Four Print competition evenings and four Projected Digital Image (PDI) competition evenings are held each season, with judges selected from the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs panel. There are separate competitions for each of the two competition classes, General and Advanced, and monochrome images are judged separately from colour images. The subjects of all entries on these these eight evenings are ‘open’ to the choice of the author. Each member is normally allowed to submit 2 entries in colour and 2 in monochrome per round of the competition. If through absence one round is missed, then a third image may be submitted for the following competition(s).
Fresh ideas and advice are brought into the club by the external judges of the regular competitions. New members, who are also new to photography, may wish to bide their time for a while to get a feel for the way the competitions are run and how images are prepared for display. Members are never pressurised into entering work for competition but when they do they are rewarded with feedback from the judge as to what he or she see as merits in their images and receive advice on how in their opinion the images could be improved. At the start of each season members are asked to join either a General or an Advanced competition class.
The Set Subject competitions of previous years have again this season been rolled over into the following nine Trophy competitions for which there is no split between General and Advanced class entries. For dates and subjects of these club trophy competitions see this page.