Competitions and Competition Rules
Monthly Photo Competitions
There are three grades in the photo competitions that run through the year.
These are; Advanced (A Grade)
Intermediate (AB Grade)
Beginner (B Grade)
The Monthly Print Competition is “Open”'i.e. with no set subject.
Members may enter up to three 6 x 4 prints and up to three enlargements.(Photos larger than 6x4 are "enlargements").
Images are scored and critiqued.
These scores total toward the end of the year. The highest total scores in A and B Grades are awarded an individual trophy.
The highest total score for the year out of the A, AB or B Grade Champions will be awarded the Kev McKane Perpetual Trophy.
The Quarter Club has a fixed subject and is voted by the members at the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th Monthly Meetings.
The subjects are decided at the beginning of the year and workshops arranged on these subjects.
There are no end of year points awarded for Quarter Club prints.
Entries for the Quarter Club may be up to A3 in size.
Two entries per subject are allowed.
See Calendar for current Quarter Club Subject.
Maximum print size for all competitions is A3+
Please see the Documents page for the Judging Criteria for club competition.
The Mackay Camera Group actively participates in external competitions.
The major ones of these are;
Salon of Excellence Queensland (SEQ).
SEQ is run in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Photographic Society of Queensland. This is a multi discipline competition with print images, digital projected images and audio visual sections. The Mackay Camera Group has had excellent results in this competition over the years.
The Mackay Camera Group provides the Stewards for the Mackay Regional Show. We encourage our members to participate in the Show and again have had excellent results here.
Prior to the show, workshops are usually held to print and matt images for club members.
Queensland Interclub PDI
This is an online competition.
It is a whole of club competition where a majority of the club members enter a number of images per person, dependant on the membership of the club.
An Annual Display of work by members of the Club is held at the Gordon White Library every year.
Many of our members enter this Club Display and this is where we showcase our work to the public.