This is a dual competition with two different themes.

For Mono and Colour Prints it takes the form of a Panel Competition.

For Projected Images the theme iss Photojournalism





PJ Projected Image Liverpool Pride Parade


Pete Lovatt
PJ Projected Image Borrowdale Shepherds Meet Commended Margaret Sixsmith
PJ Projected Image Catching a pig Contest Highly Commended Brian Magor
PJ Projected Image Medieval gathering by torchlight Highly Commended Pete Lovatt
PJ Projected Image K50 Water Splash Very Highly Commended John Sixsmith
PJ Projected Image Four huskies Very Highly Commended Margaret Sixsmith
PJ Projected Image

Watching the balloons Albuquerque
Very Highly Commended Brian Magor
PJ Projected Image Kelpie Selfie 3rd Pete Lovatt
PJ Projected Image Wave jumper 2nd John Sixsmith
PJ Projected Image Street Life in Romania 1st Paul Anderson
Panel Mono Print Panel Three Falls Iceland Very Highly Commended Steve Lewis
Panel Mono Print Panel Chinese Terracotta Warriors 3rd Anthony Clarke
Panel Mono Print Panel Lord and Master and his minions 2nd Diana Magor
Panel Mono Print Panel The pugilists 1st Lyn Rostron
Panel Colour Print Panel Faces in antique table tops Very Highly Commended Anthony Clarke
Panel Colour Print Panel Polar bears 3rd Margaret Sixsmith
Panel Colour Print Panel National Trust Erddig, Below Stairs 2nd Carol Tipping
Panel Colour Print Panel Hellebore Studies 1st Lyn Rostron



A photographic panel for our competition will consist of 3 images. These must be 3 separate prints mounted up to a maximum of 40cm by 50cm.  There are two sections Mono and Colour.  The theme is OPEN – any subject matter will do!

Images within a panel must work together as a set, they can tell a story, be images of the same item taken in different seasons for example, or a model in different outfits or in varying locations. The images have to have a relationship in some way to each other.

The Images will be displayed in a row so each one needs to indicate the order of display –  Left, Centre and Right.

Why a Panel?

A lot of Panels tell a story. This is best described as where one image could not tell the whole story. For example it could be the progression of a child growing up, so the images could have been taken over a long period of time. A lot of photographers also use a panel to show different aspects of a subject. The options are only limited by your imagination. You mayl find it best to have an idea for a panel and roughly sketch out how you will see it together. You can then set about getting the images you require. Post processing can help in balancing things like exposure and cropping etc.

Many things need to be considered when working on a panel; these are just food for thought:-


        • Relationship of the images
        • Does it tell a story?
        • Do the images work together?
        • Is the exposure similar across all the images (or massively different of course?)
        • Are they all printed on the same paper?
        • Has the post processing ‘style’, ‘plug-in’ been applied to all the images?
        • Are they all mounted in the same format (borders/mount colour/window/flush etc)?
        • Diagonals work better pointing into the centre of the panel.
        • Portraits work better facing into the panel
        • Try vignetting the very outside corners of each image (e.g. the top right corner on the top right image, bottom left corner of the bottom left image etc).
        • Don’t have images that are too similar.
        • Landscape and Portrait formats can be mixed but the Panel needs to be balanced.
        • The use of leading lines, diagonals etc is to keep the interest within the panel and to prevent the viewer’s eye wandering off at a tangent.
        • Consider flipping/rotating images during processing to get angles/faces pointing the right way. Use all the tools you have in your box to help achieve impact and balance.
        • Keep images the same size if possible; it’s easier to view in this way.

And finally, remember these are just guidelines, not rules, and are meant to be broken should the panel improve by so doing.


Projected Images – Photojournalism

The 2020 Hoylake international will be a 6 salon circuit with the theme of Photojournalism.  This will be an opportunity to hone your skills in this topic ready for entering and even judging in the Club’s International Exhibition.

What is Photojournalism?

Photojournalism entries consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image will receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are Not eligible.

Sport action of any sort is obviously photojournalism, but many competitions give special awards for Human Interest images.  These Human interest images depict a person or persons in an interactive, or unusual situation, excluding recreational or sports ACTION

You may enter up to three projected images in this section.

Download Entry Form