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

MONTH SET SUBJECT COMPETITION DATE ENTRY DATE
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 November 30 October
DECEMBER 2019 THE COLOUR RED

Red should be the dominant colour in your image.

4 December 27 November
January 2020 TRADITIONS, FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS

Depict the ways in which we humans celebrate in traditional ways

15 January 8 January
FRBRUARY 2020

CITYSCAPES

Often regarded as the urban equivalent of landscape photography, cityscapes reflect various aspects of cities, such as skylines, streets, buildings. Imagine light and shadow battling for supremacy in jungles of steel, concrete, glass, and brick.

5 February 29 January
MARCH 2020

FIRE

Fire can be exceptionally useful but also immensely destructive. After the fire comes rebirth and regrowth. Your image can deal with any aspect of fire large or small.

4 March 26 February
APRIL 2020

THE BLUE HOUR

The blue hour can be defined as the period of the day when the colour of the sky ranges from blue to dark blue, followed by black sky or vice versa depending upon the time of day it is being considered (i.e. for sunrise or sunset). In reality it lasts between 30 to 40 minutes approximately. Long exposures are generally needed to capture it.

1 April 25 March
MAY 2020

WILDLIFE FOCUSING ON INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS

Your images should show how wild animals, or birds, interact with each other, either within a species or across different species. You should not enter a simple portrait here.

6 May 29 April
JUNE 2020 CIRCLES AND CURVES

Curved lines are feminine in nature, they have no beginning and no end. In Nature you will find an abundance of circles and curved forms: our Earth, the Sun, seeds, water drops, and even our own irises, the circle or subtle versions of it are a dominant form. Create an image in which the circle, or part circle (a curve) is the dominant form. It can be natural or man-made.

3 June 27 May
JULY 2020 BRIDGES

These can be of all shapes and forms, traditional, modern and ancient. You may enter a total of 3 images.

1 July 24 June
AUGUST 2020 BAD WEATHER

Your images can depict all forms of bad weather such as rain, hail, sleet and snow, high winds and heavy seas (tornadoes, hurricanes, bad storms). Emphasize the drama.

5  August 29 July
SEPTEMBER 2020

LOW KEY PHOTOGRAPHY, MONOCHROME ONLY

A low-key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones. Like high key images, low key photography conveys atmosphere and mood. Where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key one is usually dramatic and full of mystery. Shoot this in monochrome only.

2 September 26 August
OCTOBER 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITS

An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings.

7 October 30 September
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

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.