York Photographic Society

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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 1600 pixels wide and 1200 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.

Entries for the Leatt Competition must be given to Allan Harris and copies sent as email attachments and in the correct format to Allan Harris at allanharris.harris@gmail.com by the end of Wednesday 27 February. Images need to be labelled as follows:

Prints should be identified in writing on the back of the mount thus:

Panel number, panel title, image position letter, image title (optional), membership number

e.g. 1 Trees M Oak 23D

7.7 Each print must be accompanied by a corresponding digital image, showing panel number, panel title, position letter (L, M, or R), individual image title if any, and membership number, using underscore to separate the items (but no underscore between words of the title) e.g.:

individually titled: 2_Trees_M_Oak_23D.jpg

not individually titled: 3_At the races_L_35K.jpg

Digital Entries for the Improvers Competition must be sent to John Illingworth at johnillyphotography@gmail.com by the end of Wednesday 27 February.



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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