Competition Themes 2022

During 2022 we challenge our members with six (6) competitions throughout the year and an "End Of Year" competition at year's end.

All 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 the competitions 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 pool. In the open category you are permitted to enter any image for consideration.

2022 sees us continue with digital only entries. No print entries will be accepted for this year.

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 8th, 2022
Judging: March 8th, 2022
Inspiration: Monochrome Pinterest Board

2. Windows

The APJA describes a "window" as "an opening for the purpose of admitting light and air. The window/s used to make your image must be active in the scene, i.e. if not THE subject it must be instrumental in telling the subject's story.

Entries due: March 22nd, 2022
Judging: March 8th, 2022
Inspiration: Windows Pinterest Board

3. Architecture

Is a building or structure of any type, old or modern, exterior or interior. Detailed features of any part including domes, doors, roofs, stairways, steeples, towers, verandas, and windows. (Definition from APJA)

Additional notes from Mario Mirabile's presentation.

  • Focuses on buildings and other human-built structures, highlighting their character, features, and architectural style.
  • May feature one or multiple buildings.
  • Can be exterior or interior (which is often more demanding).
  • May include incidental elements, such as people, provided the architecture is the focus.
  • Ideally expresses the vision of the architect in an artistic manner.
  • Consider you angles, your choice of lens, and your point of view, interior or exterior view.
  • If photographing a well-known building, how will you capture it differently, don't present the same photo we've already seen.

Entries due: May 10th, 2022
Judging: June 14th, 2022
Inspiration: Architecture Pinterest Board

4. Emotions

About a person or people experiencing one of the human emotions e.g. love, hate, despair, fear, sorrow, joy, greed, envy etc. Capture them... your image should make us feel the emotion you're attempting to convey. We can use our subject, scene, and lighting to tell our story.

Entries due: June 28th, 2022
Judging: July 26th, 2022
Inspiration: Emotions Pinterest Board

5. Series

A photographic series is a collection of images that are themed together and shown together. Your series should be telling the same story or continuing a same theme. Minimum of three images, collated into the one image for submission.

Entries due: August 9th, 2022
Judging: September 13th, 2022
Inspiration: Series Pinterest Board

6. Food

A form of still life, we're looking for you to capture food as a product. We're not looking for snaps of your lunch, we're wanting you to use styling, lighting, and accessories found around your home to make a distinguished image of a food scene.

Entries due: September 27th, 2022
Judging: October 25th, 2022
Inspiration: Food 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 2022. The image doesn't have to have earned a place; just have been entered. You are free to make changes to the image, however it must be entered in the same format it was entered previously with the same name as submitted. Two (2) entries per person per format, a total of four entries.

Entries Due: October 25th, 2022.  

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 we have typically entered in the past.

VAPS Interclub - Open - TBC
Knox Monochrome Interclub - Monochrome - TBC


Social: Club Christmas Dinner

This is an opt in event, if you haven't already RSVPed and paid you've missed out for this year.

As with last year's dinner, due to it being such a success, we'll be hosting this in our club rooms. Join us for a wonderful social gathering with food and friends as we celebrate the year that was and look forward to the year to come.

BYO drinks and any extra nibbles you'd like to share.

Walker Close Community Centre
6th December 2022 7:00 pm
Awards Night: Annual EOY Awards Night

We present the awards for 2022 at our final meeting of the year!

Walker Close Community Centre
13th December 2022 7:30 pm

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