Competition Themes - 2017 - Inc Meeting Dates.




Judge - Guest Speaker

17th January (3rd Tuesday of the Month)


Gerrie Cooney  - Link to Gerrie’s Website

14th February (2nd Tues of Mth for rest of year)

Rockingham Sea-Landscapes

Aaron Dowling (and his Wife Tiffiny)

14th March

Street Photography

11th April


Alex Cearns - Houndstooth Studio

9th May

Negative Space

Lori Sharkey

13th June

Through the Looking Glass

11th July

8th August

12th September

10th October

14th November

2nd December - TBC

Act Belong Commit

Cloudy Day in Town


Underneath-Looking Up

Frame Within a Frame

No Competition

Ron Speed

Seng Mah - Website

Nathan Archer - Website

Invited 2015 Judges - PhotoBooks Judged

Colin White - WAPF & Judging Committee


Creating Awesome PhotoBooks

Awards Night

Alex Nesbitt

Rod Lawson Kerr - Website

Presentation Other

Duncan Dodd

Christmas Function

How to Enter in the Monthly Competitions:

There are 4 Categories and a Novice section. You can enter a total of 3 images in one or multiple categories as follows:

  1. 1. Theme

  2. 2. Theme Modified * See Modified definition below...

  3. 3. Open

  4. 4. Open Modified

  5. Novice.  For the criteria of novice, see this LINK 

Entries MUST be renamed as follows:

  1. John Smith Theme 1

  2. John Smith Open 2

  3. John Smith Modified 3 - for example - (Files MUST be renamed to your name / theme etc - PRIOR to uploading - failure to do this may result in your entries not being accepted). This aids immensely with the management and identification of the files.

Other Criteria:

  1. Please only save and enter your competition files as ‘JPEG’ images - no PSD | TIFF | GIF files. 

  2. Maximum image dimensions 1920 pixels on the long side @ 72dpi  (ideal for projection) - this can be achieved in Apples ‘Photos’ or Goggle Photos.  You could also achieve this in Photoshop CS, Photoshop Elements or Lightroom however - note below:

  3. Maximum file size 3MB (see below)

  4. Minimum file size - 1920 (on the longest side) x 1080 pixels. @72 dpi. The files would be around 300-900 KB, depending on colours and file manipulations. 

  5. Photos must have been taken within the last 12 months to be fair to all, and to challenge you to get out and take more photos!!

  6. No photos can have been entered in previous RPC competitions.  Photos previously entered, then modified to make a minor change so they can be re-entered will not be deemed as fair and reasonable.  Technically you can enter, but this is very un-Australian...

  7. * Modified - Definition is the files are created with layers - in programs such as PhotoShop.  Files altered in programs such as Apple’s ‘Photos’ | Google Photos | Lightroom are not deemed ‘Modified’ (i.e. - change to B&W | straightened | levels correction etc are acceptable as ‘Not Modified’).

  8. Photos must have no identifiable markings (logos / copyright etc).

Themes 2017