Members’ Annual Exhibition Guidelines & Rules

2024 PRINT EXHIBITION – RULES AND GUIDELINES (v1.0 April 2024, Print only member issue) The annual appraised exhibition is for PRINTS ONLY. A digital jpeg file each entry of is also required for all entries for the purposes of being projected alongside the print version at the appraisal evening. There are two entry categories, GENERAL (Print Open), THEME (Print “Man at Work”; note: the title should be seen as gender neutral).

ELIGIBILITY – Entries will ONLY be accepted from fully paid up members of C&HVPS as at Thursday 9th May 2024 which is the closing date for submission. No entries will be accepted for appraisal after this date. Eligible members may submit up to a maximum of three entries each. All entries must have been taken after January 1st 2022. Entries can be submitted into either category or can be split between the two. Entries may be colour or monochrome. ONLY the author is permitted to make alterations to the image in photoediting software such as Photoshop.

ENTRY FORM – You will need to complete the on-line entry copying and pasting the following link into your web browser which will take you to the application form – PRINT SUBMISSIONS

Prints shall be displayed within a card mount making for an attractive exhibition. Mounts must be Snow White or Black, no thicker than 4mm including a backing board and be NOT larger than 50 x 40cm (or equivalent area 2000 cm2) and NOT be less than 16 x 12” (40.6 x 30.5cm or equivalent area 1200cm2). The size of the window is down to the author allowing the mounting of panoramas, letter box and square mounts as well as out of camera formats. We encourage members to use mounts that are 50 x 40cm in size which is the normal accepted size in many competitions and exhibitions such as those run by PAGB, and this would enable you to reuse the print many times.

DIGITAL FILES –Digital files of your print submissions are required and these should be saved as jpeg maximum quality, not exceeding 1200 pixels tall and 1600 pixels wide. The image file name should be the title of the image, i.e. the jpeg image file for the image ‘Mam Tor’ would be labelled ‘Mam Tor.jpg’. Digital files should be emailed to such as using a file handling service .

APPRAISAL – Eligible entries will be appraised and commented on by Peter Yeo FRPS DPAGB APAGB at our meeting on June 13th 2024. Prizes will be awarded for the top three images in each category together with Commendations as appropriate. The best monochrome image taken from either category will receive The Denis Thorpe Trophy; the best colour image taken from either category will received the Catherine Cup.

EXHIBITION – An exhibition of award winning and members’ images will be displayed at a range of local venues.

CONTACT – Questions regarding the above guidelines can be emailed to Ian Stanyon at

Thank you and GOOD LUCK.