Dereham Photographic Club

THE CLUB FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTHUSIASTS

Club meetings

Meetings are held at the Methodist Church Rooms, Toftwood on the first and third Thursday’s of the month. Car parking is available outside the Hall. Meetings are from 8:00pm to approximately 10:00pm. It may be necessary to start earlier at outdoor photo shoots or events at other clubs (it is often possible to arrange car sharing). Details will be available at the last meeting before the event, or by contacting the Club Secretary or other Committee Members. They will also be posted here. Outdoor evenings may need to be cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions, in which case we would meet at Methodist Church Rooms at the normal time. Please contact committee members for details.

See the schedule

How to find us

From Station Road past the Leisure centre (on left) and turn left at mini roundabout onto London Road. Turn right at traffic lights onto the A1075. Continue along A1075, past Middlemarch road (on the right) then take next right turn onto Chapel Lane. The Methodist Church Rooms are on the right.

Members and charges

The Annual Membership Fee for 2016/17 is £20.00, or £10.00 for those in full-time education or unemployed at the time of taking out membership. It is possible to take out half-yearly membership from April to September or from October to March, at half the yearly rate. A charge of £2.50 will normally be made on entry to indoor meetings. Tea or coffee and biscuits will be provided at no extra charge at those meetings.

Emergency procedures

All Members should familiarise themselves with the position of all the emergency exits. In the event of an emergency all Members are to leave the premises immediately and to assemble at a safe distance. On evenings when we are entertaining other clubs or other non-members are present, Dereham Club Members should give due regard for their guidance and safety.

Club competition rules

Only currently paid-up members are eligible to enter Club competitions. Prints must be mounted on card and preferably backed with a suitable card – masking tape should not be used to attach your backing sheet. The size of the print mount must measure 50x40cm, or 70x30cm for panoramic prints.

All Club competition entries MUST be clearly identified with a TITLE and your current MEMBERSHIP NUMBER, (not your name). Your Club Membership Number can be found on the receipt that you are given when you have paid your subscription fee. On prints, this must be on the back of the mount, although a neatly written or printed title (not Membership Number) may also appear on the front if you wish.

Any image that receives a first, second or third certificate in any Club competition cannot be re-entered in any format (colour or monochrome print) in a Club competition within a period of twenty-four months from the winning date, with the exception of the Panel Competition where this rule does not apply.

Doubles competition

Members may enter a maximum of two items per section, in either or both sections. Each print must have a minimum print area of 300 square centimetres. The size of the print mount must measure 50x40cm, or 70x30cm for panoramic prints. You must notify the Competitions Secretary of the titles of your entries, by telephone or email before the day of the specified competition in order to be eligible for that competition. Entries not so declared will not be accepted on the competition night. Each photo will be marked out of twenty. The member’s scores in each section will go into the Photographer of the Year League. All Doubles competition certificate-winning entries will compete in the Club Finals Competition at the end of the Club year.

Panel Competition

Entry will consist of six mounted prints, linked by a theme of your choice. Mount sizes the same as for the Doubles Competitions.

Note, entries into this competition ONLY are not restricted and may include ANY print that has previously been entered into any previous club competition.

Committee shield

This trophy will be awarded at the Finals Night to the member with the highest score in the Photographer of the Year league who has not won a Club trophy within the previous three club years.

The trophies for all the above competitions will be presented at the Club Finals Night in March, so all previous winners must return trophies to the Club by the first meeting in February.

Inter-club competitions (Battles)

From time to time members may be asked to submit prints or slides for selection to represent the Club in competitions with other clubs. For competitions to be held at other clubs, details of when and where to meet will be given at the last meeting before the event. Any scores awarded in such competitions do not count towards the Photographer of the Year or Enprint League totals.

General Enquiries & Club Contacts

If you have any questions, why not get in touch and drop us an email

Chairman

Tom Bradley
[email protected]

Vice Chairman

Gordon Olley
01362 687627
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Treasurer / Secretary

Malcolm Searle
01760 725921
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Club Competition Secretary

Susan Hall

Website

Tom Bradley
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