Competition Themes 2024

During 2024 we challenge our members with six (6) competitions throughout the year and an "End Of Year" competition at year's end.

As always, members are encouraged to take photos for the purpose of entering the competition rather than trawling their catalogue for images that match the set theme. The purpose of a competition is to inspire creativity and to challenge members to produce quality images for the purpose of entry. With each set subject we will also include an Open category. In the O pen category you are permitted to enter any image for consideration.

In 2024 we return to the inclusion of Print image entries for all competitions.

1. Monochrome

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example, by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Colour Work (Definition via the  APJA).

Entries due: February 13th, 2024

Judging: March 12th, 2024

Inspiration: Monochrome Pinterest Board

2. Still Life

An arrangement of inanimate objects in an artificial or natural setting. (APJA)

Entries due: March 26th, 2024

Judging: April 23th, 2024

Inspiration: Still Life Pinterest Board

3. Street Photography

A non-formalised genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other associated settings. Images can often be ironic or emotionally detached from subject matter, focusing instead on a particular context or detail. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. (APJA).

Entries due: May 14th, 2024

Judging: June 11th, 2024

Inspiration: Street Photography Pinterest Board

4. Red

Red: largely an open subject, however your concept of "Red" must be obvious and the dominant element of the image.

Entries due: June 25th, 2024

Judging: July 23th, 2024

Inspiration: Red Pinterest Board

5. Scapes: Land and Sea

LANDSCAPE: Is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky-based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph. (APS)
SEASCAPE: Is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph. People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph. (APS)

Entries due: August 13th, 2024

Judging: September 10th, 2024

Inspiration: Landscape Pinterest Board

6. Negative Space

Negative space is a key concept in photography that involves the use of empty or open space around the subject of an image. Negative space is not just about what is absent in a photo; it's about using that absence to enhance the overall composition and storytelling of the image.

Entries due: September 24th, 2024

Judging: October 22nd, 2024

Inspiration: Negative Space Pinterest Board

End of Year Competition - Open

Entries for the End of Year Competition is considered an open competition. Your images must have been entered in an earlier competition during 2024 in either the open or set subject categories. The image doesn't have to have earned a place; just have been entered. It may only be entered in original format; digital or print.

You may enter up to 2 digital images & 2 print into the End of Year Competition

Entries Due: October 22th, 2024.  
Judging/Awards: December 10th, 2024

Members who require further clarification are encourage to contact the Competition Steward See the Competition Rules for full details of entry requirements.  

Interclub Competitions 

Below are the Interclub competitions in which Williamstown Camera Club participates annually. Members are encouraged to provide images for selection by the entry date below. Both competitions accept print and digital entries.

VAPS Interclub

Subject: Open

Format: Print and Digital

Entries due: February 27th, 2024

Knox Monochrome Interclub

Subject: Monochrome

Format: Print and Digital

Entries due: TBA: Typically toward the end of May


Photo Shoot: Cancelled: Mornington Peninsular Shoot

Due to unfavourable forecast for this weekend we’ve decided to postpone this event.

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Mornington Peninsular
20th July 2024 1:00 pm
Judging: AGM and Judging: Red and Open

As usual we will quickly dispense with the business of our Annual General Meeting and get into the judging of our 4th competition of the year: Red and Open.

Walker Close Community Centre
23rd July 2024 7:30 pm

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