Wedding Category – Commissioned photos taken by the principal photographer on, or within 1 month, of the day the register was signed by the couple. Models are not permitted in any of the Wedding subcategories and client information is required upon submission.
Wedding Day – Any image taken during a real wedding day. Special consideration is given to multi-cultural weddings spanning multiple days.
Non-Wedding Day – Any image taken before the wedding day or within one month after.
Wedding Day – Bride or Groom Alone Any image featuring the real bride or groom, on their wedding day, by themselves.
Photojournalism – Any image taken on, or within one month, of the wedding day taken in an undirected, unposed photojournalistic style. Limited processing is permitted including removal of dust spots, cropping and conversion to black & white
Portrait Category – All portrait subcategories can include a variety of images including traditional, photojournalistic, environmental and studio portraits. Self-commissioned work permitted in all subcategories except Commissioned.
Commissioned Any image taken by the principle photographer, client information is required upon submission
Creative Images entered into this category should be experimental or innovative, pushing the boundaries of what is expected to be the norm
Lifestyle Images should be “posed” in a way that the photographer gives some direction and then documents the natural responses of the subject(s)
Groups Any image which contains two or more subjects (including pets)
Newborn Images must be of children aged 42 days and below, or have a corrected age of 42 days and below in the case of prematurely born children. Parents not permitted unless being used as a prop (example shoulder/arm not showing face)
Maternity Any image where the main subject is pregnant. Partners/Siblings are permitted.
Wedding Fashion (models only) Any image where the main subject(s) are dressed in wedding attire but the image wasn’t taken on a real wedding day
The Natural World Category – Self-commissioned work permitted in all subcategories
Nature (excluding animals) Any image taken which includes flowers or plants but excludes animals of any kind as the main point of interest.
Wildlife Any images taken which includes wildlife as the main point of focus should be entered into this category. Captive animals, including livestock, are not permitted.
Landscape Any image of landscape, cityscape or seascape.
Pets Category Images entered into this category must be of any animal considered to be a pet by its owner as the main subject. Owners not permitted unless being used as a prop (example shoulder/arm not showing face) Commissioned and self-commissioned work permitted.
Documentary Category Images entered into this category may include, but are not restricted to, images depicting significant events or environments relevant to society, street photography and real life reportage. Commissioned and self-commissioned work permitted.
Open Category There are no restrictions on the type of images permitted in this category.
Nouveau Category Images may only be entered by entrants who are first time entrants of The Societies 20×16 competition. The are no restrictions on the type of images permitted in this category. Each image will receive a spoken critique during the live judging process.
Monochrome Category Images entered into this category must be coloured in one single tonal range. The are no restrictions on the type of images permitted in this category.
Illustrative Category Images entered into this category should be artistic images including, but not restricted to, digital art, fine art and composites with a story-telling narrative.
Advertising Category Any image depicting a product or service for sale or use. Commissioned work only, client information is required upon submission.
Commercial and Industrial Category Images may include, but are not restricted to, architectural, industrial, product or aerial photography. Commissioned work only, client information is required upon submission.
In-camera Artistry Category (raw files must be submitted) Images entered into this category should be un-edited (straight out of camera). Non-manipulative processing via the camera settings are permitted, images must be single capture or in-camera multiple exposure. JPEG files will not be accepted and raw files are required upon submission.
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