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.
MONTH SET SUBJECT COMPETITION DATE ENTRY DATE
November 2020 SQUARE 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 November 28 October
December 2020 STORY TELLING TRIPTYCH
Create a triptych in which you tell a story.
2 December 25 November
January 2021 GATES, DOORS and DOORWAYS. These should form the main subject of your image. 13 January 6 January
February 2021 SHADOWS. Hard light produces interesting shadow shapes and patterns which can create compelling images. 3 February 27 January
March 2021 NEGATIVE 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 March 24 February
April 2021 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY -PEOPLE AND PLACES 7 April 31 March
May 2021 INTENTIONAL CAMERA MOVEMENT AND/OR MULTIPLE EXPOSURES. Use these techniques to create new artistic images. 5 May 28 April
June 2021 TREES AND FORESTS. These should for the main subjects of your images 1 June 26 May
July 2021 WATER IN THE LANDSCAPE. Create landscape images in which bodies of water feature, e.g. rivers, lakes and dams. No seascapes. 7 July 30 June
August 2021 CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY. Images should be taken with a cell phone and processed with an App on the cell phone. 4 August 28 July
September 2021 BIRDS. Reveal the beauty of wild birds or tame ones. 1 September 25 August
October 2021 CAMERA ON THE GROUND. Create interesting images with a new perspective from the ground. 6 October 29 September
November 2021 ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY. Depict action in any form, human or animal. 3 November 27 October
December 2021 NIGHT 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 December 24 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.