The Societies’ monthly online competition is a ‘must’ for all our members.
There are 27 categories that cover all aspects of photography and it is judged
by some of the most esteemed Fellow, Master and Grand Master photographers in
the UK and across the world. All entries which gain the coveted ‘Gold’ award are
put forward to our annual judging and, if deemed to be the best, can gain their
maker a prestigious ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award within its category at our
annual Awards Dinner.
The closing date for the monthly competition is the last day of each month; it runs every month except December. All the awards for this competition are presented at the annual Awards Dinner in January at the Convention.
Judges' Choice Award
Each month one of the Gold images is selected as the Judges' Choice Award.
By uploading and entering in to The Societies' Monthly Image Competition, You agree to have read and fully understood the Rules of the Competition and Category Definitions.
The competition is judged the first week of each month, therefore entries need to be received by the final week of the preceding month.
We reserve the right to: change or modify the rules without notice.
Prizes will not be awarded if the winner does not attend the annual awards presentation or provides an acceptable reason for absence.
2019 Monthly Image Competition Categories
Boudoir and Beauty | Children | Commercial and Industrial |
Events | Fashion | Illustrative | In-camera artistry |
Landscape | Macro and Close-up | Maternity | Media and
Documentary | Monochrome | Nature (excluding animals) |
Newborn | Open Avant Garde | Pet Portrait | Pictorial and
Fine Art | Portrait Commissioned | Portrait Creative | Sport
| Street | Travel | Wedding Day | Wedding Day - Bride or
Groom Alone | Wedding Day - Pre-Post | Wildlife
Scoring system for Monthly Image Competition Gold –Highly Commended –Not Awarded
Gold: Awards will go forward to the annual judging and are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker
Highly Commended: Above standard. These images will be reviewed every three months and have the potential of being reclassified as Gold.
Not Awarded: Unfortunately these images fall below the standard required to be given an award.
Disqualified: These images have not adhered to the competition rules or category definitions.
Monthly Image Competition Results
Photo Quote: We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory. - Henri Cartier-Bresson