Competitions – External

PPS participates in four annual external competitions alongside other clubs:

Hand-in for PPS membersCompetition dateCompetition Name
06 Oct 2101 Dec 214-Way Battle
Dec 2127 Feb 22SPF Digital Championship
13 Mar 22Spring 22SPF Print Championship
Mar 22Jul 22SPF Portfolio

PPS also conducts internal competitions for its own members.

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

Hand-in for PPS members’ entries Wed 06 Oct 2021
Hand-in for PPS club entry Wed 13 Oct 2021

Competition Wed 01 Dec 2021

For the club:

The Four-way Battle is an annual competition between

  • Dundee Photographic Society
  • Glenrothes Camera Club
  • Perthshire Photographic Society
  • St Andrews Photographic Society– hosts for 2021-22 Season

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.

*Normally*, clubs 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.
  • No image, print or PDI, should be more than two years old.

For 2021-22, entries for Mono Prints, Colour Prints, and Digitial Images, will all be digitial only.

For members wishing to enter:

*Normally*, members are invited to enter as follows

  • 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 Digital Championship 2021

Hand-in for PPS entries early December 2021
Competition date Sun 27 Feb 2022

This event is being scored by three judges, and their scores will be combined to give the overall results. SPF plan to hold a Presentation event to announce the results, on Zoom, on the afternoon of Sunday 27 Feb 2022.

For full details see the SPF Website – Digital Championship
Note that the SPF website addresses itself more to clubs that to individuals.

Hand-in for PPS members’ entries 13 Mar 2022
Hand-in for PPS club entry 20 Mar 2022

Competition late spring 2022 (to be confirmed)

For the club:

Normally, 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.

In 2022, it’s described as ‘Interim’. It’s still a club and individual competition, open to monochrome and colour prints. SPF don’t yet know when the judging will be, or whether it will be in front of an audience.

For full details see the SPF Website – Print Championship
Note that the SPF website addresses itself more to clubs that to individuals.

For members wishing to enter:

Entries from PPS members should include unmounted prints up to A3 size, and documentation (a brief SPF Form, provided by PPS for entrants to complete, to identify each entry).

Print entries must be received by our PPS External Competition Secretary by 13 Mar 2022.

For contact details of our External COmpetitions Secretary, see a recent weekly mailing.

SPF Print and Projected Image Portfolios

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

For the club:

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.

In the November following the judging, the results are sent on a CD or DVD to competing clubs. PPS usually devotes one meeting of the season to viewing the entries, with commentary from an experienced For the date of this, see our Programme page.

For members wishing to enter:

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

For full details see the SPF Website – Portfolio
Note that the SPF website addresses itself more to clubs that to individuals.