Subjects and Definitions


Frankston Photographic Club
2021 Competition Calendar

JanuaryNo CompetitionJuly“Street Photography”
FebruaryOpenAugust“321 AVs” & “Open”

“Macro Photography” and “Still Life”

“Scapes (Land, Sea and City)”October“Book or Film Title” 


“Portraits” and “Open”November“Sport” and “Motion/Movement”


“Creative”DecemberEnd of Year Competition  “Open”


Frankston Photographic Club

2021 Subject Definitions and Entry Closing Dates

 FEBRUARY 2nd – Judge: Tony Harding, closing date January 8th

OpenAny type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member

MARCH 2nd – Judge: Derry Caulfield, closing date February 4th 

Macro PhotographyMacro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life-size By the original definition, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the image sensor is life-size or greater. In some senses, however, it refers to a finished photograph of a subject that is greater than life-size. (Wikipedia)
Still Life PhotographyAn arrangement of inanimate objects in an artificial or natural setting. (APJA)

 APRIL 6th – Judge: Tuck Leong, closing date March 4th

LandscapeThis is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky-based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominates the photograph. (APS)
SeascapesSeascapes include photographs of natural coastal scenery, a wave study or picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph. People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the image. (APS)
CityscapeA scene of urban buildings which are the main point of interest. It is not about architectural images of individual structures or their details. (APJA)

 MAY 4th – Judge: Lisa Law, closing date April 8th   

PortraitA photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This includes candid photographs and formal portraits. (APS)
OpenAny type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member

 JUNE 1st – Judge: Rob Morgan, closing date May 6th  

CreativeCreative photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the image has been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in creative sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original image was exposed by the entrant. (APS)

 JULY 6th – Judge: Bill Millar, closing date June 3rd  

Street PhotographyStreet Photography is a non-formalized genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other associated settings. Images can often be ironic or emotionally detached from the subject matter, focusing instead on a particular context or detail. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. (APJA)

 AUGUST 3rd – Judge:  Ron Cork, closing date July 8th  

321 AV’SAn Audiovisual sequence combines various visual and audible elements to illustrate a particular theme or story. A sequence may include either still images, video footage, computer-generated transitions, various audio components or combinations of all or some of these elements. The subject for AV is also open. Max time allowed 3.21 minutes. (VAPS)
OpenAny type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member

 SEPTEMBER – Judge: Jeff Rowe,  closing date August 5th
 Judged August 31st   

ArchitectureAn image of a building or structure of any type, old or modern, exterior or interior. Detailed features of any part including domes, doors, roofs, stairways, steeples, towers, verandas and windows. (APJA)

 OCTOBER 5th – Judge: Mario Mirabelle, closing date September 2nd  

Book or Film TitleIllustrating the title of a published book or commercially released film. It is thought that a well-known title would have more appeal than an obscure one. To assist in the judging, the file name would have to match the book or film title. (SAPF)

 NOVEMBER 10th  – Judge: Peter Calder, closing date October 7th

SportA picture featuring a person or people participating in some form of a sporting event. (SAPF)
Motion / MovementAn image in which our visual sense tells us that the subject was moving when the image was made. (APJA)

DECEMBER – Judges: Panel of three from Caulfield Photographic Society, closing date November 4th
Judged November 30th

End of Year Open
Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member. Previously submitted images from 2021 are allowed regardless of their previous score.

APJA       Australian Photographic Judges Association Inc
APS         Australian Photographic Society Inc
SAPF       South Australian Photographic Federation
VAPS      Victorian Association of Photographic Societies