Enter the 20×16″ Competition – merited images will be displayed for 10,000+ visitors to view in the Chablis Suite at The Novotel London West Hotel. The judging process is held in public during our annual photographic Convention, so photographers can watch the assessments take place; this in itself is an invaluable learning process. The winners will be announced at our prestigious Presentation Evening at the 2020 Convention in London.
1st Prize TBA
All category and sub-category winners receive a prize and a trophy!
Judging will take place at the Novotel London West during the Convention. A truly informative and beneficial opportunity to learn from our peers.
Judging Dates and Times: Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd January 2020
Judging Venue: The Novotel London West Hotel, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
(Please note due to the nature of this event timings may change)
Deadline: 21st December 2019.
Entry Fees based on the arrival of your prints to The Societies HQ (per print)
*Standard Entry* 1st-21st December 2019 – Members £20, Non Members £25
*Late Entry*22nd December 2019 – 5th January 2020 – Members £25, Non Members £30
Any prints received after 5th January 2020 will not be submitted into the competition as the prints will be travelling to London on this date. No refunds will be issued for prints arriving after 5th January, this includes prints sent directly from printing labs. Any prints with outstanding payments after 5th January 2020 will not be entered, even if the prints arrived before the deadline date.
Each print must have an application form attached to the back in the right orientation. Prints which arrive without forms, or with loose forms, will be subject to a discretionary administration fee dependent on the number of prints affected.
Non Wedding Day
Wedding Day – Bride or Groom Alone *new*
Wedding Fashion (models only) *new*
The Natural World Category
Nature (excluding animals) *new*
Pets Category *new*
Advertising Category *new*
Commercial and Industrial Category *new*
In-camera Artistry Category (raw files must be submitted) *new*
Check out the Category Definitions for full details.
NB. Entrants must include the sub-categories on their application form.
Where to send your prints:
20×16″ Print Competition
The Societies of Photographers
6 Bath Street
Entries will not be accepted if brought to the judging venue. Entries must be sent to the above address for them to be included in the competition and must arrive by the 5th January 2020. Any entries received after this date will not be entered and will only be returned at the entrant’s expense.
Entries cannot be collected from the judging venue. Payment for returning prints must be included with your submissions or submitted online using the payment form provided before the judging date. Please ensure that your prints are sent in a flight case or very sturdy box, as they will be sent back in the same packaging where possible. Images that arrive in unsuitable packaging will be returned in bubble wrap/brown paper.
Our easy return postage guide for UK entrants:
Up to 2kg (average 4 prints)
Standard £9.50 Recorded £12.50
Up to 4kg (average 8 prints)
Standard £13.50 Recorded £16.50
Up to 6kg (average 12 prints)
Standard £17.50 Recorded £20.00
Up to 8kg (average 16 prints)
Standard £22.50 Recorded £25.00
Up to 10kg (average 20 prints)
Standard £27.00 Recorded £30.00
For packages with more than 20 prints please add £1 per print to the 10kg list price.
Entrants who live outside of the UK must contact the office prior to January 1st 2020 to arrange a courier service for the return of their prints.
If you require your entries to be returned to you please inform us before the competition date, entries not requested to be returned will be destroyed.