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2023-24 Non-League Competitions

2023-24 Non-League Competitions

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Set of 3

Set of Three/George Walsh

Date: Tuesday 5 December
Location: The Arc
Judge: Chris Hutchinson

Xmas KO

Christmas Knockout

Date: Tuesday 19 December
Location: The Arc
Judge: the members

Competition Evening

Society Competition Evening

Date:Tuesday 9 April
Location: The Arc
Judge: Paul Mitchell FRPS

Pictures of the Year

Best of the best

Date: Tuesday 21 May
Location: The Arc
Judge: Caroline Colegate ARPS APAGB

Winning and Held Back Entries By Round

Pending the availability of this year’s results, the galleries below show results from previous years.

Click on any pane to see the winning and held back images in that class

A=Advanced, B=Beginners, G=Gold, I=Intermediate

See also the Internal Competition Image Archive

Set of Three

Set of Three

[from the Handbook – amended to add details of fourth image]

Members submit three printed images that have a single theme, subject or concept of their own choice. All three images are viewed and assessed by the judge at the same time.

The images can be mounted on separate boards or one large one, but the mounting will not be judged.

A maximum of one of the images may have been entered in a previous society competition.

How to enter

  • Use PhotoEntry to upload your images (not later than the Friday before the competition)
  • For the Set of 3 competition you must upload 3 or preferably 4 images
  • Please add a suffix to each image name to indicate its position
    • -left, -middle, -right OR -L, -M, -R
    • -top, -middle, -bottom / -T, -M, -B if arranged vertically
  • You should also add a fourth image which is a composite of the first three showing how they should be arranged.


  • Make sure your three images are printed, mounted and labelled
  • Bring them along on Competition night or
  • ask a friend to take them in for you

Last updated: 7 December 2022

The George Walsh Memorial Trophy

George Walsh Trophy

This trophy is presented in memory of George Walsh, longstanding member of WPS, who died in May 2017.

During his 60 years of membership he was actively involved in the running of the Society, taking the role of President twice and being appointed Honorary Life President in 1991.

He ran the Society’s annual exhibition for 31 years, and was co-founder of the Audio-Visual Group. 

As a tribute to George’s work as a Hampshire Chronicle photographer, the trophy will be awarded to the winner of a new competition on the theme of documentary/photojournalism.

Documentary photography provides a straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, objects and events. It is used to chronicle events or environments that are significant and relevant to history, as well as those that show everyday life.

Photojournalism, closely associated with street photography, employs images that tell a story, usually news-related, in a creative format that is entertaining as well as informative.

Last updated: 3 April 2023

Judge: Chris Hutchinson

About Chris

Chris is a Level 3 judge on the SCPF circuit, a member of Yately Camera Club and a speaker at photography clubs.

Chris attended an art school as a teenager but was unable to complete his studies. He took up photography as a hobby instead but spent most of his career in the transport industry. Just after the Millennium, he found that the cost of printing photographs had fallen. He felt the need to embark on a project and see if he could publish or exhibit some of the results to the public.

He thought he’d try to capture the human body in new ways – after all, he thought, the human form is one of the commonest things around – everybody’s got one!

His project formed part of the Viewpoint travelling exhibition put on by The Photographic Angle