2013 Monthly Competitions – Topic Definitions
Open: Any subject, but to be successful it should contain one or more of the following qualities: composition, impact, appeal, storytelling or interest.
January: Portraiture – A picture of a person(s) which may range from a head to a full length study and which may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject.
February: Scapes – Includes Landscapes, seascape, cityscape, urbanscape, streetscape, skyscape, treescape, bodyscape.
March: Nature – A picture of flora or fauna, excluding domesticated animals, cultivated plants or flowers, or evidence of the hand of man. ” Photographs depicting observations of facts and phenomena from the various branches of natural history, including botany, zoology, geology, physics, chemistry, meteorology, etc., in such a manner that the subject matter is an honest presentation. Human elements must be absent. Cultivated plants, still life studies, domestic animals, mounted specimens, museum habitats or groups, derivations or any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement is ineligible.”
April: Sport – A picture featuring a person or people participating in some form of sporting event.
May: Macro/Close-up – Any subject matter shown at an extremely close viewpoint. A suggestion is one tenth to ten times magnification. Photographs taken through a microscope are excluded.
June: Textures – A picture of a subject, the surface of which is shown to good advantage by the light source coming from a shallow angle to the surface.
July: Abandoned/Neglected – Image depicting something that has been abandoned or neglected e.g. old building; or something that no-one wants anymore or which has been discarded or lost.
August: Reflections – A picture in which the reflections of a subject provide the centre of interest. They may be produced by water, windows, metal, etc. Mirror reflections are excluded.
September: Pets -Pets – any living thing, (humans excluded), which has been tamed and kept as a favourite or treated with fondness.
October: Annual – This is an Open competition. Three images only may be entered in each of Prints and Projected Images.