Winchester National Exhibition 2020 Cancellation Announcement
It is with considerable regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Winchester National Exhibition. Guidance from the Prime Minister gives us little hope of running the judging face to face in early July as our schedule dictates. Additionally, we have been testing the evolving remote judging application being written by our exhibition software developer since social distancing was enforced. Having attempted to run several simulated judging exercises in the past weeks we have always been defeated by compatibility issues between the two programmes.
After another unsuccessful attempt last night we have concluded at this go/no go decision point, that we do not have the confidence that the software will perform as required to judge the reduced entry numbers in the single day agreed with our judges.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused and be assured that it is our intention to run the WNE in 2021 once life in the UK returns to a post Covid 19 normality.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing your images next year.
Winchester National Exhibition Coordinator
12th May 2020
2020 sees the sixth Winchester National Exhibition – an exhibition of digital photographic Images.
The exhibition is organised by Winchester Photographic Society and is affiliated to British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE), thereby allowing photographers to gain BPE Crowns for any acceptances.
Winchester National Exhibition 2020 is open to any photographer, amateur or professional, who is resident in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or BFPO addresses. Entries into any of five classes can be submitted in May and June and the resulting exhibition will be shown in September 2020.
|Key Dates Canceled||
Entry Submission Period canceled
|Canceled 16th May 2020
From the 16th May, there will be a link for submitting entries, which will be available till entries close on 30th June 2020.
|Results announced||End of July 2020|
||We will post an electronic catalogue in CD format to all entrants following the Presentation & Awards Evening|
|Presentation & Awards Evening||September 2020, Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre|
|Online viewing of exhibition||September to December 2020 via Winchester Photographic Society website|
|Judges||Roy Lambeth||eDPAGB AFIAP BPE2|
|Sue Sibley||ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3|
|Colin Harrison||FRPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/d2|
|Classes||There are five classes and you may enter up to three images in each, but no more than ten images in total.|
|Pictorial Colour||Colour Images on any subject and of any style will be judged on pictorial merit (i.e. the use of the photographic medium as an art form). The emphasis is on interest, visual impact, composition and technical excellence. Images may be manipulated in camera or on the computer, but ‘altered reality’ images that have been visibly manipulated should be submitted in the Creative section.|
|Pictorial Monochrome||Monochrome Images (one colour plus white) on any subject and of any style will be judged on pictorial merit (i.e. the use of the photographic medium as an art form). The emphasis is Monochrome Images (one colour plus white) on any subject and of any style will be judged on pictorial merit (i.e. the use of the photographic medium as an art form). The emphasis is on interest, visual impact, composition and technical excellence. Images may be manipulated in camera or on the computer, but ‘altered reality’ images that have been visibly manipulated should be submitted in the Creative section.|
|Creative||Any subject, including abstract and ‘altered reality’ images|
|Scapes||Land, sea or urban views. People or animals may be included but should not form the main subject of the image|
|Nature||Depiction of all branches of natural history as defined in the common FIAP/PSA/RPS Nature Definition, January 2015 (outlined in full in the Rules of Entry)|
£1.50 per image; minimum fee of £6.00
Payment via Paypal at the time of submission, or cheque payable to Winchester Photographic Society and sent to
The Treasurer, Winchester Photographic Society, 17 Gillingham Close, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7RL