2023 Set Subjects

Month Subject Guidelines Judge Date of Comp Closing Date
Jan Scapes A pictorial representation of land, sea, seashore, or urban environments that captures the aesthetic appeal of these outdoor settings. It brings the viewer into the scenery and perfectly captures the setting, mood, and feeling in the location. It can focus on wide-angle shots of landforms, rivers, estuaries, seas, seashores, city skylines, streetscapes and the like. It may also involve closer shots of features of these environments. If humans or animals are in the image, they should not be the main foci, but rather be intentionally present to give a sense of scale to the image 10 January 13 December 2022
Feb Portraits An image of a person or persons from the waist up only, not a full length shot. This may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. The image may be taken in a formal studio setting or in the community at large. It may be in colour or monochrome. Must be a live human being (mannikins, statues or ornaments will not be accepted) 14 February 10 January
Mar High Key An image which consists of light tones only, with the exception that some small area may be black or near black. 14 March 08 February
Apr TBA 11 April 14 March
May Water In motion A picture featuring water, fresh or salt, which gives the impression that it is moving. Water in any form or location is acceptable. 9 May 11 April
Jun Animals Images of living untamed or domesticated animals (including pets) in natural or other outdoor environments that may include objects made by humans. Images may feature single or multiple animals. Indoor set-ups with natural or artificial lighting are not allowed. Creative post-processing, including composites, is allowed 13 June 9 May
Jul Social Documentary - Black & White Social documentary photography is the recording of what the world looks like, with a social and/or environmental focus, and aims to draw the public's attention to ongoing social or environmental issues. It is often associated with the photographer providing a critical review / assessment of these issues and how people act on them. In these cases, the photographer also often advocates for the people impacted, trying to draw the public’s attention to the topic documented. Images need to be black and white (grey tonal range) and not toned with any colour. 11 July 13 June
Aug TBA 08 August 11 July
Sep TBA 12 September 08 August
Oct TBA 10 October 12 September
Nov TBA 14 November 10 October
Dec End of Year 12 December 14 November