We run three league-style competitions during the year (colour print, mono print and digital), as well as two one-off events (Exhibition and Endeavour) and two ‘photo of the year’ play-offs (print and digital).


Print Competitions (Colour and Mono)

There are two print competions each year, one for colour, one for mono. You can submit up to two pictures each round, which will be rated by an external judge on a scale of 1-10. Those with the lowest or highest aggregate score in the year over most of their pictures may move between the classes – Standard, Intermediate and Advanced. Full details are provided in the Competition Rules document below.

Please send a PDI of the prints you are entering to cheamprintentries@gmail.com

Digital Competition

There is also a Projected Digital Image (PDI) competition each year. You can submit up to two pictures each round, fitting in a box 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels tall, which will be rated by an external judge on a scale of 1-10. Those with the lowest or highest aggregate score in the year over most of their pictures may move between the classes – Standard, Intermediate and Advanced. Full details are also provided in the Competition Rules document below.

How to prepare a DPI for club competitions.


Annual Exhibition

Once a year, the club runs a public exhibition of prints, sets of prints and PDI images. These are rated both by an external judge and also by the public, with prizes available for both sets of winners.

Submitting your entries for the annual exhibition

There are pictures from the exhibitions in our blog.

Endeavour Cup

The Endeavour Cup is a PDI (digital) competition. Entrants submit a set of six images under a single title. Winners are chosen by an external judge, but no scores are given.

Photograph of the Year

Pictures scoring 9 or more in the Print Competition (mono and colour) and the PDI Competition are eligble to enter the two Photograph of the Year competitions, where they are re-rated by an external judge to identify an overall winner across all classes. Competition is obviously strong.


Please click on the link below to download the pdf file of the Competition Rules for colour and monochrome prints and projected digital images (PDIs). Detailed guidance on how to prepare PDIs for internal competition is given in Appendix B to the Rules (see below).

COMPETITION RULES  (Last updated 28th May 2018)