season the Club has two internal competitions for members with
external judges, two assignments which are judged (one with an
external judge; the other judged by club members) and two Match-an-Image
competitions one at home with Beeslack Camera Club for the NBPS
Challenge Trophy and the other away with Musselburgh Camera Club.
Where we have external judges please use WeTransfer to send entries
to the club's competition secretary at least 17 days before the
competition date (unless stated differently eg if there's to
be live judging on the night) which allows time for all entries
to be collated and sent to the judge at least two weeks prior
to the actual competition date.
help with preparing entries please visit the Competition
section on this website.
Competition: The Chairman's Trophy
internal competition - some years the subject is 'Open' and for
others it is specified (see the Club Programme). While it's anticipated
most of the entries will be digital, prints are also welcome.
Marks for each image are awarded out of twenty and members will
be notified of their scores. The winner of the trophy is the
club member whose image is judged to be the best overall; there
are two 'Highly Commended' awards for the runners up. Up to four
images per member may be entered; for submission details please
see the Competition Entries
Competition: Image of the Year Trophy
internal competition with the subject 'Open'. This competition
is held in April and the winner of the trophy is the club member
whose image is judged to be the best overall image of the season;
there are two 'Highly Commended' awards for the runners up. Images
submitted for the earlier competitions can be re-submitted with
a maximum of four images per member. Entries (digital only) must
have been taken in the previous 12 months.
submission and image sizing please see the Competition
Competition: North Berwick Photographic Society Challenge Trophy
Match-an-Image competition against another 'local' club is held
at the North Berwick Club's venue in January or February. Forty
digital images are shown by each club as they battle it out to
match their images (whether images match or not is at the decision
of the judge; heckling is allowed!). The club with the highest
total score on the night wins the Challenge Trophy. In 2013 this
was a new format for a competition so here is the way it works.
Both teams operate their own computer, projector and screen so
that images can be selected then projected and viewed at the
same time alongside each other. Teams displayed their images
alternately with the image put up by the first team requiring
to be 'matched' by the second team. Thirty seconds is allowed
to put up a matching, or attempt at a matching, image. One point
is awarded to the team displaying the first image. If the team
displaying the second image is judged to be displaying a matching
image then a point is awarded to them for successfully matching
the image. An additional bonus point is awarded to the team judged
to have the better image of the two but if there is no match
this bonus point goes to the team which put up the first image.
previously submitted by members for external competitions and
assignments will be considered for match-an-image use by a selection
panel. Members are also encouraged and invited to submit additional
'quirky/different' images for consideration.
your entries to the NBPS Competition Secretary (Ian
WeTransfer by visiting WeTransfer.com
and entering the "Email to" as email@example.com.
This method is now the preferred way. Alternatively, to use the
old way send entries as attachments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.