Class Description
Class 901New 'Worcester's Hidden Gem' - a photograph of something or somewhere that may not be so well known in Worcester. Please clearly state the location.
Class 902An action shot (an image capturing movement)
Class 903Macro (close up image)
Class 904A black and white photograph
Class 905An amusing photograph (with caption)
Class 906'Wildlife'. A photograph of flora or fauna in the natural environment
Class 907New A photograph of Worcester's pre 1900 architecture
Class 908My garden or allotment
Class 909Capture the spirit of the Worcester Show! Your best shot from last year
Class 910UNDER 18s ONLY ‘My Best Shot’ – anything from classes 901 to 909

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 31st July.

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).
  • An exhibitor may enter up to two entries per class.

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 902 – 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 903 – 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 904 – 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 905 – An amusing photograph with a Caption

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

Class 906 – ‘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 910 – Under 18s only – My Best Shot

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