The Societies of Photographers 20x16 Print Competition


20x16  Print Competition

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Enter the 20×16″ Competition – merited images will be displayed for 10,000+ visitors to view 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 2022 Convention in London.

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 16th – Thursday 17th March 2022
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)

Book your prints in here:

Check out the 20×16″ Upload instructions video…

Entry Fees based on the arrival of your prints to The Societies HQ (per print)

*Standard Entry*
Now – 1st January 2022
Members £20, Non Members £25

*Late Entry*
2nd January 2022 – 1st March 2022
Members £25, Non Members £30

Any prints received after 1st March 2022 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 28th February, this includes prints sent directly from printing labs. Any prints with outstanding payments after 27th February 2022 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.


Wedding Category
Wedding Day
Non Wedding Day
Wedding Day – Bride or Groom Alone

Portrait Category

The Natural World Category

Pets Category

Documentary Category

Open Category

Nouveau Category

Monochrome Category

Illustrative Category

Advertising and Commercial Category

In-camera Artistry Category (raw files must be submitted)

Check out the Category Definitions for full details.

NB. Entrants must include the sub-categories on their application form.

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Where to send your prints

20×16″ Print Competition
The Societies of Photographers
Clwyd Chambers, Clwyd Street,
LL18 3LA

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 27th February 2022. 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 March 1st 2022 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.

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