Local photographers invited to enter ‘nice shots’

2017-03-16 10:07
Uitenhage Camera Club competitionPhoto:

Uitenhage Camera Club competitionPhoto:

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The Uitenhage Camera Club in conjunction with the UD News will be hosting a photo competition and all keen photographers, whether complete novices, experienced or career photographers may enter.

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this beauty differs just as people’s perspectives differ. Ansel Adams, an international photographer said, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

This not only means the physical spot you choose to stand to take a photo at a specific angle, but and also what is your stand or perspective regarding what and why you take a specific photo.

Through the photo competition, the Uitenhage Camera Club (UCC) wishes to give acknowledgement to those who look differently at what features around them. This the Club will do by means of excellent prizes category winners.

Age categories

There will be simply two age categories: juniors (between the ages of 14 and 18 years); and a senior category (19 years and older). No member of the UCC is allowed to enter, not even under a pseudonym.


The competition will run for 3 months, starting today and the winners will be announced on Thursday, June 15th.

Only electronic entries will be accepted and photos should not be larger than 4MB. It may be in colour or black and white. Manipulation is allowed, but is restricted to cropping, sharpening, colour, saturation and contrast.

Photos may be taken with any electronic optical device and will be judged on par with all entries, provided that the criteria were taken into account.

Photo categories

Categories for participation are Landscapes; Seascapes; Cityscapes; Common objects (anything from marbles to sewing machines); Wildlife (mammals, reptiles birds, flowers or bugs - but not domestic animals).

A participant may enter up to 5 images per category.

Each entry must be accompanied by your name and surname, age, photo category, type of device used, postal address, e-mail address.

Entries are to be sent to uccfoto@gmail.com and will be accepted until 23:59 on Thursday, 15 June.

Entry fees

The entry fee is R10 per image for juniors and R20 per image for seniors. Deposits are to be made in the following account:

Uitenhage Camera Club, First National Bank Uitenhage (branch code 210316) account number 62490984533.

Ref: Komp/Comp

Judging & winners

Judging will be conducted continuously and some of the top photos will be published in the UD News during the course of the competition.

The prize giving will be on June 22nd. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be carried on the eventual outcome. All images will be judged according to the same criteria for photography.


Winning prizes for juniors and seniors are the same.

The 1st prize: Free subscription to the Uitenhage Camera Club to the value of R300 for one year. A3 size print of the winning entry. Four free introductory lessons in photography, including a manual.

2nd Prize: A4 size print of the photo. Four free introductory lessons in photography, including a manual.

3rd Prize: Four free introductory lessons in photography, including a manual.

  • For any further information regarding the photo competition, contact Johann Engelbrecht from the Uitenhage Camera Club at 082 415 5414.

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