In addtion to the Club Programme we will be encouraging you to participate in a number of external competitons with our neighbouring clubs and affiliated regional groups: Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) and Sussex Photographic Federation (SxPF).
Our elected External Competition Secretary, Chris Haines, has put together a selection panel for the coming season and will be inviting entries once the dates are confirmed. There are classes for developing and experienced photographers so everybody is welcome to participate.
Selection Team 2018/19
MIX & MATCH COMPETITION
Middleton vs. Bognor & Littlehampton
Monday 3rd December
These are informal events which encourage the use of those photographs that don't usually see the light of day!
The idea is that two or more teams hold a 'hand' of about 40 different pictures - the whackier the better! One team leads and projects a picture, the other team(s) have 30 seconds to match the image -the match is colour, form, interpretation etc. The judge will decide whether the match is achieved or not (with some 'encouragement' from the audience!).
In the month prior to each Mix & Match event you will be invited to send in your photos - try to find some that might be hard to match. Tuck a few away now then you'll be ready!
Mix & Match prints remain eligible for entry into a formal competition.
MSW Shield COMPETITION
Middleton vs. Selsey & Witterings
Monday 4th March
This is an annual competition with each club selecting 20 entries. You will be invited to submit images for consideration and the more the merrier. Let's see if we can bring it home for a 4th year!
Monday 15th April
This year the challenge will take the form of a print panel on the theme of 'MOVEMENT'.
Find three prints that are somehow linked and look good together as a set. You might link the images by topic, content, colour, shape....anything so long as they are harmonious and in tune with the theme - check the rules for specific requirements.
PRINT/PDI of the Year
Monday 20th May
This is your chance to select your favourite images from the 2018-2019 season - see rules for entry requirements.
As a tip, photography is an art and not a science so judges seldom agree with each other. Don't reject images that may have not done well - if YOU like a picture then why not give it a second outing you may be pleasantly surprised!
Knock-out competitions are typically print competitions run with a series of heats. Prints are submitted by members on the night and 'shuffled' up. Two are picked at random and presented side by side. Members vote on their favourite, which then goes through to the next heat. At the end, only two pictures are left and a winner is selected.
Knock-out prints remain eligible for entry into a formal competition.