COMPETITIONS

The club holds six internal competition evenings spread evenly through the season for prints and Projected Digital Images (see competition rules). The images are displayed anonymously, and an independent judge comments on the work and awards marks. The marks are aggregated through the season, resulting in an end of season print champion and PDI champion. Trophies are presented at the AGM.

A recent innovation is the inclusion in the programme of a couple of competitions only for images taken and processed using a smart phone. Only the authors of the winning and placed images are revealed, and of course, there is no pressure to enter competitions; indeed many members just observe, for the pleasure of looking at other members’ photography. Internal competitions are a great way to learn by getting constructive feedback on your own photography as well as paying attention to the feedback on other members’ images. All winning images are displayed on the club's website.

The club also has a number of less formal internal club competitions during the season following outings such as the annual Summer Rally. This is in addition to a friendly exchange competition with clubs in Holland and Finland.

You can see the club competition rules for 2019-20 by downloading this file

Images that have been recognised for award by judges during this and past seasons can be accessed by clicking the links below

2018-19 COMPETITION WINNERS

PAST COMPETITION WINNERS

The Club also takes part in external competitions:

1. The annual Torbay Battle. The venue for this competition alternates between Sidmouth and Torbay. Each Club enters prints and DPI’s which are assessed and marked by an independent judge.

2. The annual Horseshoe Competition. This is a print and DPI Battle between five clubs – Sidmouth, Honiton, Chard, Axminster and Colyton and District. It is held at an independent venue and the work is assessed and marked by an independent judge. There are five Prints and five DPIs on set subjects and each club enters one image in each category, ten in all.

3. A three-way shoot between Exeter, Woodbury and Sidmouth clubs where images must be taken within a defined 24hour period (usually a Saturday) and within a defined location. Images are judged a few weeks later at a special meeting in a local pub. This competition takes place every other year.

4. The annual inter-club PDI competition organised by the Western Counties Photographic Federation.

5. The newly introduced inter-club Print competition, also organised by the Western Counties Photographic Federation.