2020 Judged Competitions

Set Subjects

Portraits:          Entries due: February                  Judging: April

Machinery:      Entries due: April                          Judging: June

Definition: A photograph of an apparatus,  or part thereof, designed to apply mechanical power or to carry out some mechanical function. It must consist of several parts, each with its own function.

Abstracts:         Entries due: June                           Judging: August

Definition: Images entered into the Abstract set subject competition must challenge the viewer to make their own interpretation of the subject and/or its original context or condition.
They may isolate a fragment from a natural or physical scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.

Markets:            Entries due: August                      Judging: October

Definition:  Images taken in a regional market environment which may include people, traders, items for sale, animals and produce. The environmental market context of your image may include a small subtle portion or a large part of the photograph’s composition.”
Explanation: This is a set subject challenge to be a tourist photographer in our regional Market environment different but similar to “street” and “photo journalism


Open:                Entries due: March                        Judging: May

Open:                Entries due: May                            Judging: July

Open:                Entries due: July                             Judging: September

Open:                Entries due: September                Judging: November

End of Year Competition: 

Entries due: 9 November              Judging: 5 December

VAPS Annual Competition:

VAPS conference being held 25 -27 June: Details pending

Quad Competition:

Details Pending

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