March competition night back in the Main Hall

We will be back in the Main Hall at the Mount Waverley Community Centre for our competition night on Tuesday 1st March 2022.

Monash Council have confirmed the following requirements:

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated to enter a community facility & provide proof to your group representative
  • Attendees must check into the facility via the QR Code or register via the manual registration provided
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry & through your occupation of the facility
  • All persons over the age of 8 years must wear a mask when inside a community facility

If there is any change to these requirements notified to us before the meeting on Tuesday night, members will be notified ASAP.

We would also like to clarify that a 7:30pm start time means that you should arrive at 7:15pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm sharp. This is especially important this week with the additional COVID procedures detailed above.

February Competition night now via Zoom

The committee has been continuously monitoring the progress of the ongoing situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular the potential risks to our members of returning to in person meetings. As such the committee has decided that we will not be returning to in person meetings until at least the beginning of March.

This means that the February Competition Night on Tuesday 1st February will be held via Zoom (link to be advised in the Watson on Sunday) and not at the Mount Waverley Community Centre as previously advertised.

In regard to prints, your EDI versions of entries for March will still need to be uploaded by midnight on 1st February, however the physical prints for March can be dropped off at the entrance to the MWCC between 6:30pm and 7:30pm the following night, Wednesday 2nd February. The February Print entries will also be available for pickup on the Wednesday at the Hall.

We hope you will understand the reasons for this late change, and apologise of any inconvenience it may cause.

31st Eastern Interclub Competition results

At the recent 31st Eastern Interclub Competition run by Maroondah Photographic Society we came first overall and second in both sections. Particular congratulations for individual awards go to:

Jen Fawkes - Water Girl
Jen Fawkes – Water Girl – 1st Place B&W

Steve Hilton - Laughter is the best medicine
Steve Hilton – Laughter is the best medicine – 3rd Place Open

Jill Shaw - Eating icecreams
Jill Shaw – Eating icecreams – Merit Open

Sim Chong - The S Sofa
Sim Chong – The S Sofa – Merit B&W

Vicki Moritz - Lost habitat2
Vicki Moritz – Lost habitat2 – Merit B&W

Thanks also to the selection committee and others who organised our entries.

Our entries can be viewed in our Eastern Interclub 2021 galleries.

APS Australian Cup 2021 is open for entries

WCC as a club is again participating in the 2021 Australian Cup Competition.

Last year in the 2020 Australian Cup Competition we came in equal 10 of 40 other clubs and congratulation to Anthony Pearsall awarded a Judges Choice.

Well done to all !! This year, we need to be top 5!! We can do it !!

Last day to upload to WCC website 7th May 2021

We are requesting all interested members to submit 2 (TWO) of their favourite images to represent WCC in this year’s competition. Each image will be selected by our own WCC panel of selectors for the final 20 to be chosen. A mixture of different genres of photography is encouraged. Note: your images may or may not be the ones that had already been submitted in the WCC monthly club internal competitions.

  1. The club will be selecting and submitting a total of 20 images
  2. Author may only enter with one camera club
  3. Coherency between photos is not required
  4. Images entered in previous Australia Cup Competitions will NOT be accepted
  5. Any subject (colour or mono) is acceptable but no image of nude nature will be accepted
  6. There are many various awards and counts towards APS Honours

When submitting, files should be:

  • Max size 1920 pixel wide (horizontal direction) and 1200 pixel high (vertical direction).
  • JPEG, Max file size 2MB
  • Title (no long titles ..please !!)

Entry Fee FREE for members (paid by WCC)

Entries should be submitted via the our competition upload site under Australia Cup 2021.

Thanks to Anthony Yap for putting this communication together.

Eildon Weekend 24-26 April 2020

Our annual weekend away for 2020 is being held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020. We are staying in cabin accommodation at the Eildon Pondage Holiday park.

All cabins have been held until Christmas for WCC members for the Anzac weekend 2020.
Members are to call Eildon Pondage directly, book and pay one night deposit to hold the booking.
Various options of cabin types: some sleep 4, 5 or 6 people
Price discount will be given to WCC members.
Any cabins not booked by Xmas will then be made available to the general public.
Call and talk to Julie or Kerryn. Make sure you mention you are with WCC!

Some things we are currently planning:

  • Locations for sunrises & sunsets
  • Astro photography workshop
  • Intro into light painting workshop
  • Leisurely drives visiting points of interest in the area
  • The region has some great views

Eildon 2020 is waiting for YOU !

2020 renewals and a Facebook reminder

Due to popular demand, the Trybooking link for renewing your membership is now active. Although Payments are not officially due until 1/1/2020, there are many who like to get this out of the way before the Festive season. You can now pay to renew your membership for 2020.

On a separate note, Jen Fawkes would like to remind members of the new Facebook Group announced in the last Newsletter:

New Facebook Activity Group for WCC Members

Many of you may know about, and read, the club’s Facebook page. We now have a new group for club members to share information, celebrate success, showcase our work, seek advice and just have some fun. This is a closed group for members of Waverley Camera Club only. There are two ways you can be part of this:

  1. In the main Waverley Camera Club page, click on groups and the members group will pop up. This will take you to the group page and then click ‘join’.
  2. Just search for ‘Waverley Camera Club Members’, ask to join the group and answer a simple question.

Once we get the group up and running, Jen will start posting some links and perhaps run a challenge or two. It’s up to you, the members, to get what you want out of the group. You will be able to post images, ask questions and comment on each other’s work.


Membership fees for 2019

Please be advised that the Membership fees for 2019 are now due and payable before the new year gets underway. Entries for the first competition night will not be eligible for consideration until the member has paid their fees for the 2019 year. Those new members who joined the Club after 1 October 2018 have already paid for the 2019 year.

The preferred method of payment is through TryBooking at:

Please note that this system will charge an extra 30 cents on top of your membership fee, which the Committee feels is reasonable for Members and it makes the considerable task of gathering and recording payments much easier for our Treasurer. If you would prefer to make other arrangements for payment please contact Ken Barnett, our Treasurer at

Thanking you all in anticipation,
Tim Keane