Portrait of Britain

Fancy a challenge? The British Journal of Photography has announced their Portrait of Britain Competition. Closing date is 1st May 2018.

Winners will have their work exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held.

Your photograph will be seen by millions of people as they embark on their everyday journeys, brightening up their commutes and embedding your work in their consciousness. This career-changing exposure is unique to the scale of Portrait of Britain, which reaches across the length and breadth of the UK.

Snap the Ouse Competition

Closes Sunday 29th May

In the lead-up to the exciting summer OuseFest celebrations (18 – 31 July), the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership are running the 2016 Snap the Ouse Photography Competition. The competition is open to any photographs that define the character and feel of the Ouse Washes and surrounding areas, and that depict what makes our area great. Whether your photographs show landscapes, wildlife, people, buildings or water, you are encouraged to enter.

There will be three winners, one from each entrance category (age 12 or under; 13 – 18; 19 or over), who will each receive a fantastic basket of prizes worth £50. To participate, please send your photographs taken in the Ouse Washes or surrounding area to Sara Marshall by Sunday 29 May 2016.

More information can be found on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership website. Good luck and happy snapping!

Woodland Trust “Say Trees” Competition

Graham Mumby has pointed out this photography competition, in case anyone in the club is interested. There is no obvious closing date on the site, but it does say the winner will be announced at the end of July.

We’re looking for your best photos of woodland and nature with a family and friends focus – don’t forget to say trees!

Whether it’s a riverside walk, a den building expedition with the kids to your local woods or a weekend camping adventure, grab your camera, get snapping and upload your best effort.

Details and entry here.

“Moving Light” Photo Competition


You may be interested in a Photography Competition being run by the organisers of the annual Cambridge Light Festival.

They want photographs of “moving light” in one of four categories, all of which have been – or soon will be – subjects of club meetings:

  • Long exposure
  • Light-painting
  • Street photography
  • Black and White photography

The competition is open for photographs taken between 11 November 2014 and 11 January 2015.

Entrants need to register online at the e-Luminate website, which has all the details.

Urban Photographer of the Year

upotyAs Stephen mentioned at the March meeting, here is the link to the website for the Urban Photographer of the Year 2014.

The Urban Photographer of the Year will be the person who, in the eyes of the judges, has best captured the brief to portray the life of a town or city at a given time of day.

The Competition opens on 17th March and entries can be accepted until 8th August.

If you win, Stephen wants a credit.

New Format Competition

Starting from the March meeting, the new competition will be:

Your Favourite Photo

Your single monthly entry must be submitted as a 6×4 print of a photograph which you have taken in the previous 6 months.

The monthly winner will be decided by the blind voting system which we have been using. At the end of the year, in December, all the monthly winners will be put together and an overall winner will be chosen by our judges, Francis and Stephen.

The overall winner will win a prize: 6 months free membership.