Competitions and exhibitions

Competition Schedule 2018

The CALENDAR lists all upcoming club meetings, activities and competiton deadlines. For every competition it also provides a link to the image upload software.

Click here for a printable version of the 2018 program correct at 10 May.

A copy of the 2018 Set Subjects can be downloaded here

60th Annual Exhibition

Download Conditions of Entry here

The Annual Exhibition will be held at St George's Anglican Church, 43 St Bernards Rd, Magill, on Tuesday 4 December, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Judges, members, members family and friends and anyone interested in photography is welcome to attend. The entry donation is $5. Please arrive at 7:30 to allow time for viewing the images prior to the eight o’clock start.

Watching You © Aldo Trissi

Watching You © Aldo Trissi

Public exhibition

There will be an exhibition of members work in a public venue in the first part of each year. Details for 2019 to be advised.

Nitty-gritty details

Image preparation and upload

Click here to enter your images for competitions and the annual exhibition. 
Click how-to for upload instructions.
Click here for image sizing instructions for PDI.

Competition rules

  • Only full financial members may enter competitions. This excludes associate members.

  • Members must exhibit their own work.

  • Image manipulation is not permitted in nature, photojournalism or travel photography categories.

  • Image titles must be unique. Once titled an image must retain that title regardless of any future editing including cropping or conversion to black and white. 

  • Each print must be labelled on the back with the author's name, and a unique title. Each digital image must be entered via the upload system and the image title entered in the field provided. Note that the file name is not important.

  • The same or similar image may not be entered in more than one media on the same competition night.

  • An image may only be entered twice in competition.

  • If an image receives an Honour or Merit it is excluded from any further monthly competitions irrespective of section or media.

  • Honour and merit awards do not preclude entry of any image in the annual exhibition.

  • Aggregate annual scores for prints and projected digital images are assessed by counting all monthly scores for the annual total.

  • Set Subjects: A judge may reject entries as "out of category".

 About judging

The question is sometimes asked, "what does the judge like?" Perhaps the question should be turned around to be, "what qualities should the photo have that I am putting forward for judging?" This article has some relevant information on the qualities that need to be present in a well crafted photo.

APS Photographic Honours

The Australian Photographic Society has an Honours system that recognises the photographic skills and achievements of APS members. As a member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), APS also administers applications for FIAP’s honour system, FIAP Distinctions, on behalf of all Australian applicants, including those that are not APS members. You can find more about this on the APS website.