Our ever popular ‘Photographer of the Year’ (POTY) competition is a multi-round competition that all members are encouraged to enter
This year (2017-2018 season) there are five rounds all on different subjects. Entries for all rounds of POTY;including print rounds must be submitted as Digitally Projected Images (DPIs) so that a slideshow of all the entries for each round can be produced to assist in the planning of the competition evening and recording the scores of the entries. Members can submit up to three images for each round and are encouraged to do so as only the two highest scores they are awarded will count towards their cumulative score for POTY.
The following is a summary of the POTY rounds for the forthcoming season:
3rd October 2017 – Round One;Theme ‘Around Town’ (Digital round)
28th November 2017 – Round Two;Theme ‘Rule of Thirds’ (Print round)
23rd January 2018 – Round Three;Theme ‘Shapes and Patterns’ (Digital round)
20th March 2018 – Round Four;Theme ‘Environmental Portraits’ (Print round)
15th May 2018 – Round Five;Theme ‘Selective Focus’ (Digital round)
Full details are contained in the guidelines available in the ‘Rules’ section of the website. Anyone who has any queries should direct these in the first instance to the Competition Secretary.
ALL THOSE ENTERING THE ‘PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR’ COMPETITION MUST HAVE PAID THE FULL NDPS MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE CURRENT SEASON.
THE DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS MIDNIGHT ON THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE COMPETITION DATE. IF THERE IS A POTY PRINT ROUND THEN PRINTS MUST BE HANDED IN NO LATER 7:15pm ON THE NIGHT OF THE COMPETITION (PROVIDED A DPI IMAGE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT ON THE PREVIOUS TUESDAY).
ALL DPIs (INCLUDING DIGITAL COPIES OF PRINTS WHEN APPROPRIATE) MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE ENTRY PAGE ON THIS WEB SITE. AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRIES YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR ENTRIES HAVE ARRIVED.
ALL IMAGES SUBMITTED MUST FOLLOW THE CORRECT FILE NAMING CONVENTION – DETAILS OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THE ONLINE ENTRY PAGE ON THIS WEB SITE.
Each of the five rounds of Photographer of the Year is a ‘competition within a competition’ with the winner of the round being the member whose entry is awarded first place by the judge irrespective of the aggregate score of their best two images that count in their overall score in POTY.