Competition (Ellesmere Port) @ The Whitby Club
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

[caption id="attachment_178" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lens Abstract[/caption]


As this is the closing date for Competition 2 prints will be accepted at Ellesmere Port. If you do not intend to be there and want to enter prints, please let Brian Lunt ( know and alternative arrangements can be made.


Mix & Match Competition

Each year we hold a fun ‘Mix and Match’ competition with Ellesmere Port P.S.
We alternate hosting this between the club and this year it is their turn to host the evening..

The event is always a lot of fun with lots of banter and attempts to influence the judge (not usually successful!).


The basic rules are as follows:

The room is set up with two screens and projectors. The first club displays an image, the second club then displays an image that ‘matches’…this could be content, colour, shape etc. If the judge agrees that there is a match the second club is awarded a point, if there is no match then the first club receives the point. There is also a point awarded for the better image in each round….ie two points awarded for each of the thirty rounds. Clubs alternate in displaying the first image in each round. Each club is only allowed 30 images. There is only a short time to choose your matching image.

When selecting the 30 images we need to try to have some that are difficult to match (when it’s our turn to display first) and a selection of ‘matchable’ images when we try to match theirs.

We will need 30 DPIs most of which will be selected form competition entries, however, we also need some unusual or quirky images. They are not the sort you would usually enter in a competition so we are asking you to upload any suitable images you may have. The key thing is that they should be difficult for the other club to match so bear this in mind.

Further details and uploading arrangements will be announced nearer the time.

Shadows and Reflections Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16088" align="alignnone" width="300"] Lynda Haney – Highly Commended[/caption]

The theme for competition 2 is “Shadows and Reflections”.

Just use your imagination for this but remember that either the shadows or reflections should be the main focus for the image.

PLEASE NOTE: On the hand in date (Monday 21st October) we will not be meeting at Frodsham as it is the night of the Mix and Match competition at Ellesemere Port where there will be a print box for collecting entries but, if you wish to enter prints and will not be at Ellesmere Port, there will be alternative arrangements announced nearer the time,

Competition 2, closing date for entries 21/10/24.

The judge for this competition is TBA.

Flora, Fauna and Fungi Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16629" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maggie Bullock -Highly Commended[/caption]

The theme for competition 3 is “Flora, Fauna and Fungi”, including slime moulds.

We don’t normally attach criteria to competitions but for nature-like themes we feel that we must.

Just remember that we will be applying the following rules and the story telling value of a your photograph will be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.

We will accept

  • Images taken in zoos, game farms, botanical gardens or aquariums
  • Images taken in any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
  • Images with scientific tags, jessies etc.
  • Any processing of images by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening.
  • Any cloning of image defects and minor distractions.

We will not accept

  • Human created hybrid plants or cultivated plants
  • Feral (escaped) animals, domestic animals (pets), or mounted specimens (taxidermy).
  • Any form of editing which alters the truth of your photograph, for example composite images are not allowed.

Competition 3. Closing date for this is 16/12/24.

The judge for this competition is TBA.

Urban Competition (POY) @ Frodsham Community Centre
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_16432" align="alignnone" width="300"] Leo Kidds[/caption]

The theme for competition 4 is “Urban”. This is a deliberately wide ranging subject so it could be close ups, street photography, architecture etc.

Competition 4. closing date for entries is 17/02/25

The judge for this competition is TBA.

Annual Open Competition @ Frodsham Community Centre
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Annual Open competition is a stand alone competition with it’s own trophies to try for. Unlike our other competitions you can enter images from previous competitions.

Competition 5. Closing date for entries 17/03/25.

The judge for this competition is TBA.