Programme 2021


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR January 2021 – June 2021

Last Updated: 9th November 2020

Please keep checking this page for any changes to the programme.  Any changes, since the last update, will be highlighted in GREEN text.

Please visit\login to the Members Only section, to download a copy of the programme in PDF format

With the COVID-19 situation, we will be unable to meet in the hall until further notice  The committee have produced a programme of online meetings\talks\competitions members can attend using Zoom.    IDs and passwords for the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all club members in advance.

All meetings\talks\competitions will commence from 19:30.  When joining a meeting\talk you may enter a waiting area until the host allows you in.  

For competitions, only the competition secretary’s & judges microphones will be enabled.  All members viewing the competition will only be able to view and hear the meeting.  You will not be able to ask questions or comment etc.

The Natural History Group are planning to hold a online Zoom meeting once a month.  Details on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members of the group.


PDI Competitions 2021

Members that would like to enter the upcoming PDI competitions will need to email their entries in. 

With the extra time required, to make sure everything is correct for the competitions, the following rules apply to the three PDI Competitions:

  • No entries on memory pens can be accepted at this time
  • All entries MUST be received two weeks before the competition date.  This is to allow the competition secretary time to check all the images, setup the competition and send a copy of all the images to the judge to view on their own screen. Please see the programme for entry due dates
  • Entries must be within 1400px width and 1050px height 
  • No late entries will be accepted (e.g. the day after entries were due)
  • The competition secretary will not be able to resolve any image issue(s) (e.g corrections to colour space, image size) or replace incorrectly entered images
  • Any images not entered correctly will be rejected
  • All entries must be in a ZIP file and entitled with the members name (e.g Joe Bloggs, Joe Bloggs LRPS)
  • All entries must be numbered 01, 02, 03 followed by the title (e.g. 01 My Best Photo, 02 Windmill in Kent, 03 Bird on a stick)
  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 
  • We cannot accept a paper entry slip, at this time.  Members can either scan in an entry form and send it with their images or list in their email the order and titles of their images.  Please make sure your entry information matches your PDI files
  • Include in the subject of your email, the PDI competition number you wish to enter (e.g PDI Competition Number 1)

If any member does not wish for their images to be possibly selected for external competitions, please could they let the competition secretary know by email.

The images displayed in the Zoom meeting\competition will NOT be the images judged and will be displayed for members to see only.  The judge will be asked to mark based on the images they received and viewed on their own profiled screen

Please send your entries to:

competitions@maidstonecameraclub.org.uk

The competition secretary will confirm that your entry has been received, by email.


Dave Addiscott Competition Rule Amendment for 2021

As we were unable to hold the competition in 2020, we have made a change to one of the rules for 2021.
The images must have been taken between 29th October 2019 and 30th March 2021 and not previously entered for an internal competition
The rest of the rules remain unchanged and still apply


Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Jan 5th Asian Odyssey Steve Carrol
Jan 12th Winter Photography
Email entries for Presidents Cup Competition
Robert Harvey BA/ARPS/EFIAP/CEnv/CSci/MCIWEM
Jan 19th Street Photography Jerry Web
Jan 26th Presidents Cup Our president – Don Salmon
Feb 2nd More Digital Doings Ray Bridges LRPS/CPAGB/ADPS/BPE3*
Feb 9th Talk Title TBA
Email entries for PDI Competition Number 4
Alex Hare
Feb 16th A Learning Curve Justin Minns
Feb 23rd PDI Competition 4 Sandie Cox DPAGB/ARPS
Mar 2nd My Photographic Journey Terry Donnelly
Mar 9th Journey Through Mongolia
Email entries for Annual Portrait/Record/Natural History PDI Competition
Julian Elliott
Mar 16th 1st Half – Gambia
2nd Half – Talk Title TBA
Roger Parker
Tess Salmon
Mar 23rd Annual Portrait/Record/Natural History PDI Competition Tony Oliver CPAGB/ARPS/BPE4
Mar 30th Talk Title TBA
Email entries for Dave Addiscott Competition
Andrea Hargreaves
Apr 6th Photographing Wildlife Steven Hedges LMPA/LRPS
Apr 13th Dave Addiscott Competition Peter Wells ARPS/CPAGB/BPE3*/EFIAP
Apr 20th From Pursuit to Passion to Profession
Email entries for Annual PDI Pictorial Competition
Ashley Franklin
Apr 27th 100 Strangers Steve Myall EFIAP/BPE4*
May 4th Annual PDI Pictorial Competition Kirsty Ralph ARPS / QGP
May 11th The Greater Picture Tom Way
May 18th Chasing the Light Kieran Metcalfe
May 25th Talk Title TBA Jenny Hibbert
Jun 1st AGM & Awards Night Our chairman – Peter Brook
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