Some of our competitions are subject specific. Pictorial is an open competition. Pictorial is derived from the word – picture – so all images are potentially pictorial. What makes an image pictorial, as opposed to representational, is its aesthetic quality.
Is it well composed and aesthetically pleasing? This is the only competition which is judged solely on the basis of an image’s composition and attractiveness, rather than its subject matter. Compositing is allowed but the image is judged solely on its pictorial nature.