Internal Competitions 2018-2019.

Click on each competition to see the results.

Competition Hand in Judge
First PDI Competition Sep 20th 2018 Mr Doug Bennison LRPS CPAGB
First Print Competition Nov 1st 2018 Mr Nick Hilton EFIAP DPAGB BPE5*
Second PDI Competition Dec 6th 2018 Mr Paul King CPAGB
Second Print Competition Jan 17th 2019 Mr Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB
Third PDI Competition Feb 28th 2019 Mrs Jane Lines MPAGB LRPS BPE5*
Third Print Competition Apr 11th 2019 Mr Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4*
AV Competition Feb 21st 2019 Mr Jake Loddington
Triptych Competition Mar 7th 2019 Panel of Members
Battle of the Sexes May 23rd 2019 TBC

Guidance on the format of images submitted for the Projected Digital Image Competition and the Triptych Competition is given as a pdf file on the Downloads page of this website. To view this guidance, please click here.

Nature (Specialist Subject)

Nature photography covers images of living birds, plants, animals, fungi etc. provided that they are not domesticated or cultivated. It also covers subjects such as weather and geology provided they are titled to show their significance in the natural world. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, as well as photographs of cultivated plants, are ineligible. Photographs of semi-wild animals in captivity (eg. zoos or nature reserves), or under other forms of restraint, are acceptable provided this is disclosed by the entrant in the title.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Any manipulation of the image is limited to minor re-touching of blemishes, exposure, sharpening etc. and must not alter the content of the original scene. Titles must be specific and correct. Latin titles are not essential if the species can be accurately titled in English.

New PAGB and L&CPU Nature Rules

In conjunction with FIAP, PSA and RPS, the PAGB have recently issued a new definition for entries in the Nature section of their competitions. Click here to download this definition. For the moment, our Internal Competitions will NOT be adopting this definition, but any members entering L&CPU or PAGB Nature Competitions should be aware of these rules.

Read Christine Widdall's comments on the new definition here.