Monthly competitions in 2020

February – Close up

Judge: Chris Hillard
Entries due: Tuesday 7 January 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A image that shows a subject closer and in more detail than we are used to seeing in everyday life.

March – Photojournalism (monochrome)

Judge: Jose Aguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Judged: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

April – Architecture

Judge: Deb Mullins
Entries due: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image of one or more buildings or structures, or a portion of a building or structure. The image should emphasise significant architectural features, patterns, textures or the use of space in context. Human figures may be included, but not dominate.

May – Iconic Melbourne

Judge: Sam Mariani
Entries due: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Judged: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that conveys a notable and recognisable aspect of Melbourne, such as would be used on a postcard or in tourism materials.

June – Decay

Judge: Gillian Turner
Entries due: Tuesday 5 May 2020
Judged: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: A subject, in a state of decay, which has declined from a sound or prosperous condition, fallen into disrepair or ruin, or declined in health, strength and vigor

July – Animals (including pets)

Judge: Louise Sedgman
Entries due: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Judged: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image of living animals, birds or insects either confined or in their natural environment. Studio style images of animals are acceptable.

August – Sunrises and sunsets

Judge: Ian Rolfe
Entries due: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Judged: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image where sunrise, sunset or the associated glow is a dominant component of the composition.

September – Film noir (monochrome)

Judge: Brett Ferguson
Entries due: Tuesday 4 August 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Film noir is a style of American filmmaking from the 1940’s and 50’s characterized by dectective protagonists, seedy settings, shadowy lighting, and a fatalistic tone.

October – Airborne action

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 1 September 2020
Judged: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Creative EDI
Set subject definition: An image which portrays a subject in airborne action and/or motion.

November – Phone photography

Judge: Lyn Haywood
Entries due: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image captured on a mobile phone. Single capture only, editing limited to cropping, light and colour manipulations. Significant editing which removes, alters or introduces elements, (such as warping, compositing or cloning) is not acceptable.

December – End of year

Judge: Peter Calder
Entries due: Tuesday 27 October 2020
Judged: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
President’s trophy