Competition themes 2020
The 2020 competition themes can be found here and competitions are available for entry via Photovault.
Competitions will now consist of Open and Set subject digital images only, until live meetings are allowed again.
Quiver tree forest_Dave Gordon. Click here to view the whole image
COMPETITION THEMES FOR 2020
|MONTH||SET SUBJECT||COMPETITION DATE||ENTRY DATE|
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|
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|
||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|
|| 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.