MONTHLY COMPETITIONS

Our monthly competitions give members an opportunity to get feedback on their photographs by experienced judges to further enhance their skills.

CREDIT: Sonja Grunbauer

Welcome to CTPS competitions. Our monthly competitions take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the SASNEV Hall, Central Square, Pinelands.  The meetings are also streamed live via Zoom.

We have a print section and a projected digital image (PDI) section and you may enter up to three images. There is a Set subject, which changes monthly, and an Open section in each and you may enter in either or both.  Please read the “competition rules” in the file on the bottom of this page.

Your PDIs and digital copies of your print images must be entered via PhotoVaultOnline.com.  Maximum size is 1920 x 1080 pixels and either the height must be 1080 pixels or the width must be 1920 pixels. The file size may not be more than 2 MB. Please see the documents below for help in registering on Photovault and uploading your images.

 

Set themes for 2024

MONTHSET SUBJECTJUDGE/SCOMPETITION DATEENTRY DATE
January 2024SCAPES.
Scapes covers the depiction of scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, forests, sea, cities etc. where the main subject is a wide view with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. Scapes may be natural or man-made. Manipulation is allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Evelyn Gibson
Ken Woods
17th January10th January
February 2024MINIMALISM.
Minimalist photography is about stripping a subject down to its essence. Create photos that cut through the clutter with clean lines, empty spaces and only the essential elements. Colour or monochrome. Manipulation is allowed.
Peter Hardcastle
Steffne Hughes
7th February31st January
March 2024STAIRS and STAIRWAYS.
These should form the dominant theme of your image.
Manipulation is allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Dave Gordon
Trudi du Toit
6th March28th February
April 2024MONOCHROME.
A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.
A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category.
Manipulation is allowed.
Kim Stevens
Steffne Hughes
3rd April27th March
May 2024ON THE STREET, INCL. MARKETS AND CAFE CULTURE.
Street photography records unposed scenes in public places. The primary subject is people and/or symbols of people, at rest or in motion, alone or with others, going about their everyday activities.
Manipulation is NOT allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Theo Potgieter
Francois Rousseau
1st May24th April
June 2024LONG EXPOSURES, 5 SEC OR MORE.
Create images with a shutter speed of 5 seconds or longer.
Manipulation is allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Francois Venter
Niel Goslett
5th June29th May
July 2024MACRO AND CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHY.
Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, where you get close to a small subject by physical or optical means. The size of the subject in the finished photograph is usually greater than life size and reveals detail which cannot easily be seen with the naked eye. In close up photography the main subject must shown close enough to dominate the image.
Manipulation is allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Geoff Feldon
Melanie Cornelius
3rd July26th June
August 2024HUMAN PORTRAITS INCL. SELF PORTRAITS.
Manipulation is allowed. Colour or monochrome.
Francois du Bois, Laetitia Kenny7th August31st July
September 2024COLD.
This can be in the lighting, or the scene itself, or the way you make the viewer feel. Colour or monochrome. Manipulation is allowed.
Alta Oosthuizen
Quintus Heine
4th September28th August
October 2024TABLE TOP/STILL LIFE.
A still life features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. The subjects may be man-made or natural and may be set up or found, indoors or out.
Colour or monochrome. Manipulation is allowed.
2nd October25th September
November 2024NOSTALGIA.
Create an image which evokes a sense of nostalgia in the viewer. Colour or monochrome. Manipulation is allowed.
6th November30th October
December 2024NATURE-BIRDS ONLY.
Nature images of Birds – subjects may be in controlled conditions. Photographs of
feral/domestic/farm birds or mounted specimens are ineligible. Human elements, if present should not detract from or overpower the subject. Manipulation is NOT allowed Colour only.
4th December27th November

Download files to help you with your entries:

What is manipulation? Click here to find out

Rankings and advancement.

Login to PhotoVaultOnline.com . You can check on your ranking status and advancement by clicking on the My Clubs/My Advancement tab. Once your ranking changes please change your ranking status (club star rating) on the My Details tab. Please keep your personal details, contacts, etc., up to date by clicking on the My Details tab.

MONTHLY COMPETITION RESULTS. Click here to download the latest results as well as from previous competitions.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP AND RANKINGS. Click here to download the file.