Monthly competitions in 2024

February – Festivals, Fairs and Market Places (travel)

Judge: Paul Robinson
Entries due: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Judged: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of people or events engaged in festivals or fairs, or at the local marketplace.
Following the definition of PSA Photo Travel.

March – Portrait (monochrome)

Judge: Paul Dodd
Entries due: Tuesday 6 February 2024
Judged: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Theme open to interpretation but must be of a person/s or animals. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

April – In the Kitchen

Judge: Jose Anguiar
Entries due: Tuesday 5 March 2024
Judged: Tuesday 2 April 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Get into the kitchen and have some fun! Create an image of the people, activities, food, or tools all within the theme of ‘in the kitchen’. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

May – Animals in Action – Behaviour (nature)

Judge: Sam Mariani
Entries due: Tuesday 2 April 2024
Judged: Tuesday 7 May 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Take your nature photography a step further and take an image of an animal/animals in action. Looking for animal behaviour (running, jumping, flying, feeding, mating, fighting…).
Following the definition of PSA Nature with the exception that domestic animals are allowed.

June – Triptych

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 7 May 2024
Judged: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: A series of three (3) images that are linked and presented in a single frame. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

July – Music

Judge: Angela Connor
Entries due: Tuesday 4 June 2024
Judged: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that depicts an association with music. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

August – Intentional Camera Movement

Judge: Ewen Bell
Entries due: Tuesday 2 July 2024
Judged: Tuesday 6 August 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) is a creative way of working with long exposure photography where the camera is moved during an exposure. ICM is both a technique and an artistic way of expression. ICM must not be simulated during editing, otherwise there are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

September – Patterns and Textures (monochrome)

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 6 August 2024
Judged: Tuesday 3 September 2024
Sections: Monochrome open print
Monochrome open EDI
Monochrome set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image that demonstrates patterns or textures as the main point of interest. Open to interpretation for example can include patterns and textures found in nature, architecture and abstracts. There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

October – Mood of the Weather

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 3 September 2024
Judged: Tuesday 1 October 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: An image depicting some aspect of the weather e.g. storm [actual or impending] rain, hail, snow, fog or wind. Normal sunny conditions or the aftermath are not acceptable. (SAPF) There are no limitations on editing beyond what is in the by-laws.

November – Sport (photojournalism)

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 1 October 2024
Judged: Tuesday 29 October 2024
Sections: Open print
Open EDI
Set subject EDI
Set subject definition: Images of sporting events or sport participants where a known sport is the key feature. Creative or composite images not permitted.
Following the definition of PSA Photojournalism.

December – End of year

Judge: TBA
Entries due: Tuesday 29 October 2024
Judged: Tuesday 3 December 2024
Sections: Open print
Colour EDI
Monochrome EDI
President’s trophy