Competitions are a vital activity of the club. It gives you a chance to view the work of other members, gain constructive criticism from a judge and assess how your work compares to others in the club. We encourage entries from members of all standards. The judging nights are enjoyable and usually thought provoking.
PDCC Internal Competitions
We plan to hold the following internal competitions every year:
- 3 Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competitions.
- 3 Print Competitions.
- Summer Challenge.
- Millennium Trophy.
- PDI of the year.
- Print of the year.
- Best Image taken on a club outing
- Audio Visual (AV) Competition
Dates for submission and judging are published in the program. Additionally, members will be reminded of forthcoming submission dates.
Internal Competition Rules
See Internal competition Rules
The PDCC has 16 trophies which are awarded annually. For details of each of the club trophies see PDCC Trophies
Points are awarded for all internal competitions except the AV competition. These points are accumulated over the year and presented in a ladder format. Trophies will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the ladder.
See Internal Competition Results for current ladder positions and competition scores
Trophies Nominated Genres
We also award 3 trophies for the highest points in nominated genres. See Competition Notices for details on this years Nominated Genres
Genre points can be accumulated with entries to any of the internal competitions listed above, except the AV Competition. Further details of how PDIs/Prints can be submitted for Genre points can be found in Internal competition Rules
Competing against other clubs
As a club we compete against other clubs in two competitions
- Three Way Battle. PDCC competes against Keswick and Carlisle Photographic Clubs. Hosting rotates annually between the three clubs. The Host Club provides a venue and arranges an external judge. The rules of the competition are not always under our control, but we are normally required to submit 15 PDIs.
- Western Area Battle. In this competition we compete with Prints and PDIs against 8 other camera clubs in our region.
It is our club policy to select each image from a different member. Further details of requirements and how images will be selected by the club will be advertised prior to the competition entry
Northern Counties Photographic Federation Annual Competition
PDCC is affiliated to the Northern Counties Photographic Federation. There is an annual competition which is free and open to our members. It normally includes prints and PDIs. Further details of requirements will be advertised prior to the competition entry.