Competitions at Leyland Photographic Society

Internal Competitions – Open Competitions

Regular competitions, judged by an experienced independent adjudicator are a welcome opportunity to improve the quality and variety of photographs made by all members. These competitions are split into two ‘levels’: Members and Advanced so whatever your level of skill your photographs can be judged against people of a similar ability.

Photographs can be submitted in either print or digital image format so even if you don’t have a printer you can still take part.


At each monthly competiton there is a “Theme” section open to all members of the club (i.e. no distinction between Advanced and Member sections).
Please note:
From 2018 season onwards all entries are to be presented in PDI format only at 1600×1200 in sRGB colourspace, there will be no print section.

Themes for the 2019-2020 Season

Monthly Competiton 1: Keys
Monthly Competiton 2: Song and film titles
Monthly Competiton 3: Farming
Monthly Competiton 4: Decay
Monthly Competiton 5: Architectural

Internal Competition Night

Each year the club runs an internal competition night, which is judged by the members themselves. This is an open competition for all members, without reference to the league they compete in for the Monthly Competitions. There are 5 sections in which to take part:

1. Print/Digital Image Competition
All photographs to have been taken at one of the following:
Martin Mere, Leyland Motor Museum, on a club practical night, a club outing or at the Gilbert & Sullivan dress rehearsal.
There are no limits on the number of prints or PDIs to be entered.

2. “Previously unseen” competition
This is a section for images which have not been shown at the club before. One print and one PDI is permitted per member.

3. Panel competition
This is a section for panels of three images (either triptych or 3 separate images) on the theme of “My Special Day” which can be taken anywhere during the season. There are no limits on the number of entries per member.

4. Lecturette Competition
Any member may enter and present a short talk which is illustrated by their own digital or print images. There will be no limit on the number of presentations per member, but there is a maximum of 10 minutes per person in total.

5. Digital AV competition
Any member may enter digital Audio/Visual presentations. There will be no limit on the number of AV presentations per member, but there is a maximum of 10 minutes per person in total.

Please note: Sections 4 and 5 may be entered on the night. Prints for sections 1,2 and 3 may also be entered on the night or via the online system. PDIs must be entered using the online system.

External Competitions

In addition to our regular internal competitions, the Society also regularly takes part in Regional Competitions and Exhibitions. Our members have achieved excellent results in many of these.


Members are encouraged and assisted in acquiring Internationally Recognised Awards from the Royal Photographic Society, as well as the Photographic Association of Great Britain (PAGB). There are several members who are Fellows of the Society.

Leyland Invitation Exhibition

The Leyland Invitation Exhibition is a print only exhibition. Full rules and entry form are in the PDF below. 
The exhibition is open to all members of Accrington, Blackburn, Chorley, Darwen, Leyland, Ribblesdale, Southport and Wigan Photographic Societies/Camera Clubs.

Brief rules are set out below, full rules are shown on the entry form.
1. Entries are prints only and must be mounted on a 40x50cm mount
2. There is no theme, it is an open classification competition
3. Prints must be accompanied by an entry form and entry fee (£4.00 per entrant)
4. Prints must be marked with author details on the back
5. Each entrant can submit up to 3 prints per entry
6. No work previously submitted can be re-entered

The closing date for entries is Friday 19th October 2018

The Exhibition will be shown from 27th November to 21st December 2018 at:
The South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre
The Old Grammar School
Church Road
LeylandPR25 3FJ

The official opening and presentation of certificates will be on Saturday 1st December at 11.00am


Leyland Invitation Entry and Rules PDF