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