Waverley Camera Club


Competitions are an incentive for you to keep taking new, interesting and challenging photographs and provide you direct feedback from experienced judges which is crucial to improving your technique and developing your own unique style.

2018 competition schedule

Month Judge Sections Entries due by Judged
February Barry Feldman Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: The beauty of nature
Tuesday 9th January (BBQ) Tuesday 6th February
March Marg Huxtable Open print: open (monochrome)
Open EDI: open (monochrome)
Set subject EDI: Abandoned (monochrome)
Tuesday 6th February Tuesday 6th March
April Lisa Saad Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Circles
Creative: creative
Tuesday 6th March Tuesday 3rd April
May TBA Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Action/Motion
Tuesday 3rd April Tuesday 1st May
June Ricardo da Cunha Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Triptych
Creative: creative
Tuesday 1st May Tuesday 5th June
July Adrian Smith Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Table top/Still life
Tuesday 5th June Tuesday 3rd July
August TBA Open print: open (monochrome)
Open EDI: open (monochrome)
Set subject EDI: Architecture/Urban spaces (monochrome)
Tuesday 3rd July Tuesday 7th August
September TBA Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Faces and Characters
Creative: creative
Tuesday 7th August Tuesday 4th September
October Peter Calder Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Fire, smoke or steam
Tuesday 4th September Tuesday 2nd October
November TBA Open print: open
Open EDI: open
Set subject EDI: Series
Tuesday 2nd October Tuesday 30th October
December TBA End of year competition Tuesday 30th October Tuesday 4th December

Definitions for monthly competitions in 2018

A grade and B grade levels

Club members are divided into two levels:

  • B Grade consists of members who are absolute beginners to members that are up and coming and learning fast. The idea behind the grades is to allow the beginner and inexperienced photographer to compete in the monthly competitions without having to battle the more experienced photographer. This in effect, attempts to level the playing field giving beginners a good chance to accumulate points and get that valuable feedback.
  • A Grade is made up of newly promoted members through to the very experienced photographer.

Promotion from B to A Grade:

  • the B grader with the highest aggregate in a year will automatically go up to A Grade
  • any member who accumulates a 30 point aggregate total over the term of their membership will reviewed by the committee
  • at the discretion of the committee any B Grader can be promoted based upon an assessment of the photographer’s ability


Every monthly competition is comprised of three sections:

  • Printed Images – Open Subject
  • EDI – Open Subject
  • EDI – Set Subjects

Combined with the A grade and B grade levels, most months have a total of six sections.

A new creative competition section is being trialled in 2018. The April, June and September months will have an added section for creative images that will be judged by the same judge as the usual three sections. Entries are to be submitted along with other entries for that month, use CREATIVE in the filename. There will be a creative aggregate trophy awarded at the end of the year.

Definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images). High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered altered reality. The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.

Judging and points

For all monthly competitions a guest judge will provide feedback and will award Merits and Highly Commended to any images they feel are deserving of such awards. One image from each competition will also be nominated as a section winner.

Points are awarded as follows:

  • Merit award – 2 aggregate points
  • Highly commended award – 3 aggregate points
  • Section winner – 4 aggregate points

End of year

At the end of the year we have a competition where members enter their best images from throughout the year, with two images in each of:

  • Open print
  • Colour EDI
  • Monochrome EDI

The entry must have been entered into a monthly competition from that year, be in the same format and have no additional alterations. A print must have been previously entered as a print, and an EDI must have been previously entered as an EDI. An EDI cannot be printed and entered as a print, or vice versa.

For the end of year competition, you do not resubmit the EDI image files, please only send through a list of the image names as entered previously.

At the end of the year we also announce the top performing members in each of the six monthly competition sections.

Entering monthly competitions

Entries are generally due a month prior (see schedule for specific dates) to the competition night. Print entries are brought along and put into the print box, EDI entries (including an EDI of your print) are emailed to comp@waverleycameraclub.org. See below for technical details.

Note for Apple Mail users; please refer to this support article to ensure your images remain at their intended size.


  • Members are in either A grade or B grade
  • Members promoted to A Grade part way through the year will still compete in B Grade for the aggregate points award at the end of that year
  • One image can be submitted in each section per member per month
  • Entries must be submitted by the first Tuesday in the month prior to the competition
  • All images must be the entrants own work including any post production editing
  • Entries cannot display the entrant’s name or past awards won (e.g. watermarks on EDI’s / or certificates / names on the back of print mounts)
  • An image NOT receiving an award of Merit or Highly Commended may be re-entered in an aggregate points competition in the next calendar year. The image may be changed. The image must be identified with the new competition date and the Competition Steward informed that the image is a re-entry. No further re-entries of that original image (or as amended) are permitted, with exception of the End of Year Competition
  • A grade printed images are to be mounted, not framed. Mounting is optional for B Grade Printed images
  • The overall size of the mount must not exceed 40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) in a vertical or horizontal format. Thickness of the mount, including backing board, must not exceed 5mm. The back of each print must contain an arrow indicating the top of the print, your member number, your grade, and the title of the print
  • A digital copy of each printed image MUST also be submitted for projection during the meeting

EDI entries (and digital copies of printed images) are to be:

  • Submitted via email (one message per member with all entries for that month) to comp@waverleycameraclub.org
  • JPEG in sRGB colour space of 2MB  or less
  • No more than 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels tall (these dimensions can NOT be switched around)
  • Named according to the specified format below

WCC reserves the right to select images entered into its internal competitions for submission into external WCC sanctioned events.

File naming
The format is: (your grade)(your member number)-(month)(year)(print, edi, setsubject)-(title).jpg


(your grade) A or B. Please use capital letters
(your member number) 1, 2 or 3 digit member number
(month) FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV. Please use 3 capital letters as you see here.
(year) two digits for the year
(section) PRINT (if the image is a digital copy of the print), EDI (if the image is an entry in the EDI open section) or SETSUBJECT (if the image is an entry in the EDI set subject section). Again, please use capital letters..
(title) the name of your entry. Please use upper and lower case as you see fit. The title provided in the filename will be used exactly in the gallery, slideshow, and on certificates.

When you put it all together it should look like:

  • B111-SEP16PRINT-Best Print Ever.jpg
  • A2-JUL16EDI-World’s Greatest Image.jpg
  • A120-MAR16SETSUBJECT-My Entry Name.jpg

Please note the placement of the 2 hyphens and note also that the only spaces should be in the title.

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