Competition Rules

We run a number of Photographic Competitions, organised by our Competition Secretaries. If you have any questions, or want more information about what we do, you can get in touch by emailing one of the committee members. We also enter external competitions on a regular basis, scroll down to the bottom of the page for rules applying to other organisations events. Note that you must be a paid-up member of the Grantham Camera Club to enter any of the competitions.

The first section applies to ALL competitions (unless specifically stated otherwise):-

Photos can be Mounted Prints or Projected images. All images Digital and Prints must be entered online for all competitions before the closing date of the competition. We use a program called PhotoEntry, a simple tutorial on how to use this can be found in the Tutorials section. Click on the link to access the PhotoEntry site:- PhotoEntry link  If you need a log-in and password to access the Photoentry programme then please e-mail the Competition Secretary  here

 NB.    If you are entering images that are similar but from a separate negative/digital image then please make sure each image has a different title.


1 – May be Trade or Home Processed by the member.

2 – May be digitally produced but all manipulation must have been carried out by the Member.

3 – May be colour or black & white.

4 – Must not be less than 9 inches (228mm) on the longest side.

5 – Must have a title and the author’s name, clearly marked on the reverse

6 – Mounts must not be larger than 500mm x 400mm.

Projected Images:

1 – Images should consist entirely of the work of the member, and the member must carry out all digital manipulation.

2 – The image should be produced specifically for this competition and not entered into any other Grantham & District Camera Club competitions, but can be entered in to the Annual Exhibition if original image criteria allows, e.g. age etc.

3 – As images will be projected through a digital projector, it is therefore important images should be a maximum size of 1400 x 1050 pixels and be in colour space SRGB. Borders may be added to reach the maximum size if you like.

4 – Images may be smaller than this if required, but they should be of a reasonable size for viewing by ensuring at least one dimension of the image meets the standard defined above.

5 – All images should be saved as a JPEG in order to be able to be displayed on any computer

In addition to the above rules the following applies to specific competitions:-

* Bi-Monthly Competition – As the name implies, these are held every other month.

An external Judge awards points 1 – 20 and irrespective of how many photos you have submitted, the score of the highest one in each heat is the only one counted.

The scores are accumulated over the four heats so that an overall winner is decided at the end of the year.

No entry should be more than three years old at the time of use, and can only be used in one season’s competitions.

Entering into the first heat commits the author to the rest of the subsequent heats.

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* End of Season Competition – This is another regular annual competition. This is a themed competition.

All submissions to this competition must be less than one year old and must not have appeared in any other Grantham Camera Club competition.

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*Club Annual Competition.  The Annual Competition is an open competition. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories and will be held for one year.

All Images must not have been entered in the annual competition before.
Failure to follow the rules that are laid down could result in the disqualification from the exhibition.
Any queries will be dealt with by the Competition Secretary and committee.


* Best colour image.
* Best black & white image.
* Best natural history image.
* Best portrait image.
* Best pictorial image.
* Best action image.

* Best colour image.
* Best black & white image.
* Best natural history image.
* Best portrait image.
* Best pictorial image.
* Best action image.

Processed by author only.

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* Competitions are also held jointly with other Photographic or Camera clubs. Different rules may then apply.

N&EMPF Exhibition rules can be found here:- N&EMPF Rules 2020

* Other competitions may take part during the year at the discretion of the members present.

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