Founded 1923

Member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

The Competitions

The WPS has internal competitions with judges from the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF) and also participates in competitions with other clubs in the SCPF.

WPS internal competitions.

We will be holding ten internal Monthly League Competitions this session, with judges from the SCPF.

There will be five print competitions and 5 Projected Digital Image (known as PDI) competitions.

Internal competitions are each divided into three sections. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

If you are not sure which section you should enter please discuss this with the Competition Secretary, or other committee members if he is not available. Visiting the "Print table" to discuss your work could also be of help.

The Society Competition Evening

This is a light-hearted evening of themed competitions without classes. The entries in each competition must comply with the relevant guidelines described in the first section Advice on Entering. The competitions are listed here.

The Mono Competition

A competition purely for monochrome prints, sometimes termed black and white but can in fact be any single colour plus white, i.e. not necessarily black with white.

A print competition open to all members, one class only.

The winner is awarded the FB Heathcote-Wride Old Symmetrical trophy.

New WPS Members Competition - "The George Walsh Trophy" and "Set of three pictures"

First held 30 January 2018

The George Walsh Trophy - Photo-journalism/Documentary

This new trophy is presented in memory of George Walsh, longstanding member of WPS, who died in May 2017. During his 60 years of membership he was actively involved in the running of the Society, taking the role of President twice and being appointed Honorary Life President in 1991. He ran the Society’s annual exhibition for 31 years, and was co-founder of the Audio-Visual Group.

The theme for the George Walsh Trophy is Photo-journalism and Documentary photography.   Images should chronicle events, daily lives, social situations and public occasions.

Set of three pictures

The second competition of the night will be members sets of three images that have a linking theme, on a subject or concept of their own choice.

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Please note that our competitions are open only to WPS members.