Competitions – External

PPS participates in three annual external competitions alongside other clubs.
PPS also conducts internal competitions for its own members.

Annual Four-Way Photographic Competition (Four-Way Battle)

Hand-in for PPS entries by 30 October 2019
Hand-in for each Club’s entries by 06 November 2019
Competition 27 November 2019

The Four-way Battle is an annual competition between

  • Dundee Photographic Society
  • Glenrothes Camera Club
  • Perthshire Photographic Society – hosts for 2019-20 Season
  • St Andrews Photographic Society

Entries from PPS members should be handed in a week ahead of the date for Club entries, to allow time for selection of the club entry by a small representative sub-committee.
Members are invited to enter as follows:

  • 20 images per club are required for the competition:
    6 mono prints, 6 colour prints and 8 projected digital images.
  • Each individual club member may submit no more than:
    2 Mono Prints, 2 Colour Prints and 2 Digital images.
  • No image, print or PDI, should be more than two years old.

Entry guidelines, where different from PPS guidellines, are:

  • Prints are to be marked with title only on the back.
    All other identifiable references must be hidden or removed.
  • Projected digital images should follow the file naming scheme:
    Dundee : DPS_P_Title.jpeg
    Glenrothes: GCC_P_Title.jpeg
    Perth: PPS_P_Title.jpeg
    St Andrews: SPS_P_Title.jpeg

Guidelines – general
Guidelines – print images
Guidelines – digital images

SPF Print Championship 2020

Hand-in for PPS entries by 22 January 2020
Competition 16 February 2020

The SPF Print Championship is a club and individual competition, open to monochrome and colour prints, held in February each year. It is judged by three judges, in front of an audience.

Entries from PPS members should include mounted prints and documentation (a brief SPF Form, provided by PPS for entrants to complete, to identify each entry).

For full details see the SPF Website – Print Championship

SPF Print and Projected Image Portfolios

Hand-in for PPS entries will be at the end of the PPS season

The SPF Portfolio is a club and individual competition, open to monochrome and colour prints (each accompanied by a digital version), and to digital images. It is held in July each year. It is judged ‘in camera’ by three judges.

Entries from PPS members should include images and documentation (a brief SPF Form, provided by PPS for entrants to complete, to identify each entry).

In the November following the judging, the results are sent on a CD to competing clubs. PPS usually devotes one meeting of the season to viewing the entries, with commentary from an experienced member.

For full details see the SPF Website – Portfolio