Monthly Competitions

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

MONTHSET SUBJECTCOMPETITION DATEENTRY DATE
DECEMBER 2018

ALTERED REALITY

Use a photograph to create a fictional or conceptual image or photographic art. Primarily, altered reality is changing a normal photo in a creative way. The photographer can be creative by using lines, form and colour, expressing ideas or feelings in a non-traditional style. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been photographed by the participant.

5 December28 November
JANUARY 2019

ON THE COAST

Create an image that depicts the coast in all its forms. You can show man’s interaction with the coast such as harbours, etc., or show the beauty of a natural coastline, or depict the animal and plant life on the coast.

16 January9 January
FEBRUARY 2019

FRAMED

Your image can be framed naturally by what you find in Nature, or it can be a man-made frame in which you place your subject.

6 February30 January
MARCH 2019

STORY TELLING

Create an image that tells a story; an image that will convey the story without the need for a caption

13 March6 March
APRIL 2019

NATURE UP CLOSE

Get up close and personal with nature in this natural beauty shot. Flowers, bees, bugs and spiders might all make great shots, or shoot close ups of wildlife or other animals using a long lens. This can also include Macro shots of Nature.

3 April27 March
MAY 2019

BACKLIT PORTRAIT

The sun makes a great back light, as well as a flash. Don’t forget the fill light. A flash or reflector can be used to fill in the subject. The subject can be human or animal.

8 May1 May
JUNE 2019

MOTION

Create an image that depicts motion, fast or slow. Leave the viewer in no doubt that your subject is moving.

5 June29 May
JULY 2019

AUTUMN

Create an image which depicts autumn in all its radiant colours, or one which tells the story of the end of summer and the approaching winter.

3 July26 June
AUGUST 2019

CREATIVE COMPOSITES

Create an image which is composed of several different elements from other images that you have captured. The composite image should convey a new story to the viewer and invite them to explore your vision.

7 August31 July
SEPTEMBER 2019

LONG EXPOSURES

Create an image where the shutter speed is 15 seconds or longer. The use of a tripod will be essential in most cases but an image that is created handheld could be interesting.

4 September28 August
OCTOBER 2019

ABANDONED PLACES

Shoot an image which tells the story of a place abandoned by humans or animals.

2 October25 September
NOVEMBER 2019

REPETITION

Find repetition in Nature or in the urban environment and produce an image which has a motif that repeats itself. It can be a pattern or a single element that repeats itself in one or more forms.

6 November30 October
DECEMBER 2019

 

THE COLOUR RED

Red should be the dominant colour in your image.

4 December27 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 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.