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17th October 2017 GMT

The Societies' Monthly Image Competition

Photography Competition

The Societies’ monthly online competition is a ‘must’ for all our members. There are 26 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.

This image is deemed to be the most outstanding of all the Golds and the winner receives £100 credit to their Colorworld Imaging account.

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.

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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.

2017 Monthly Image Competition Categories

Advertising and Commercial | Architectural | Boudoir and Beauty | Bump to Baby | Children | Digital Art | Events | Fashion | Landscapes | Macro and Close-up | Media and Documentary | Monochrome | Nature | Open Avant Garde | Pet Portrait | Pictorial and Fine Art | Portrait Avant Garde | Portrait Environmental | Portrait Studio | Sport | Street Photography | Travel | Wedding Avant Garde | Wedding Photojournalistic | Wedding Classical | 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 Winners

2015 | 2016 | 2017

*From 2016 all Monthly Image Competitions results will be posted on https://thesocieties.net/competitions.htm

2008 20 x 16
Illustrative The Natural World Wedding Portraiture Sport

2007 Overseas
Traditional Wedding Contemporary Wedding Bridal Portraiture Traditional Portrait Contemporary Portrait Fine Art Family Portrait and Groups Environmental Portrait Children Pets Digital Art Commercial Fashion and Beauty Glamour Pictorial Monochrome Landscape Science and Nature Wildlife Sport Press and PR Architectural

2007 UK
Traditional Wedding Contemporary Wedding Bridal Portraiture Traditional Portrait Contemporary Portrait Fine Art Family Portraits and Groups Environmental Portrait Children Pets Digital Art Commercial Fashion and Beauty Glamour Pictorial Monochrome Landscape Science and Nature Wildlife Sport Press and PR Architectural

2005
Overall Winners

Archive

Paul Deverill July Folio Dino Cappelletti Folio June 2006 Dino Cappelletti Wedding June 2006 Phil Nash Wedding June 2006 John Baikie Folio June 2006 Paul Deverill February Folio Dino Cappelletti Wedding February

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