Class Description
Class 1001New Inland Waterways Association Competition ‘Worcester’s Waterways’
Class 1002Happy Feet Competition An action shot (an image capturing movement)
Class 1003Macro (close up image)
Class 1004A black and white photograph
Class 1005An amusing photograph (with caption)
Class 1006'Wildlife'. A photograph of flora or fauna in the natural environment
Class 1007New A head and shoulders portrait
Class 1008My garden or allotment
Class 1009New Capture the spirit of historic Worcester to mark the City Charter’s 400 year
Class 1010New 'My Favourite Pet' Competition Prize by The McArthur, Barstow & Gibbs Veterinary Surgery
Class 1011UNDER 18s ONLY ‘My Best Shot’ – anything from classes 1001 to 1009

The St Wulstan’s G.A. Palmer Trophy will be awarded to the winner of this class section.

Please Note, the Photography Section is judged before the Show therefore the deadline for Photography entries is 5pm on Wednesday 4 August. This is to allow time for the judge to write constructive comments where appropriate.

Section Rules

Please read section rules very carefully. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.

  • All photographs must have been taken by the exhibitor, but may have been processed etc.
  • No photographs that have been entered previously will be accepted.
  • For display purposes, all prints must be securely mounted on a rigid A4 (210mm x 297mm) board or pre-cut mounts with windows. No frames or folders.
  • Prints may be in colour or black and white (unless otherwise stated).
  • Prizes for sponsored classes: 1001 – Year’s free subscription to Waterways magazine (1st only); 1002 – Cash prizes £35 (1st), £10 (2nd), £5 (3rd); 1010 – Pet vouchers for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Hints and tips for photographers

General Tips

  • All photographs must be securely mounted on A4 size board (210mm x 297mm).
  • You can either spray mount your photograph directly onto the mount board or buy pre-cut mounts with or without windows, from ‘The Cabin’ shop in The Trinity WR1 2PN Worcester City Centre or Midland Fine Arts near Kidderminster DY11 7RA.Alternatively you can buy mounting board from various art shops and cut your own to size.
  • To print your photographs there are many online companies such as London Camera Exchange 8 Pump St WR1 2QT and most Boots outlets can print your photographs.

Class 1002 – An action shot

  • Could be a static subject with a moving background e.g. a man standing next to a moving train.
  • Pan shot could be used, make sure the camera is set to a relevant shutter speed whilst the photographer is tracking the movement of the subject, creating a sharp subject on a blurred background.

Class 1003 – Macro

  • Don’t necessarily need a macro lens, most digital cameras have a macro facility.
  • Make sure the subject is sharp throughout
  • REMEMBER LIGHTING Lighting is important in all genres of photography!

Class 1004 – A black and white photograph

  • This is a black and white only category, no sepia or ‘colour popping’ images will be accepted.
  • Consider the use of different tones of black and white. A good range of midtones will make a good photograph.

Class 1005 – An amusing photograph with a Caption

  • You can put your own caption within the photo or put a label on it.

Class 1006 – ‘Wildlife’: A photograph of flora or fauna in the natural environment

  • Particular care needs to be paid to the accuracy of the reproduction of the colours of the subject matter in your print.  Demonstrating your grasp of ‘depth of field’ to emphasise important elements of your picture should greatly enhance it.

Class 1010 – Under 18s only – My Best Shot

  • The choice of subject is yours and can include any of the above.