Deeside Photographic Society

Club competitions 2019/2020

Theme Type Submission date Judging date Judge Images
30 July 2019 6 August 2019 Jason Wharam
Colour Open PDI
17 September 2019  1 October 2019 Sue Clark Colour Open images
Scapes PDI
22 October 2019 12 November 2019 Robert Millin Scapes images
Animals PDI
12 November 2019 26 November 2019 Bill Preston Animals images
Emotions PDI
14 January 2020 28 January 2020 Jason Wharham Emotions images
11 February 2020 25 February 2020 Phil Chadwick Red images
Mono Open PDI 17 March 2020 31 March 2020 Janice Barton Mono images

Cummulative scores

Submitting images

PDI images or digital versions of prints must be no more than 1600 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels in height. Any images which exceed these dimensions will be disqualified. When resizing images make sure the original height : width ratio is preserved. Portrait style images will in general be 1200 pixels in height but may be less than 1600 pixels wide and similarly landscape style images will be 1600 pixels wide but may be less than 1200 pixels in height.

Digital images should ideally have a resolution of 72 dpi to save disk space but if this causes the image dimensions to have less than the optimum values then higher resolutions will be acceptable.

When editing digital images, change the resolution to 72 dpi before resizing. If both dimensions are less than optimum then increase the resolution until the larger of the optimum dimensions is met. Then resize as necessary.

Format of USB stick:-

Stick Stick

Rules for all competitions

  • Any member who is not a fully paid up member or is suspended may not enter any internal club competition.
  • All parts of a competition entry must have been taken and finished by the entrant (except under special circumstances approved by the committee.
  • Each member may enter up to 3 images in the PDI section and up to 3 images in the print section for each competition.
  • The hand in dates for receipt of entries are shown in the Annual Syllabus and are also shown on the Competitions page. Members who are unable to submit entries on the posted hand in date may arrange directly with the competition secretary to hand in at an earlier date. Entries will only be accepted after the posted hand in date as the sole discretion of the internal competition Secretary. Where possible all entries should be handed in (placed in the box or on the table) no later than 7.30pm.
  • Once submitted into a club competition that image nor part of that image nor any similar image (e.g. the next image in a shooting sequence, or a re-edited version of that image) may not be entered into any other club competition.
  • Any member who submits any image into any club competition grants the club permission for the image to be used on the club website and or social media. Copyright for the image remains with the author.

Rules for Prints

  • Trade processing is allowed for all prints.
  • All prints must be mounted on a backing board 50cm x 40cm in size. The actual print or window in the matt may be any size. The total thickness of the mount may be no more than 4mm.
  • All prints entered must have the entrant's competition number and title printed in pencil at the top left hand corner on the back of the mount which shows the correct orientation.
  • Entrants must not place anything else on the back of the mount especially labels or tape which can damage other prints.
  • Prints must be accompanied by an equivalent digital copy in jpeg format on USB memory stick.

Rules for Projected Digital Images

  • Digital Image files must be submitted on USB memory stick at a maximum size of 1600 X 1200 pixels in JPEG format with SRGB colour space.


  • For the 6 rounds making up the club photographer of the year competition all images judged will receive a score from the judge out of 20.
  • The authors points gained by their images in the digital image section will count towards digital champion of the year.
  • The authors points gained by their images in the printed image section will count towards print champion of the year.
  • The members who accrue most points overall with their digital images and printed images combined will be declared DPS Photographer of the year.
  • For the Presidents Cup competition the top 3 places in the digital image section and the top three images in the print section will be announced by the judge on the night and will have no value towards the photographer of the year award.

Rules for competitions


All competitions are open to any image including photograph, manipulated photograph or composite image finished in monochrome or colour.

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Inter-club competitions

Date Against Location Type Judge Results
11 February 2020 Ellesmere Port PS Ewloe Social Club Battle Kevin Hirst Deeside 549 Ellesmere Port 542

Other competitions ^

2016-2017 Competitions
2017-2018 Competitions
2018-2019 Competitions Putting some beef in it