Aggregate (monthly) Competition Rules


  1. Only current, fully paid up members may enter the competitions.
  2. Digital and chemical prints (inkjet and other print types) are acceptable in all Society organised competitions and Exhibitions.
  3. Projections are digital only.
  4. The copyright of every element, of all pictures entered, must belong to the photographer.
  5. Images created solely in the computer are not acceptable. Images should contain elements of 'light' recorded image.
  6. Up to 4 photographs may be entered in any one Monthly Aggregate competition - of these a maximum of 2 are allowed in one section.
  7. A photograph may be entered in the Monthly Aggregate competitions once in a 'Set Subject' section, plus once in an 'Open' Section.
  8. An Image may be entered as both a Print and a PDI (projected digital image) in Aggregate competitions, in both 'Open' plus 'Set Subject' sections.
  9. The photographer's single highest scoring image in each section, from 6 Print or 6 Slide competitions, will be totalled at the end of the Competition year, towards the Aggregate section Trophies. Points are awarded by independent judges.
  10. All entries must be titled, bear your name, and clearly indicate the section in which they are entered. ie. INTERMEDIATE OPEN, ADVANCED OPEN or SET SUBJECT.


Print Competitions comprise of 3 sections:

INTERMEDIATE OPEN - For new photographers and those of an improving standard, who do not feel they qualify for the Advanced section.

ADVANCED OPEN - For photographers who consistently provide high quality work.

SET SUBJECT -  Photographers in both General and Advanced sections to attempt to portray a chosen subject.

  1. Entrants may not change sections from General to Advanced, or vice versa, during the Competition year.
  2. NOTE: Uniquely, EHHPS allow the photographer to enter either the GENERAL or ADVANCED at his/her own discretion.
  3. A total of 4 Prints may be entered on the night, with a maximum of 2 prints in either section.
  4. Prints must measure at least 8" along one side, not including the mount. There is no maximum size limit. nb this rule is a recommendation only - you can enter a smaller print, but this should be specifically for artistic reasons
  5. Prints must be mounted on a medium suitable for placing on the display boards.
  6. Prints must be delivered to the meeting room BY 7.45PM on the evening of the meeting. Late entries will not be accepted.


Competitions comprise of 2 sections:

OPEN - For ANY photographic images, no specified subject.

SET SUBJECT - To portray a chosen subject

  1. Entries must be submitted by the given closing date, normally the Sunday before the competition.
  2. Entries will not be accepted on the night of the competition.
  3. Up to 4 images may be entered in any each Monthly competition - with a maximum of 2 in either section..

Please note that rule 'I' applies. click here for more on DIGITAL PROJECTED IMAGES