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WNE 2023 Introduction

Winchester National Exhibition

Introduction

2023 sees the eighth Winchester National Exhibition – an exhibition of projected digital images. Following our positive experiences of judging the exhibition remotely for the past two years, we have decided to once again adopt this format in 2023. This process takes longer than our previous face to face judging, so entries to the exhibition will close at midnight after the 3000th entry is received or on the 30th June 2023, whichever comes sooner.

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.

Who can enter

Winchester National Exhibition 2023 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 2023

Entry Link will be active from 1 May 2023

Entries will close on 30 June 2023 or (if sooner) at midnight after the 3000th entry is received

Key Dates

Entry Submission Period1 May to 30 June 2023 or (if sooner) at midnight after the 3000th entry is received.
Results notified to entrantsBy the end of July 2023
CatalogueAn electronic catalogue in CD format will be posted to all entrants following the Presentation & Awards Evening
Results publishedOnline at the end of July 2023
Presentation and Awards EveningSeptember 2023, Performance Hall, The ARC, Winchester (previously The Discovery Centre). 
Online Viewing of ExhibitionOn this website from the Awards evening in September 2023 until the end of December 2023.

Judges

David Smith LRPS CPAGB BPE5*
David Butler MFIAP MPSA EFIAP BPE5* ARPS Hon LCPU
Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE2*

Classes

There are five classes. 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

As defined by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) in their 2020 update.

Fees

£1.50 per image; minimum fee of £6.00

Payment via PayPal at the time of submission. Regretfully we cannot accept cheques for this exhibition.

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 1600 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:


See also

30 December 2022