The WPS has internal competitions with judges from the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) and also participates in inter-club competitions with other clubs in the SCPF region.
WPS internal competitions.
We run ten internal Monthly League Competitions each season, with judges from the SCPF.
There are five print competitions and five Projected Digital Image (known as PDI) competitions.
Internal competitions are each divided into three classes. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
If you are not sure which class you should enter please discuss this with the Competition Secretary, or other committee members if he is not available.
The Society Competition Evening
This is a light-hearted evening of themed competitions without classes. The entries in each competition must comply with the relevant guidelines described in the first section Advice on Entering. The competitions are listed here.
The Mono Competition
A competition purely for monochrome prints, sometimes termed black and white but can in fact be any single colour plus white, i.e. not necessarily black with white.
This season we have incorporated the competition as part of the second round of the Print League. The consequence is that there is now a "class" element to the competition, i.e. Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.
The judge for the evening will award places per class as usual but will additionally choose an overall winner who will receive the FB Heathcote-Wride Old Symmetrical trophy.
New WPS Members Competition - "The George Walsh Trophy" and "Set of three pictures"
First held 30 January 2018
The George Walsh Trophy - Photo-journalism/Documentary
This new trophy is presented in memory of George Walsh, longstanding member of WPS, who died in May 2017. During his 60 years of membership he was actively involved in the running of the Society, taking the role of President twice and being appointed Honorary Life President in 1991. He ran the Society’s annual exhibition for 31 years, and was co-founder of the Audio-Visual Group.
The theme for the George Walsh Trophy is Photo-journalism and Documentary photography. Images should chronicle events, daily lives, social situations and public occasions.
Set of three pictures
The second competition of the night will be members' sets of three images that have a linking theme, on a subject or concept of their own choice.
Please note that our competitions are open only to WPS members.