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WNE 2021 Introduction

Winchester National Exhibition

2021 sees the sixth Winchester National Exhibition – an exhibition of projected digital images.

Considering uncertainties surrounding probable Covid restrictions, we are planning to judge the exhibition remotely.

This is a less speedy process than our usual face to face judging, so entries to the exhibition will close at midnight after the 3000th entry is received.

Should Covid restrictions permit then the intention is to return to face to face judging with entries closing on the 30th June 2021.

The exhibition is organised by Winchester Photographic Society and is affiliated to British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE), thereby allowing photographers to gain BPE Crowns for any acceptances.

WNE 2021 Introduction

Winchester National Exhibition 2021 is open to any photographer, amateur or professional, who is resident in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, or BFPO addresses. Entries into any of five classes can be submitted in May and June and the resulting exhibition will be shown in September 2021.

Three nationally accredited judges select the winning images, awarding, in each class, First, Second and Third places, three Judges’ Choices, the best image by a WPS member and several Certificates of Merit.

The winning images and a selection of the accepted images will be presented in September 2021 at a WPS meeting, to WPS members and invited guests.

All winning and accepted images will be displayed on this website from September to December 2021.

Submission Details

Entry Submission Period1 May to 30 June 2021 or at midnight after to 3000th entry is received, whichever is sooner.
During this period there will be a link on this site for uploading entries.
Results publishedBy 31 July 2021
Presentation and Awards EveningSeptember 2021 in the Performance Hall, Winchester Discovery Centre. 
Online Viewing of ExhibitionOn this website from September 2021 to December 2021.

Judges

Roy Lambeth DPAGB AFIAP BPE2
Sue Sibley ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3
Colin Harrison FRPS MPAGB FBPE EFIAP/d2

Classes

There are five classes and you may enter up to three images in each, but no more than ten images in total.

Pictorial Colour

Colour Images on any subject and of any style will be judged on pictorial merit (i.e. the use of the photographic medium as an art form).

The emphasis is on interest, visual impact, composition and technical excellence.

Images may be manipulated in camera or on the computer, but ‘altered reality’ images that have been visibly manipulated should be submitted in the Creative section.

Pictorial Monochrome

Monochrome Images (one colour plus white) on any subject and of any style will be judged on pictorial merit (i.e. the use of the photographic medium as an art form).

The emphasis is on interest, visual impact, composition and technical excellence.

Images may be manipulated in camera or on the computer, but ‘altered reality’ images that have been visibly manipulated should be submitted in the Creative section.

Creative

Any subject, including abstract and ‘altered reality’ images

Scapes

Land, sea or urban views. People or animals may be included but should not form the main subject of the image.

Nature

Depiction of all branches of natural history as defined in the common FIAP/PSA/RPS Nature Definition, January 2015 (outlined in full in the Rules of Entry)

Fees

£1.50 per image; minimum fee of £6.00

Payment via Paypal at the time of submission, or cheque payable to Winchester Photographic Society and sent to

The Treasurer, Winchester Photographic Society, 17 Gillingham Close, Kings Worthy, Winchester, SO23 7RL

Rules

The full rules are available on the Rules for Entry page, but here are a few key points:

  • Up to three images allowed in each class
  • Maximum ten images in total
  • Images that have been accepted in a previous WNE may not be resubmitted
  • Images must be in jpg format only
  • Images must not exceed 1920 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high
  • Entrants must own the copyright to all elements of their images.

Further information and Enquiries

WNE Coordinator: Nick Townley: [email protected]


See also

updated 23 December 2020