Competitions - Guidance & Rules

Club competitions are a very important aspect of our activities. Entering your images into competitions is a sure method of comparing the standard of your own work with that of other members and also improves your own work. There various internal competitions throughout the season, details listed below.  


The Ingram Series Trophy is open for all members throughout the season. The series consists of six rounds, each of a different theme, and is open to entries of print, both colour and monochrome, and digital projected images (d.p.i.).


The Sherburn, Bob Evans Raffles, and Dean Brothers Trophy competitions are for mono prints, colour prints and digital images respectively, to be displayed and judged in sets of three.


The Les Smith Trophy, (Now part of the Ingram) this competition is for images of Nature subjects in both their natural environment and in captivity including Wildlife parks, Zoo's etc subject to minimal evidence of humans. Entries for this competition are restricted to projected digital images only. For further guidance, please view the rules.


View the current rules adopted April 2019. Updated on web 11.12.19

Appendix for Nature (an additional round) to Ingram


Digital Images for both competitions and general club use should be no larger than 1600 pixels wide by 1200 high. A youtube video is available on resizing in Elements and Photoshop.

Please find attached a pdf of a number of articles that elude to the "dark art of Judging images" . 


Brian Cooper;

Competitions' Secretary