Photobook Competition

Since the club is unable to run print competitions this year we thought that a good alternative would be to run a Photobook competition open to all members/classes.

As we are in lock down and don’t want to handle physical books we want you to submit a PDF version of the book, which most book creation software such as Bookwright allows you to produce. The winners will be announced in our club evening of 6th May 2021 and in this meeting we will present the best entries and prizes. Hopefully, when we can meet again in person we will get an opportunity to show the physical books as well.

I’m pleased to say the John Bradshaw, Janey Devine and Pete Bamforth have agreed to judge the competition and to get you started they will be making a special Zoom presentation on Friday 22nd January at 9:30am on all aspects of making a good Photobook.

This will include: concept, presentation, image selection, use of text, using a consistent layout, good use of fonts and sequencing images.

We will want all entries to be in by Sunday April 11th, to give the judges time to properly consider them. The subject of the book is entirely up to yourself and because current restrictions can make shooting new images difficult, there is no age limit on the images. Also, images that have been used in club exhibitions and competitions may be used within your book.

The Multimedia group will be happy to run sessions to help people with the mechanics of book creation and to provide peer advice.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

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