Competitions 2016-17

 Competitions are a much-loved feature of the club's calendar. Qualified external judges give positive criticism of members' entries and there is a definite air of friendly rivalry. Here is a quick round-up of our competitions for this season. The results of the competitions will be published here with details of winning entries after each judging session. For full details see the programme page.


29th September   Autumn Open Print + PDI Competition - Results

13th October   Straight from the Camera Competition - Results

27th October  Autumn Open Print Competition - Results

24th November  Nature/Wildlife Competitions - Results

15th December   ‘Scape Print Competition - Results

12th January    Andy Abbott Photojournalism Competition - Results

26th January   Abstract Competition - Results

9th February  Themed Competition. Theme ‘Light & Shade’ - Results

23rd February  Spring Open Competition (Print + PDI) - Results

16th March   ‘Scape Projected Competition - Results

30th March   Portrait Competition - Results

4th May    Print & Projected Image of the Year Competition  - Results



A45 Inter-club Challenge

The A45 Challenge is our annual inter-club projected image competition open by invitation to camera clubs which are sited along the route of the old A45 trunk road (now the A428/A14).

It started life purely as a three-way competition between Cambridge, Ipswich and ourselves held on alternate years. In the intervening years we held a slightly smaller version with Newmarket and Stowmarket instead, then later the competition was enlarged to include all five clubs before further enlargement to include clubs from Felixstowe in the east to Bedford in the west.

As a result of the number of clubs competing the photographs we see are of the highest quality with every year bringing an improvement over the previous.


Useful Links:

Download Programme as PDF

Competition Rules

Sizing/Naming images for PDI


Send DPI's and print titles to:


Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society