Set Subjects – 2021

It is important to realise that every photographer may interpret each subject quite differently to the next person. The definitions below are therefore very brief, and are only to be used as a guideline……

TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY     Landscape Date: Judge Terry Cockfield  –  Entry Deadline Sunday 31 January

MPS Club Landscape Definition:
The club's applicable definition of a Landscape for this purpose is as follows: “While a prominent feature of the image should be a landform, this definition does include where the land meets the sea /ocean or lake. Images can therefore show some representation of both land and water. It does not include Cityscapes.”

TUESDAY 9 MARCH           Colour harmony: Judge Liz Robertson  –  Entry Deadline Sunday 28 February

Refers to the property that certain aesthetically pleasing colour combinations have. These combinations create pleasing contrasts and consonances that are said to be harmonious.

TUESDAY 13 APRIL              Ancient or modern: Judge TBC  –  Entry Deadline Sunday 4 April

Ancient means a person who is very old, whereas modern means someone who lives in modern times. When used as adjectives, ancient means having lasted from a remote period, whereas modern means pertaining to a current or recent time and style.

TUESDAY 11 MAY                  Means of travel: Judge Robin Short  –  Entry Deadline Sunday 2 May

A vehicle used to get a person from A to B, i.e car, train, bus, plane

TUESDAY 25 MAY          MPS NZ NATURAL HISTORY: Judge Mike Boyd Clark –  Entry Deadline Sunday 16 May

TUESDAY 8 JUNE                  Portrait: Judge Chris Traill –  Entry Deadline Sunday 30 May

Photographs of single subject or group portraiture for example babies, children, parents, grand- parents, families, Zoo, farm and domestic animals

TUESDAY 13 JULY                   Creepy crawlies: Judge Eric Johnston –  Entry Deadline Sunday 4 July

An unpleasant worm, insect, or spider

TUESDAY 10 AUGUST            Rings, rounds and globes: Judge Geoff Beals –  Entry Deadline Sunday 1 August

Anything object that is round in shape

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER    Street life: Judge Bob McCree –  Entry Deadline Sunday 5 September

Photo’s based on life on the street of a area in a city, town or suburb

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER           Botanical beauties: Judge Bruce Crossan –  Entry Deadline Sunday 3 October 

Photo’s where the subject is plants, flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and berries

TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER        Animal antics: Judge Lee Riley –  Entry Deadline Sunday 31 October

Attention-drawing, often wildly playful or funny act or action i.e caper

TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER         Salon: Judge Paul Byrne –  Entry Deadline Sunday 14 November

NOTE:  For the Salon, images must be submitted exactly as entered, i.e. with no further editing or adjustments, and they must have been entered in a 2021 club night for judging.

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