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Tettenhall Wood Photographic Club, The Institute, Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV6 8NF

 Through the year we have a series of Monthly Competitions, Inter-club Battles, Portfolio Challenge, a Chairman’s Evening on the 15th May and a Themed Competition, scheduled for the 27th March, which this year is titled as ‘Mono Images’.

These competitions allow us to present our prints and projected images for critical comment by invited judges and give us an idea of how good we really are……or not as the case may be. We hope that such competitions  enable us to improve our work by giving us new ideas and pointers as to where we could be better.

Competition Rules

8A downloadable copy of the Competition Rules for the season 2017-2015 is available on the Resources page.

Monthly Competitions

The monthly competitions are divided into three classes, General for those  just starting in competitions, Intermediate and Advanced for those with  an increasing degree of proficiency and skill. There are four rounds of  prints and four rounds of projected images for each class and all  entrants are judged in their respective class by the invited judge who awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Highly Commended and Commended at  his discretion. Points are awarded according to placing's and are used to formulate a league table. At the end of the year the member with the  highest score in each section in each class, is awarded the trophy.

A copy of the information sheet, Preparing for Competition, general and detailed, is available to download from the Resources page. These are important documents for all those wishing to enter competitions so please do read these carefully and if you have any questions or are unclear on any matter, do contact the Competition Secretary for clarification.

Battles

We do battle with other local clubs where each club enters normally 10 or 15  prints and the same number of projected images, although other combinations may be used  dependant on the agreement between the two, or more, Clubs  participating. These are displayed before a judge who will give each  image a score out of 20. The club which accumulates most points is  declared the winner. It is a simple formula but is a good evenings  entertainment.

Portfolio (Tryptych)

Entrants submit a panel of 3 PIs before a judge, with the best panel, in his opinion, being declared the winner. The images are linked together by a  theme of the author's choice. Dependant on overall entries, Members can submit up to 3 PI panels.

Projected Image Knockout

When held, each entrant can submit a prescribed number of projected images, on any topic. The images are shown two at a time and by a simple process of elimination, the judge will declare the winner to be the image which, again in his opinion, is the best. These events are generally good fun and not taken too seriously.

Themed Competition

This is aimed at the production of never before seen work; the rules of which are available within the published Competition Rules.  This season, the theme is ‘Mono Images’ (which isn’t just Black and White) and the competition will be held on 27th March.

Chairman's Challenge

This year’s event is being run as The Chairman’s Evening, on the 15th May. The idea of the competition and the basic rules can be found on the Resources page.

Awards

The Monthly Competitions are running events, with the award winner being the photographer who has accumulated most points from the four rounds,  in each category and in each Class. The other one-off competitions also  attract awards and these are all presented at the end of the season at  the Presentation Evening.

Once again this year, scores collected  from all competitions apart from the Chairman’s Challenge, as stated in  the published Rules, count towards the title of “Photographer of the  Year” or more commonly know as POTY.