Programme 2023-2024


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR September 2023 – June 2024

Last Updated: 25th February 2024

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

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  • If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified 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
Sept 5th AGM
HALL ONLY
Peter Brook, Ben Kirby, Committee Members & Club Members
Sept 12th Show And Tell, Camera Equipment Bring And Buy Social Evening
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for 1st Monthly PDI Competition
Club Members
Sept 19th The importance of the subject and recognition of it
ZOOM ONLY
Paul Sanders
Sept 26th 1st Monthly PDI Competition Ian Brash
Oct 3rd Presentation by our own Wildlife Group
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for Dave Addiscott Memorial Trophy PDI Competition
Members of the clubs wildlife group
Oct 10th Lighting Presentation Iaim Blacklock
Oct 17th Dave Addiscott Memorial Trophy PDI Competition
ZOOM ONLY
Don Salmon
Oct 24th An Evening With Ray Bridges
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for 1st Monthly Print Competition
Ray Bridges
Oct 31st Quiz Night
HALL ONLY
Club Members
Nov 7th 1st Monthly Print Competition
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for Presidents Cup PDI Competition
Andy Smith
Nov 14th People Portraits Photojournalism
Submit entry for 2nd Monthly Print Competition
Roger Hance
Nov 21st Presidents Cup PDI Competition
ZOOM ONLY
Peter Brook
Nov 28th Journey To A! Distinction
Alan Cameron
Dec 5th 2nd Monthly Print Competition
HALL ONLY
Helen Taylor ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
Dec 12th Christmas Party & Worse Print Competition (bring entries on the night)
HALL ONLY
Club Members
Dec 19th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Dec 26th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Jan 2nd Events
Chris White – Band Photography
Submit entry for 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
Club Members
Jan 9th Textures and Triptychs Cherry Larcombe
Jan 16th 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
ZOOM ONLY
Submit entry for Mobile Phone PDI Competition
(Open – No Selfies)

Jay Charnock
Jan 23rd A Personal View – Don Salmon
A Little Closer To Home – Roger Parker
Club Members
Jan 30th Mobile Phone PDI Competition
(Open – No Selfies) 
Sue Green ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
Feb 6th The Way I See It Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS AFIAP ABPE APAGB
Feb 13th History and Wildlife of Oare Marshes
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Chris Couch
Feb 20th Seeing is Believing
ZOOM ONLY
Warren Alani MSc, ARPS, DPAGB, FIAP, APBE
Feb 27th 3rd Monthly PDI Competition
Submit entry for 3rd Monthly Print Competition
June Sharpe ARPS
Mar 5th ‘The flat Earth Society’
talk about Montana and North Dakota
HALL ONLY
Club Member – Steve Carroll FRPS
Mar 12th 3rd Monthly Print Competition
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for Annual Set Subject Print Competition (Portrait/Nature/Record)
Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1 QPSA
Mar 19th Let’s Get Creative
ZOOM ONLY
Adrian Lines MPAGB FBPE EFIAP SPSA AWPF
Mar 26th Annual Set Subject Print Competition
Portrait/Nature/Record
Tim Morland ARPS
Apr 2nd Breathless in Nepal
Submit entry for Annual Set Subject PDI Competition (Portrait/Nature/Record)
Julian Elliott
Apr 9th Members Evening
First Half: “How I Started My Photography”
Full details to be announced
Ben Kirby
Apr 16th Annual Set Subject PDI Competition
Portrait/Nature/Record
ZOOM ONLY
Darren Pullman
Apr 23rd Commercial Image Making
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for Annual Pictorial Print Competition
David Jenner
Apr 30th ‘A to Z of Landscape photography’
HALL ONLY
Alex Hare
May 7th Annual Pictorial Print Competition
HALL ONLY
Submit entry for Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
Keith Evans FRPS DPAGB
May 14th Print Lecture
HALL ONLY
Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB
May 21st Annual Pictorial PDI Competition
ZOOM ONLY
Paul Adams ARPS, DPAGB, FDPS, APAGB
May 28th People, Place and Faces
Lilliana Alani LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2
Jun 4th Awards Evening
HALL ONLY
Chairman, Ben Kirby & Club Members

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