Programme 2022-2023


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR September 2022 – June 2023

Last Updated: 7th June 2022


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Viewing Competitions Over Zoom

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

Print competitions will NOT be shown over Zoom.


Monthly PDI Competitions (Excludes: Dave Addiscott, Whitcombe)

Members that would like to enter PDI competitions will need to either email their entries in or give the competition secretary their entries on a USB memory stick with a completed entry slip.

Each member may submit a total of 3 images.  Full rules can be found in the club handbook.

The following rules apply:

  • 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), replace incorrectly entered images or amended any titles of 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)
  • All entries must be listed in the email text, so the competition secretary knows which image is 01, 02 & 03
  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 

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.

PRINT Competitions

Members that would like to enter Print competitions will need to bring in their entries two weeks before the competition date.  The prints will be judged on the evening.

Each member may submit a total of 3 print.  Full rules can be found in the club handbook.

The following rules apply:

  • All entries MUST also include a PDI version, so the image can be shown on screen for members to see.  Only the print will be judged.
  • 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) or withdraw a print
  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd prints will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 

If any member does not wish for their prints 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 be displayed for members to see only.  The judge will be asked to mark based on the prints only.

Please send your entries to:

competitions@maidstonecameraclub.org.uk

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


Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Mon Sept 5th ZOOM ONLY
A.G.M. & Welcome to Club Night
Chairman – Peter Brook, Club Officers & Members

The rest of the programme will be held on Tuesday evenings, as normal

Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Sept 6th Deception in Landscape Photography Jane Goodall
Sept 13th Through the Years
Submit entry for 1st Monthly PDI Competition
Warren Alani MSC/ARPS/DPAGB/FIAP/APBE
Sept 20th In the Footsteps of Shackleton Eddie and Pam Lane ARPS/DPAGB/EFIAP/APAGB
Sept 27th 1st Monthly PDI Competition Lorraine Robins
Oct 4th Echoes of Silence
Chernobyl 34 years later
Submit entry for Dave Addiscott Memorial Trophy PDI Competition
Graham Harries
Oct 11th Mastering Street Photography
10 Pro tips for Success
Brian Lloyd Duckett
Oct 18th Dave Addiscott Memorial Trophy PDI Competition
Submit entry for 1st Monthly Print Competition
Paul Adams ARPS/DPAGB/FDPS/APAGB
Oct 25th My Journey into Photography Kylie Martin
Nov 1st 1st Monthly Print Competition
Submit entry for Whitcombe Trophy PDI Competition
Tony Bentley ARPS/CPAGB
Nov 8th Coastal Alison Taylor ARPS
Nov 15th Whitcombe Trophy PDI Competition Don Salmon
Nov 22nd Japan’s Winter Wildlife
Submit entry for 2nd Monthly Print Competition
Roger Geldard
Nov 29th Promoting Passion Jo Knight DPAGB/QPSA/BPE1/EFIAP
Dec 6th 2nd Monthly Print Competition Andy Smith LRPS/CRAGB
Dec 13th Christmas Party Club Members
Dec 20th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Dec 27th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Jan 3rd The World of a Wildlife Photographer
Submit entry for 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
David Boag
Jan 10th Smart Phone Photography Jeanette Lendon
Jan 17th 2nd Monthly PDI Competition Darren Pullman BPE3*/CPAGB/EFIAP
Jan 24th Tiger and Sharks
Submit entry for Mobile Phone PDI Competition
(Open – No Selfies)
Bob Johnson ARPS
Jan 31st The Magic Art of Painting Light David Gilliver
Feb 7th Mobile Phone PDI Competition
(Open – No Selfies) 
Peter Young
Feb 14th Long Exposure
Submit entry for 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Antony Zacharias
Feb 21st Photographing on the Dark Side Peter Benson ARPS/CRGP/AWPF/CPAGB/BP3*
Feb 28th 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Submit entry for 3rd Monthly Print Competition
Caroline Preece LRPS
Mar 7th Pix and Mix Barbie Lindsay
Mar 14th 3rd Monthly Print Competition
Submit entry for Annual Set Subject Print Competition (Portrait/Nature/Record)
Alan Lomakin CPAGB/BPE3*/AFIAP
Mar 21st Title to be announced Steve Carroll ARPS
Mar 28th Annual Set Subject Print Competition
Portrait/Nature/Record
Paul Parkinson ARPS/CPAGB/BPE2*
Apr 4th Not a Person in Sight
Submit entry for Annual Set Subject PDI Competition (Portrait/Nature/Record)
Ian Boulton
Apr 11th How to Cheat at Photography Steven Galvin
Apr 18th Annual Set Subject PDI Competition
Portrait/Nature/Record
Sue Clarke LRPS/CPAGB/AWPF
Apr 25th Under Water 2
Submit entry for Annual Pictorial Print Competition
David Keep
May 2nd Street and Long Exposure Paul Stanley AIPF/ EFIAP/ESFIAP
May 9th Annual Pictorial Print Competition
Submit entry for Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1 QPSA
May 16th How to take Better Portrait Colin Winstanley
May 23rd Annual Pictorial PDI Competition Martin Patten DPAGB/LRPS/BPE4*/EFIAP/QPSA
May 30th  A Year on the Coast Justin Minns
Jun 6th Awards Evening Chairman, Peter Brook & Club Members

A copy of the programme is available to download from the Members Only section of the website.