Competition Rules

Each month we hold a themed competition with each member allowed to submit three entries. the subjects are hopefully designed to stimulate members to get out and take images they might not otherwise do. The competitions are judged either by fellow members or by outside judges – not necessarily photographic judges in the conventional way but locals with an interest or knowledge of the subject in question.

From the entries received the judge picks the best entry from each entrant and then picks the top seven entries, ranking them 1st, 2nd ,3rd, Highly Commended and three Commended. Points are awarded from 5 to 1 and at the end of the year there are trophies for the top three photographers. Double points are awarded for the print competitions.

The rules are very simple.

  1. No images can have been submitted to a previous club competition
  2. The images should have been taken in the past 18 months

Most of the competitions are Digital , there are also two print competitions each year being the Annual Exhibition and at the time of the Masham Sheep Fair – the entries for both are exhibited in Masham Church. The Annual Exhibition is voted on by members of the public who visit the exhibition.

Digital entries should be resized for showing on the projector the size that is needed is 1920 x 1080 pixel and 72 dpi.

All entries should be sent by email to :

Print entries can be up to a maximum of A3 size in order that we can fit them into the exhibition space. Most members tend to use card mount surrounds to showcase their images , in this case the mounted dimensions must not exceed A3. In the event there is no mount surround eg   print mounted on foam board , the board cannot exceed A3.

If you have queries regarding competitions please speak to David Mason at a meeting or email him at

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