Monthly competitions in 2023

February – Scapes

Judge: Barry Feldman
Entries due: Tuesday 10 January 2023
Judged: Tuesday 7 February 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image featuring an expansive view. Generally a scape could be defined as a “vista” or a “broad view” of the subject.
Landscape – A landscape is a picture of natural inland scenery displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals and even part of the sea provided that none of these dominate the picture.
Seascape – A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study or a picture of the open sea. People, boats and items related to these may be present as incidental items in the picture.
Cityscape – The urban equivalent of a landscape, a cityscape depicts the built form and shape of a city or town (or one of its parts) through general or broad views of buildings and/or streets. Architectural detail images of one or more buildings are not considered cityscapes.
(Vigex 2022 definition)

March – Shadows (monochrome)

Judge: Theo van der Meulen
Entries due: Tuesday 7 February 2023
Judged: Tuesday 7 March 2023
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: The shadow(s) is the main feature and the cause of the shadow may be included but must not be dominant.
(modified from SAPF)

April – Motion/movement

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 7 March 2023
Judged: Tuesday 4 April 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: This subject covers the full range of techniques to indicate the state of moving including Intentional Camera Movement, long exposure and light trails
[1] Of people – encompassing, but not limited to, dancing, ballet, sport, callisthenics or gymnasium.
[2] Of things – an image in which our visual sense tells us that the subject is moving eg waterfalls, panning traffic, motor sports.
[3] Of fauna – capturing all forms of movement on land, in water and in the air. The sense of motion may be added in post processing
(modified from APJA & SAPF)

May – In the City

Judge: David Norris
Entries due: Tuesday 4 April 2023
Judged: Tuesday 2 May 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images taken in any major city of the world. The image must include iconic, characteristic, distinctive and recognisable physical features although it is not necessary the image identify the exact location. Images that predominantly or exclusively depict people and their activities must illustrate a distinctive aspect of the city, country, region or continent. There are no limitations on processing techniques.
(Partially taken from the PSA 2023 travel definition)

June – Portrait (Human or Animal)

Judge: Craig Wetjen
Entries due: Tuesday 2 May 2023
Judged: Tuesday 6 June 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Where the character of the subject/subjects or the character being portrayed by the subject is made evident by suitable lighting, pose or expression. Costume, props or scenery are acceptable aids.
(SAPF)

July – Macro / Close-up

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 6 June 2023
Judged: Tuesday 4 July 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that shows a subject closer and in more detail than we are used to seeing in everyday life.

August – Autumn

Judge: Mario Mirabile
Entries due: Tuesday 4 July 2023
Judged: Tuesday 1 August 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image in which the dominant content is associated with the season of Autumn.
(APJA)

September – Cemeteries (monochrome)

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 1 August 2023
Judged: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images taken in a cemetery. There are no limitations on editing.

October – A pop of colour

Judge: Jose Aguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 5 September 2023
Judged: Tuesday 3 October 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image where the main feature/subject is a dominant colour.

November – Plants and Fungi

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 3 October 2023
Judged: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of plant life. Plants include flowers, trees and in this case fungi (which are not formally plants). There are no limitations on editing eg this is not following the nature definition.

December – End of year

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Judged: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
Creative EDI
President’s trophy