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Five internal competitions are held throughout the season. Competition entries are welcomed from all club members in two sections:

Prints, and/or  Digitally Projected Images (DPIs)

Generally, three of the competitions are 'open' (i.e. the author's own choice of subjects) and two are themed.

Members are encouraged to enter up to 3 Prints and up to 3 DPIs in each competition. These images may be colour, monochrome or a combination of the two.  Entries must be the member’s own work, and can originate from a film or digital camera, or be prepared from scanned transparencies, negatives, photographic prints or as photograms. Note: Only fully-owned images may be submitted to the Club for competitions.


Entries for Open competitions should have been taken recently, or if older, should be substantially re-worked. Pictures for the themed competitions should have been taken since the last AGM, when the relevant subject was agreed.



For each competition a certificate is awarded to the top three placed entries in each section (Prints and DPIs).

At the end of the season, four trophies are presented:

  • Overall winner in the print section;

  • Overall winner in the DPI section;            

  • The Photographer of the Year, being the member gaining most points in total, i.e. from both the Prints and DPIs sections;

  • Merit Award to the eligible member gaining most overall points. Eligibility restricted to new members and those of the membership with less winning success in prior seasons.

SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO Ron Parnell -  (pending appointment of new Competition Secretary)



Competition Rules
Preparing DPIs for competition
Roll of Honour
Marble Surface


maximum pixels are 1280 wide x 800 high

Size Matters

Max height 800 pixels

Max width 1280 pixels

Presenting Prints

1. Whereas we continue to recommend a maximum mount of 500mm x 400mm, entries mounted up to A2 (590x420) will be accepted.  However, entries selected for external competition will need to conform to the commonly accepted standard of 500x400.

2. For the Panel competition, each constituent image is now limited to a maximum mount size of 420mm x 290mm (A3).  This will enable members to use precut mountboard (and corresponding frames) sized as 400mm x 300mm.

Note: These are maximum recommend sizes, members may continue to submit work within these limits.

Long Mynd Camera Club