2019 Competitions

Annual Festival Competition Information Annual Exhibition Competition Information


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23 – 28 May, Brailes Village Hall, OX15 5AS

The first of two main social events within the Annual Meets programme:

  • Daily photographic and craft workshops
  • A competition (battle) between Photographic Section and two Camera Clubs local to the event. Judged independently and externally by:

Leigh Preston FRPS, EFIAP, MPAGB (www.leighpreston.co.uk)

  • All members are at liberty to submit images for consideration of selection.

Members are invited and encouraged to share their experiences, expertise and knowledge within a daily programme of workshops. Photographic, craft and hobby topics are equally welcomed. Please use the on-line form at www.photogroup.co.uk – “Volunteer to give a talk or workshop”.

On the evening of Saturday 25 May two local camera clubs are invited to join us for a three-way battle that is judged externally and independently of all three clubs. The Photographic Group has triumphed in the last two years.

We ask that all members attending bring along their best competition prints to the village hall no later than Friday evening. Digital images may be submitted at any time by email or www.wetransfer.com to pgfestival@photogroup.co.uk

If you are a PG member and have some images and/or prints that you are really proud of but do not normally enter competitions why not submit them for consideration of selection – you may well have a deciding image or print.

A team of experienced and well qualified PG members will select from your entries those images and prints used to represent PG in the three-way battle.

On Sunday prints only will be displayed for members attending to view and vote for their favourite prints so that 1st, 2nd and 3rd Inter-Unit awards can be made on Sunday evening.

There is also a separate category for best Postcard print – 10 inch (255mm) x 8 inch (200mm) max – unmounted.

This is always a very successful event – so please do continue to contribute your prints, digital images and postcard prints together with offers for workshops.

Heather and Gordon





Digital images from the 2018 Exhibition

PG 2018 Exhib 1            PG 2018 Exhib 2        PG 2018 Exhib 3       PG 2018 Exhib 4

Available on below are the entry forms, rules and class sheets for this year’s Exhibition which will be held at Bromsberrow Village Hall, Albright Lane, Ledbury HR8 1RU.

This is an opportunity for Photographic Group members to display their prints and digital images (PDIs)  and receive awards from an independent visiting judge. On Sunday the Exhibition is also open to the public.

There will be Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced classes.     These classes also apply to PDIs but not to the Bert Wicks Award Audio Visual.  Please read the relevant documentation relating to the Exhibition to define classes. Note:  the Bert Wicks Audio Visual class submissions should be between 3.0 and 5.0 minutes.

Judge for the 2019 Exhibition will be Brian Swinyard ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b PPSA

We expect to receive the usual volume of entries this year together with many within the Beginner Class.  All levels of experience are genuinely encouraged to submit entries whether taken on a smart phone or with a top range camera. If you are unsure about any aspect of making an entry you are assured of our encouragement, advice and help. Please also consider encouraging your children/grandchildren to enter the Young Photographers Section.

Remember to keep a copy of your entry form so that you know what prints/images you have entered.

Be sure to submit all entries, payment and forms to the Exhibition Secretary by the single deadline of Friday 26th July 2019 in order that the necessary cataloguing and organisation can be carried out. Prints can be brought to the Exhibition Meet with payment but entry forms must be submitted prior to the closing date. If not attending the exhibition prints can be sent to the Exhibition Secretary provided they are received by 31st July 2019 with return postage cost. Print packaging must provide adequate protection against damage, which can be easily re-used for returning to entrant after the exhibition.

Ian Kendall

Exhibition Secretary

Final Entry form 2019

Final Rules and conditions 2019

Final Classes Prices etc 2019