Annual Competition 2019

The competition will be judged by Derek Godridge of Penryn Camera Club.

The competition is open only to members with a current paid annual subscription.

All images must be entirely the work of the submitting entrant.

Each image submitted may be entered in one category only.

Images must be in jpeg format, and of maximum size 1600 wide by 1200 high pixels. Portrait images must therefore have a maximum height of 1200 pixels. No hard copy images will be accepted.

There are three competition categories; Open, Monochrome, and Abstract/Impressionistic.

Open: no limitations on subject matter or techniques used either for image capture or for post processing. Images may be colour or monochrome. Toning or selective colouring of monochrome images is allowed.

Monochrome: monochrome images may be toned but only to mimic traditional darkroom practice, eg sepia, selenium, lith processing etc. Selective colouring, whether achieved at image capture or by post processing, will only be accepted in the Open category.

Abstract/Impressionistic: images should intend to show subjects which are removed from their normal context to the extent that the viewer is, at least initially, in some doubt as to what is being shown (abstract), or to demonstrate an artistic, rather than a literal representation of the subject (impressionistic). Long exposure images should be included only if the exposure is sufficient to render the subject matter as appropriate to this category, but otherwise should be in the Open or Monochrome category.

The Judge’s decision as to whether an image is correctly categorised shall be final.

Each member is allowed a maximum of two images in each category.

The final date for entries will be May 10th.

Images should be titled as SAPC-O1(or O2, M1, M2, AI1, AI2 as appropriate)-author-title, and sent to Bill Smith ( preferably using the free “We Transfer” software, (, or by email. If using email please save as a folder of images and attach it to an email rather than embedding the images within an email.

Best of luck everyone!