About competitions

Club competitions are a useful way to hear opinions on other images and get helpful feedback to help improve your photography.  Even if you only come to watch you will pick up lots of hints and tips on how to take and prepare better images.  External judges are experienced photographers usually from local clubs in Surrey/Sussex.

If competing then you will usually be in a one of two categories, intermediate – for those new to competitions, or advanced – for more experienced members.  Judges provide feedback, advice and award points within each category – so you are compared with photographers of similar levels of experience.

Club competitions are typically held once a month for either prints or projected digital images (PDIs) throughout the Club year – with a finale to select a PDI and Print of the Year from those entered in the rounds. Images can usually be of any genre, style and have been taken at any time.

We also submit images to Sussex and Surrey Federation competitions and have a internal ‘set subject’ competitions – where the judge will select a theme for the images.

Past Competition Results:


Print Competition Results

Print of the Year – list of awards to date

Print of the Year Gallery


Projected Digital Images (PDI)

PDI Competition Results

PDI of the Year – list of awards to date

PDI of the Year Gallery


Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year

All Competitions – list of awards to date


Pre-2008 Results

Combined Print and PDI Competition Results

Slide of the Year – list of awards