MONTHLY COMPETITIONS

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

CREDIT: Sonja Grunbauer

Welcome to CTPS competitions. Our monthly competitions take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in St Stephens Church Hall, Pinelands.  We have a print section and a projected digital image (PDI) section and you may enter up to three images. You may enter up to three prints but a maximum of two can be entered as digital images (PDI). 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 2020 and 2021

MONTHSET SUBJECTCOMPETITION DATEENTRY DATE
November 2020SQUARE FORMAT
Compose for the square format. It is not as simple as it sounds. There is no restriction on content but the image should be well balanced. It could be a Macro image.
4 November28 October
December 2020STORY TELLING TRIPTYCH
Create a triptych in which you tell a story.
2 December25 November
January 2021GATES, DOORS and DOORWAYS. These should form the main subject of your image. 13 January6 January
February 2021SHADOWS. Hard light produces interesting shadow shapes and patterns which can create compelling images. 3 February27 January
March 2021NEGATIVE SPACE. Negative space is the area which surrounds the main subject (positive space) in your photo. Negative space defines and emphasizes the main subject of a photo, drawing your eye to it. It provides “breathing room”, giving your eyes somewhere to rest and preventing your image from appearing too cluttered.3 March24 February
April 2021STREET PHOTOGRAPHY -PEOPLE AND PLACES7 April31 March
May 2021INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT AND/OR MULTIPLE EXPOSURES. Use these techniques to create new artistic images.5 May28 April
June 2021TREES AND FORESTS. These should for the main subjects of your images1 June26 May
July 2021WATER IN THE LANDSCAPE. Create landscape images in which bodies of water feature, e.g. rivers, lakes and dams. No seascapes.7 July30 June
August 2021CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY. Images should be taken with a cell phone and processed with an App on the cell phone.4 August28 July
September 2021BIRDS. Reveal the beauty of wild birds or tame ones.1 September25 August
October 2021CAMERA ON THE GROUND. Create interesting images with a new perspective from the ground.6 October29 September
November 2021ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY. Depict action in any form, human or animal.3 November27 October
December 2021NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY. Images taken at night have a special mystery and excitement to them. Use a tripod for long exposures or use fill in flash to illuminate your subject. 1 December24 November

Download files to help you with your entries:

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.