Become an SPA Judge

Take your photographic experiences to a new level

  • Use your photographic skills in a wider context
  • Be inspired by lots of great photographs
  • Give something back to club photography
  • Extend your photographic ability & knowledge Share your knowledge with clubs & their members Join a growing team
  • Continued personal learning
  • Gain a growing reputation within the club scene

I was looking for a new challenge, and to improve my own photography. Becoming a judge – Everything I hoped for, and more! — Charles Pearson (new SPA Judge 2016)

As a Judge, you will start out believing that your efforts are, in a small way, helping the photography scene in general. As time goes by however, you will also realise that you have yourself gained a wider and deeper understanding of all genres of photography. in addition, you will have enjoyed the company of many like-minded men and women, Judges and Club members, many of whom you can now call your friends. Your photographic life will have been enriched beyond measure. — David Harford LRPS

The SPA website will now have a new section about becoming a judge, and hold an FAQ, section to try to answer as many common questions as possible, please visit the website for more information.

There is a new application form on the website.

The next judges training & assessment days will be held toward the end of 2017.

(Please note that the above image is used for illustration purposes only)