scoring & points

The points system enables you to compete with members at a similar skill level to your own, from League D for the less experienced photographers to League A at the top. Judges decisions on 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, plus Highly Commended (HC) and Commended (C) are changed into points for the League scoring system. At the end of the year you can move up, down, or remain in your current league depending on the points accumulated.

The three Leagues, Projected Digital Image (PDI), Mono Print (MP) and Colour Print (CP) each have four rounds. You may enter up to two images per round. Your six best scores from the whole season are added up to make your final score.

For PDI, MP, or CP you only need to enter two photographs in three rounds to reach a qualifying score, although you will have a better chance of success by entering in all four Rounds. The maximum entry is three images per league but in the event that we receive too many entries we may withdraw your 3rd Print or PDI.

Whilst it is permissible, and even useful as a source of work for external competitions, to enter the same photograph as a Colour Print, a Mono Print and as a PDI this can be very repetitive for the audience. It would be very helpful in this respect if you entered as much new work as possible every round and avoided entering the same image in two different forms in consecutive Print and PDI competitions. It is very foolish to enter similar images as Colour Print and Mono Print on the same night as they inevitably compete against each other and it is very unlikely that both will do well.

Judges are appointed from other clubs throughout the UK and we do our utmost to get the very best people we can. Judging is, however, an art not a science and it represents only that judge's personal opinion. You may not agree with that opinion, but that's ok!