2019 PRINT COMPETITION
12X10 PRINT COMPETITION WITH LIVE JUDGING
12x10 Print Competition
This year, on Sunday 12th May 2019, 12.00pm till finish we will be LIVE JUDGING your print entries with the winners announced at our gala dinner on Tuesday 14th May.
This is an amazing opportunity for you to come and watch your images being judged by a panel of very skilled judges and hear feedback on many of the images. Viewing is completely free of charge and is one of the most valuable ways to learn from these super talented judges.
Please note that due to a cycle race happening on the same day the road to the venue will be CLOSED from 8.45-11.30am. From 11.30-2.45pm there will be limited access for cars to access the venue. Please respectfully follow the stewards instructions on gaining access to the venue.
All elements in each picture must be shot by the author. No bought digital backdrops or elements. You may use enhancements such as actions or textures but all elements in the actual image must be shot by yourself. We may ask to see the RAW file if we need clarity. Please be prepared to produce this if asked.
Newcomers who have been in business for 2 years or less and have NEVER entered a photographic competition or passed a qualification (either at Uni or with a photographic organisation) this is open to any genre of photography
Newborn (up to 8 weeks, siblings and parents can be included as long as the newborn remains the main focus of the image)
Children (8 weeks to 16yrs, may include parents providing the child is the main focus of the image)
Maternity (may include other children or partner)
Open (Anything goes but not newborn, maternity or child)
Entry £10 per print - you may enter multiple prints in each category
Or purchase 5 entries for the price of 4!
Each entry MUST be 12x10in in overall size including matt mount if desired.
Prints MUST be mounted (this is required to avoid the prints curling when viewed under the daylight viewing booth by the judges). You may also add a matt mount if you wish however the minimum viewable image must be 8in on the shortest side, so for example with a 1 inch border around to bring the total size to 12x10.
We will need an un-watermarked copy of each image you are entering, please send through no bigger than 2mb and 2000px. Please forward this to email@example.com we will be using these files to show on screen during the judging so the audience can see the image being judged, we will also be showing the image on the big screen at the awards dinner should your image be successful. Following the show dates all images are deleted.
You are welcome to come and watch the live judging on the Sunday and remember to buy your awards dinner ticket incase you are a finalist!
DEADLINE FOR PRINT ENTRIES - We must receive your prints by 1st MAY 2019 AT THE LATEST or they will not be included in the judging process and no refund given. Please make sure you send them in plenty of time!
Please note that prints that aren’t a finalist are available to collect DURING SHOW HOURS on the Monday or Tuesday ONLY. Any prints that make it to the print display will be available AFTER THE SHOW on the Tuesday from 4pm up until 6pm at the latest. Any prints not collected will not be posted so please either collect your own prints or request for a friend to collect.
ORDERING YOUR PRINTS
Below we will list the print labs offering specific printing for our competition. Sit back and relax knowing that your prints will be correctly resized, printed and presented, hassle free!
WHO ARE YOUR JUDGES?
Terrie Jones - Head of Judging
Terrie Jones’ passion for photographic judging has become somewhat infamous within the industry ovesr the past several years, together with her team of over 60 experienced judges she has spent the last 15 years striving to maintain the high standards required for both Qualification and ‘Photographer of the Year Awards’. Terrie joined The Societies at the young age of 16 and soon developed an interest in print critique. Taking it upon herself to learn more from the experienced photographers around her, Terrie quickly became The Societies Competition Administrator, a title which she held with pride for over 10 years. During this time The Societies’ live annual 20x16 Competition has grown from strength to strength, gaining respect for its transparency and diversity. It is now one of the largest ‘all welcome’ photographic print competitions in the world today. Four years ago Terrie, desperate for personal development in the world of judging, attended the 2015 PPA Judging School in Atlanta where she proved herself not only as an administrator for judging, but as a judge herself. Terrie’s passion for judging has only grown since then, continuing to learn from her team she has used her experience to open The Societies Judging School, which is now a ‘must attend’ course for anybody wishing to deepen their understanding of print critique. Now ‘Head of Judging’ at The Societies, Terrie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with photographers with a view to maintaining the high standards expected within the industry
Kelly Brown FSWPP
Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer and educator from Brisbane, Australia, and a Double Master with Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).
