York Photographic Society

27th September "All Round Colour and a little Black and White" Stephen Dean Further information on the Blog

This is the website of York Photographic Society, York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.

This Resource page provides links to documents that are useful when entering York Photographic Society competitions along with those run by organisations to which YPS is affiliated.

As far as YPS competitions are concerned, the important points from the rules are:

Members may enter up to 3 prints for each of the colour and monochrome print competitions. There is no set subject.

For the Leatt Cup, members can submit up to 3 panels of prints consisting in turn of 3 prints on a common theme, topic or concept. Alternatively, a single panel can be submitted on one mount.

Colour and monochrome prints (including entries for the Leatt Cup) must be mounted on card or board measuring 400 by 500 mm ±2mm. 

For all print competitions digital copies of your entries must also be provided in the same format as digital competition entries.

Digital images must be resized to be no more than 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high. The sRGB colour space should be used with images saved as JPEG files.

If your print is not produced digitally (for instance, if it is a darkroom print) then you must scan in the image after printing it to provide the digital image.

When attaching your membership number to a print or digital image please ensure you use the latest one. It may contain numbers AND letters. This is on the back of your current membership card. A condition of entry is that you have paid your membership subscription for the year.

The full rules for YPS Competitions can be downloaded from the link below. Just click on the button and you will be able to access and download the document as a word document.



Below is a link to the current Photographic Association of Great Britain (PAGB) rules, provided as a PDF. Also provided is a PDF giving guidance on what constitutes a "Nature" image. Just click on the buttons to access and download the documents as PDFs.



Below is a link to the current Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU) rules for photographic print entries and projected digital image entries to their competitions. The YPU have adopted the PAGB's guidance on what constitutes a "Nature" image and this guidance is appended to the YPU document. Just click on the button to access and download the document as a PDF.

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