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 Winners
2008 20 x 16
Illustrative The Natural World Wedding Portraiture Sport
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
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
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
Photo Quote: As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. - Sam Abell