Competition Calendar & Themes for season 2020/2021


Date Tues...FormatTitle/ThemeJudgeDeadline
6th Oct' 2020PDIOpenChris KaySat' 29th Aug' 2020
20th Oct' 2020PDIRepetitionJohn SmithSat' 29th Aug' 2020
17th Nov' 2020PDIRural Exploration (finding unusual subjects within the countryside)Mike BlackburnSat' 29th Aug' 2020
24th Nov' 2020PDIYellowGareth JenkinsSat' 29th Aug' 2020
19th Jan' 2021PDIOpenVin ScothernTues' 5th Jan' 2021
26th Jan' 2021PrintLetters and/or NumbersRichard HainsworthTues' 12th Jan' 2021
23rd Feb' 2021PDIShadowsKevin HirstTues' 9th Feb' 2021
2nd Mar' 2021PDILooking through the glass (either window or mirror or both)Linda BellTues' 16th Feb' 2021
16th Mar' 2021PDILionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge (see page bottom for details inc' definition of "creative")In house judgingTues' 2nd Mar' 2021
30th Mar' 2021PDIUrban Exploration (finding unusual subjects within towns and cities)Ian StewartTues' 16th Mar' 2021
6th Apr' 2021PDIMonoLeigh WoolfordTues' 23rd Mar 2021

Once again, this Year’s themes are meant to challenge you as a photographer by means of Storytelling (taking a prompt and turning it into a photo story), Compositional Eye (using rules of composition) and Inspiration (using a simple inspiration as creatively as you can).
Hope you take on this challenge as it is meant and have fun with it.


Conwy Camera Club – Lionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge Trophy
Creative photography is an extension of conventional everyday photography into creative art. Its purpose is to stimulate creative thoughts and to encourage experimentation with new ideas going beyond a simple ‘everyday’ photograph.
The final result must be based on the photographer’s intentional work by photographing a subject in a way that most people would not normally see; demonstrating a level of intentional artistic impression.
Ideally this would include the use of creative techniques with the camera equipment, rather than with just computer and software manipulation. These various techniques may include one or more of the following considerations to produce a ‘creative photograph’.
Viewing the subject from an unusual or interesting angle, a change in normal perspective, the use of extremely slow or fast shutter speeds, creating a conceptual or abstract image, intentional camera movement, etc.
Otherwise a creative photograph may be produced by the careful arrangement of the subject material by the photographer. This could be as simple as linking two or more subjects not usually seen or associated together or the use of various ‘trick’ photography techniques.
The description of a photograph as creative becomes more justified as the level of input from the photographer increases.