Competitions

Throughout the season the Club holds a number of Club Competitions as well as Inter Club Battles – these are an excellent opportunity for feedback and constructive advice on your images, and a chance to see others members’ work.

General competitions (external judge)

There are five competitions during the season from A to E each with a set subject and open category  – see submission dates and set subjects in the box below for 2024/5 season. 

Members can submit one image into each category:
Open Print
Open Digitally Projected Image (DPI)
Set Subject Print
Set Subject DPI

These General Competitions are judged by a qualified WCPF judge, with points awarded for placed images.

 

 CompetitionSubmission dateJudging night
AJourney + Open30 Sep 2428 Oct 24
BUK Flora, Fauna, Fungi + Open28 Oct 2402 Dec 24
CGolden/Blue Hour + Open02 Dec 2413 Jan 25
DStill Life + Open13 Jan 2517 Feb 25
EClosed  + Open17 Feb 2524 Mar 25
Annual2024/25 Annual competition24 Mar 2514 & 28 April 25

 

Annual Competition ( external judge)

In addition to the five general competitions which run throughout the year there is also the Annual Competition which offers members the chance to win various cups and trophies with DPI and prints.  The deadline for this year’s Annual Competition images is 25 March 2025. Details of categories for 2024/5 season can be found below: 

Award

Subject

Format

Notes

Pitchers Trophy

Family in Cotswolds

DPI, 1600 x 1200, sRGB

Topic chosen by our Club President

 

Dennis Moss Trophy

Open

Print 1600 x 1200, sRGB

 

Leonard Jones Cup

Open

DPI, 1600 x 1200, sRGB

 

Cavendish Cup

Black and white

Open

Print 1600 x 1200, sRGB

 

Miles Shield

Open (Club outing)

DPI, 1600 x 1200, sRGB

 

Gladiator Trophy

Aviation

DPI, 1600 x 1200, sRGB

 

Pitchers Cup

Open

Either Print or DPI, 1600 x 1200, sRGB

Open to new members only.

Summer Cup (judged by members)
This is an informal competition which takes place during the ‘off season’ between June and September. Members can submit an image on one or all of the following subjects , which must be taken between May 20th and Sept 2nd 2024. These  will then be judged by the other members at the start of the season. Images must be sent via the Club Dropbox before Monday 02 September 2024
 
   1. Small
   2. Medium
   3. Large
 
Ted Parrott Memorial Trophy (judged by members)

This new trophy, initiated in 2021, is in memory of a long standing and valued member of the Club, Ted Parrott who passed away in 2019.   Images must be of ‘Sporting Action‘, and be submitted by Monday 02 September. This image must have been taken between September 4th 2023 and September 2nd 2024.

Internal Club competitions – general rules
  • One image per category, 1600 x 1200px in sRGB colour space
  • Colour or monochrome
  • Competitions are judged by a qualified independent judge
  • Places and points awarded for First / Second / Third / Highly Commended / Commended
  • Images must have been taken within the previous three years
  • The set subjects are decided by member vote each season, and announced at the AGM.

Download Full Competition Rules

 DROPBOX LINK 

Please note that the Dropbox link for sending in your competition submissions  is

https://www.dropbox.com/request/zQvIEBdAVjzxUzQhNl1P

If you have any difficulty in sending images please email the Competitions Secretary on competitions@cirencestercameraclub.org

Inter Club Battles
CCC takes part in three battles a year, currently against Swindon, Calne  and Wantage Clubs, Cheltenham and Stroud Clubs,  and Tetbury Camera Club.

Images entered into the Battles are chosen from the members’ images submitted to the General Competitions by the Battle Secretary and a small selection committee.

On ‘Battle Night’, an independent judge scores each image out of 20, and announces the winning club at the end of the evening.

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.

Don McCullin, Photographer

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