On the 2nd Wednesday of the month (Feb – Nov) the club holds a photo competition night. The competition is open to MPS members.
A guest judge will review the images on the evening and provide constructive critique on the good aspects and some learning thoughts on how the image maybe improved in certain areas.
Images may be awarded Distinctions and Credits as the judge sees fit and these awards contribute points to the yearly point score tally which is announced and awarded on the Top Shot Night in December. Points also contribute to milestone achievement awards in each category over a membership life time.
All members are encouraged to enter competitions regardless of where they are on their photographic journey.
There are five categories in the monthly competition, Colour Print, Monochrome Print, Digital Monochrome and Photographic Challenge.
The Colour Print category is an open subject printed section. As the name suggests it will be in full or partial colour.
The Monochrome Print category is also an open subject printed section. Mono meaning “one” requires these prints to be produced with one colour or tone of ink blended with the white of the paper such as black (normally referred to as black and white), sepia or any other one colour.
Digital Colour and Monochrome
The Digital categories are for projected images. The club provides a colour balanced TV to display the images on a screen. These sections are also an open subject.
The Photographic Challenge is a set subject section with the challenges preselected by the committee at the beginning of the year. There are two monthly alternate challenges Creative Artistic Challenge and the Technical Skill Challenge. The idea behind the Photographic Challenge is to encourage members to photograph subjects that they might not normally and to stretch their creative thinking and photographic skills. This category are digital entries.