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Annual Exhibition 2024 Overview and Introduction

Annual Exhibition 2024

Please read the WPS 2024 Annual Exhibition Terms & Conditions for more information about the Exhibition and entry submission.

About the Exhibition

The 91st WPS Print Exhibition is to be held at the Arc (in the mezzanine space).

Critical dates:

  • Entries open (pdi submission) Sunday 18th Feb – Sunday 17th Mar (4 weeks)
  • Judging Day will be Saturday 23rd March
  • Print Collection Tuesday 2nd Apr – Tuesday 16th Apr
  • Collation and Print Assessment – Wednesday 17th Apr

We will review the submitted printed images for print quality and content.

Preparing your entries

Up to 12 images total can be entered per WPS member

  • 1 set of 3 counts as 1 image
  • Entry cost £2.00 per image
  • Maximum of 4 entries in any single class per member
  • Entries must not have been accepted in any previous WPS Annual Exhibition. (Internal competitions and WNE entered images are OK)
  • Not offensive – No nudity, foul language etc.
  • Entries must be compliant with the rules of the class

Classes and Trophies

There are ten classes, the same as last year, including one reserved for members of the WPS Beginners competition class.

In addition, there is a special Themed Class.

To mark the WPS Centenary, this year’s Theme is ‘Celebration’. This could be a birthday, a special event, players celebrating a goal etc. This has a wide scope.

A trophy will be awarded for the winner in each class, together with a number of certificates of merit.

Print Sales

As last year, the ARC will offer our images for sale.

If you do not want an image sold, you should mark it as Not For Sale.

Classes Trophy 
Class ABeginnersCliff Pinn Trophy
Class BSet of ThreeChallenge Trophy
Class CFree SubjectD J Cup
Class DHampshireHampshire Chronicle Bowl
Class EHuman PortraitPyne Medal
Class FNatureKing Alfred Cup
Class GStreet/UrbanRobert Moore Trophy
Class IMonochromeJubilee Cup
Class JCreativeFlorence Wilcocks Cup
Class KScapesDiscovery Trophy
Themed ClassCelebrationRonald Toms Trophy
  –Public VoteMurla Trophy
2024 Annual Exhibition classes

Entry process

Entries must be submitted electronically via the online PDI upload system which will be available for four weeks, prior to images being judged. Please read the Terms and Conditions before doing this.

Images will be entered in classes, checked for adherence to society and class rules, and judged by a team of three expert judges who are not members of WPS.

After judging, entrants will be notified which of their images have been accepted and whether they have been awarded any Trophies or Certificates of Merit. At this stage, entrants must submit prints of the accepted images, which must be available to the organisers by the deadline shown below. They will be retained for framing and hanging and returned after the exhibition.

The Exhibition

It intended that the Annual Exhibition will include a Private View evening, when members and their guests may view the exhibition.

Trophies and Certificates of Merit will be presented.

Each visitor has the opportunity to purchase work, and is invited to enter the Public Vote for their favourite print.

After the Exhibition closes, the winner of the Public Vote will be announced and awarded the Murla trophy.

The Catalogue listing all accepted entries, with reproductions of the trophy and certificate winning images and a selection of the accepted images, will be available to view online, as will a gallery of all the accepted images.

Each entrant will receive a copy of the printed catalogue.

Helpers needed

All members of WPS are encouraged to enter work for the exhibition and to assist in the process of organising and staffing it.

Volunteers are required at each stage and are vital to its success, but volunteering also offers an enjoyable experience and the opportunity to learn what distinguishes a successful exhibition print.

Next Steps

Detailed rules, and Terms and Conditions of entry for the 2024 Exhibition are now available here.

Key Dates in 2024

Entries Open (pdi submission)Sunday 18 February to 23:59 Sunday 17 March 2024
Digital judgingSaturday 23 March
Submission of mounted prints for accepted entriesTuesday 2 April – Tuesday 16 April
Collation and Print Assessment
We review the submitted printed images for print quality and content
Wednesday 17 April
Sorting/framing prints
Hanging exhibition
Exhibition opensSaturday 27 April
Exhibition closesSunday 7 June
2024 Key dates.

Please contact Trevor Morecraft WPS Print Exhibition Coordinator via ku.co1708856664sotoh1708856664pniw@1708856664ofnin1708856664oitib1708856664ihxe1708856664 for further information.


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