Themes - Description & Scope

2019 Competition Set Themes with Descriptions and Scope

Please see our website at www.derbycitypc.co.uk on the Competitions page for the full rules and entry information.
For each of the monthly competitions (with the exception of the Mono competition, see below), members may enter a maximum of two Open images and one on the set Theme for that competition ie. three images in total.
The set theme descriptions and scope are detailed below. The interpretation of how well a picture fits the set subject, and how to include this interpretation in the marking, must be left to the discretion of the judge for the evening. The judge will be told that the description and scope is the guidance (where applicable) that has been given to all members. It may go without saying, but just for the record, an Open competition may have any image subject entered. There are absolutely no restrictions on subject matter as long as it is in good taste.

4th February - Annual Digital (Open)
Judge: Peter Cheetham Hon PAGB

25th February - Annual Print (Open)
Judge: Ian Pinn

18th March - TREES (Digital)
Judge: Steve Myall EFIAP, BPE4*
Theme Description

Theme Scope:

    15th April - MONOCHROME (Print)
    Judge: Derek Doar DPAGB
    Theme Description
    An image comprised of tones of grey from black to white, or entirely of tones of a single colour. A black and white work modified by a partial toning, split toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work and is therefore excluded. This competition will take the whole evening. Members may enter a maximum of three Mono images. There is no separate Open section this evening.
    Theme Scope:
    • Any image in Mono as described above.

    20th May - PEELING PAINT OR RUSTY WORLD (Digital)
    Judge: Malcolm Sales ASWPP
    Theme Description

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      17th June - ANIMALS (Print)
      Judge: David Gibbins ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5*
      Theme Description

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        15th July - WATER (Digital)
        Judge: Sue Wilson DPAGB
        Theme Description

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          23rd September - ABANDONED (Print)
          Judge: TBA
          Theme Description

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            21st October - CITYSCAPE (Digital)
            Judge: TBA
            Theme Description

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              2nd December - AFTER DARK (Print)
              Judge: TBA
              Theme Description

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