She started her business, Little Pieces Photography, in 2005, and specialises in newborn and baby portraiture. She has diplomas in both Business and Photography and has been teaching newborn posing and business classes around the world since 2010.
In 2017 Kelly was awarded WPPI Newborn Photographer of the Year, Pet Photographer of the Year and the Excellence Award for the highest scoring images.
Also in 2017, Kelly is opening a brand new photography studio in Brisbane and continues to educate photographers around the world.
WPPI Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2016
AIPP QLD Newborn Photographer of the Year - 2016
WPPI Newborn Photographer of the Year - 2015
AIPP QLD Family Photographer of the Year - 2015
WPPI Children’s Baby Photographer of the Year - 2014
WPPI Creative Composite Photographer of the Year - 2014 WPPI Portrait Photographer of the Year - 2014
AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year - 2014
AIPP QLD Professional Photographer of the Year 2014 & 2013 World Photographic Cup Gold Medal 2013
AIPP QLD Portrait Photographer of the Year 2013
AIPP QLD Family Photographer of the Year 2014, 2013 & 2012 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year - 2012
Gary Hughes PPA Master
A PPA Master Photographer, Gary's work has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and he has been a speaker for Imaging USA, Creative Live and has written articles on photography for the Huffington Post. In 2016 his book, Photographing Headshots, debuted as a best seller in the photography education category on Amazon.
His studio's list of corporate clients includes UBS Financial, Veritas, Staples and Microsoft.
David Stanbury FSWPP/FBIPP
David Stanbury is a Multi Award Winning Portrait & Wedding Photographer based in the North West of England with a career spanning over 20+ years & nearly 1400 weddings
His accolades include over 250 National & Regional awards including UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, UK Portrait Photographer of the Year, UK Wedding Album of the Year and a 2 times Finalist in the Prestigious Hasselblad Masters Awards. He has also been awarded Fellowship (the highest qualification) in Wedding Photography by the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) & the SWPP (The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers)
David is also a photography consultant working with some of the biggest photography companies in the world and an International Photography Judge.
David works exclusively with his wife Jane from their studio in the North West of England covering weddings and seminars worldwide. Their photography style is described as stylish & timeless and is very much in demand by couples who require the very best in wedding photography. They have a passion for photography and creating the perfect image combining all the aspects of the Wedding but also understands that being a people person is just as important.
Christina Lauder FSWPP
Originally from Toronto, Canada but living in Leicestershire for 20 years, multi award winning, Christina has been building a successful portrait business for the past 13 years. Working from a studio in the back garden of her home, she concentrates her attention on unique child and family portraits.
She has dedicated herself to developing the skills necessary to provide the pinnacle of quality in portraiture, dedication that has been recognised and rewarded in the fact that she now counts herself among the most select of photographers, having attained the level of Fellow with the SWPP.
Christina's unique and highly skilled work has won multiple awards, testament to her consistently high standard of work, no matter the subject.
SWPP Portrait Studio Photographer of the Year 2013
SWPP Pet Photographer of the Year 2013
SWPP 2nd Overall Photographer of the Year 2013
SWPP Baby Photographer of the Year 2014
MPA Family Portrait of the Year 2015
SWPP 20x16 Portrait Classical Category winner 2018
SWPP 20x16 Open Category winner 2018
SWPP Masters Award 2018
George Fairbairn FSWPP
George is an advertising and product photographer working in London and across Europe specialising in portraiture, product photography and stop motion animation. He has worked with the likes of Kerrang!, Total Guitar, Rhythm, the BBC, DHL and Jägermeister. Born in Chicago he started his career in the US Air Force. George was stationed in England and here he discovered his love for proper football, full English breakfasts and Yorkshire puddings. On leaving the Air Force George moved to the UK and turned his attention back to his first passion, photography. George lives near Cambridge and works in London, and have his fill of as many roast dinners as he can healthily eat.