A free to enter Members competition held annually in March at Bovey Tracey for the magnificent Trophy to be held for one year. Open to all members of WCPF Clubs who can submit up to two mounted 50cm x 40cm prints on a subject set annually by the WCPF President, who also judges the competition. Hand in for entries is usually DPIC held in February each year
Kingswood Salver & Vivian Croucher Plate
KIngswood Salver - This Club competition is for the prestigious Salver to be held by the winning club for one year. It is open to all WCPF clubs and held annually in November at Bovey Tracey. Entries are for a panel of five 50cm x 40cm mounted prints by five different photographers on a theme of their choosing. Judged by a senior judge from outside the Federation, hand in for entries is usually the AGM in October each year.
Vivian Croucher Plate - From all the Salver images entered, the judge will pick the best individual print. This can come from any of the panels whether they have been given an award or not.
Inter-Club Print Competitions
WCPF Inter-Club Print Competition is an annual competition that is currently held in August and is open to all clubs affiliated to the WCPF. The event takes place in front of an audience and club members are encouraged to attend and support their club. Each club enters a selection of prints and scoring is undertaken by a panel of three judges. The club ranking is based on the aggregate score of the entered prints. The winning club will be awarded the Fotospeed Trophy to held for a year and the two top clubs will be invited to represent the Federation at the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship.
DPIC PDI Competition
DPIC – Digitally Projected Image Competitionis an annual inter-club competition held in February each year at the Corn Exchange, Exeter in front of an audience. Each club enters an agreed number of images and these are displayed and scored by three invited judges from outwith our Federation. There are trophies for the two top clubs and a trophy for the best small club with less than twenty five members. The top two clubs will be invited to represent the Federation at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI championship.
The WCPF Audio Visual Competition
An AV sequence blends images with a soundtrack of music, song, poetry, commentary, sounds, or any combination of these. No longer is the judge looking at individual images, but is, hopefully, immersed in a story of some kind - using “story” in the widest possible sense. AV has more in common with film and video than with single picture photography. The relationship between pictures and the transitions between them are as important as the pictures themselves.
The WCPF AV Competition follows the current PAGB guideline: “An Audio Visual production submitted for a PAGB Award should predominantly consist of sequences of still photographic images, most of such photographs being the original work of the applicant, together with an accompanying synchronised sound track. The use of third party images, animated graphics, video clips or other visual material, whilst not excluded, should be limited and should be appropriate to the production. Applications with more than an aggregate of 25% of third party images, graphics and video, in photographs or duration, are very unlikely to be successful”.