Forthcoming Events

  • Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our first competition of the season will be, as tradition dictates, an Open.

    For this competition we'll be looking to run both digital and print categories, which we'll ask one of our regular judges Alison Jenkins to review.

    Don't forget;

    • You need to be a paid-up club member to compete in our competitions
    • Print entries need to be in 1 week in advance of the competition
    • Digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on Sunday the 18th September

    If youer new to camera club competitions why not check out these links;

  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Our next competition of the year is the relatively new Monochrome competition. As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 2 digital images and 2 prints.

    Our judge on the night is Ben Pike who’s judged for us a number of times, and recently gave an excellent presentation on Street Photography.

    Details about the Monochrome competition can be found here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2020/04/24/monochrome/ however why not check some previous year’s entries here to get a feel for the type of images to consider.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition, and your print the week before

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2022
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    Every year we run 2 changing competitions. For the first of this year's season we'll be asking you to take images on the subject of "shadows".

    Our Judge for this evening will be Colin Strong.

    The second changing competition will take place on March 16th 2023, where the subject will be "Religious buildings"

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition, and your print the week before

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    One of our regular competitions is People and Portraits, and it’s always a popular event. As with the other competitions this year we will be asking you for up to 2 digital images and 2 prints.

    Our judge on the night is Sarah Kelman who’s visited us a number of times in the past for both competitions and Presentations

    You can find the competition definition here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/people-and-portraits/ however if you look back through the previous years’ entries you’ll get an idea of what sorts of image do well.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition, and prints the week before..

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    On the 2nd of February we’ll be welcoming back Johnathan Vaines, to the club to judge our second Open competition of the year.

    As always with the open competitions, any subject and any style is allowed, and the points earned will go to the overall totals.

    As normal with the Open Competition we’ll be looking for up to 2 digitals and 2 prints, which must be in by the Sunday before, and the week before the competition night respectively.

    If you´ve been holding off on entering a competition, the Open is great place to start. You´ll find some hints and tips here How to Submit Competition Entries – Hitchin Camera Club

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For this competition we’ll be welcoming back Linda Woodward.

    For the Panel competition we’ll be asking you to combine 3 separate photographs into single image, and we’ll allow each member to enter 2 sets of 3 images. What your images are and how you combine them is entirely up to you, however the images should have a common theme and make a cohesive set. The panel competition is Digital only.

    You can find information about the Panel competition here. Don’t forget of course you can look back through previous competition entries in either the “What’s New” pages, or within the competition menu. Please remember your panel needs to consist of 3 separate images (you're not allowed to cut one photo into 3).

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

    We’ll also be announcing the 2 subjects for Assignment Night 3 on the 6th April.

  • Thu
    16
    Mar
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    For our second changing competition the subject is Religious buildings.

    Our judge David Steel will be well up to the task and it will be interesting to see how our members approach this subject with an interesting and specific slant on Architectural photography.

    For the Religious Buildings competition we’ll be asking you to enter up to 3 digital images.

    You can find information about the Changing competitions here. If you need more guidance on competitions why not check out the advice in the competition menu.

    As with all competitions your digital entries need to be in no later than midnight on the Sunday before the competition.

  • Thu
    13
    Apr
    2023
    19:45Christchurch, Hitchin

    We are pleased to announce our final competition of the season will be “Natural History”, and will be judged by a familiar face Naomi Saul!

    As always the Natural history competition is Digital only, therefore you’re allowed up to 3 entries, and you’ll be competing for the Evelyn Bromfield trophy as well as the final points for the season.

    Remember in HCC we use the more open “nature” definition. You can find out more about the Nature competition here https://www.hitchincameraclub.org/2016/06/19/nature/