Competitions07 Feb 2009
The Annual Exhibition Competition comprises both ‘Print’ and Digital Image’ sections. There is a New Members category in each of the above. The other categories common to both sections are Pictorial, Portrait, Record, Natural History, and Open. The Print section also includes a ‘Multi Image Panel’ section, open to both New Members and Advanced Workers.
Judging for the above normally takes place in February of each year, in time for the entries to be prepared for display in Stockport Art Gallery for a period of four weeks throughout late March and April. The Competition Judge will decide which entries deserve to be ‘Commended’, ‘Highly Commended’, ‘Very Highly Commended’ or the ‘Winner’.
The following awards are allocated to the winners of each section:
New Members The J.J. Rothwell Bowl Pictorial The Fort Trophy Portrait The President’s Trophy Record The Advertiser Cup Natural History The Stockport Express Trophy Open Eric Anderson Trophy Multi Image Panel The Hilditch Cup
Digital Image Section
New Members The Needham Cup Pictorial The Gladys Unwin Trophy Portrait The Sykes Trophy Record The SPS Trophy Natural History The Members Trophy Open The Jebson Trophy
Points are allocated to New Members, depending on how well their entries have done. (e.g. 5 points for winning), and, once 20 points have been accrued, the ‘New Member’ is invited to join the ‘Advanced Workers’.
The relevant trophies or cups are presented on the opening night of each year’s Annual Exhibition by the Guest Speaker.