LBPC battles in friendly competition and rivalry with other local CACC (Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs) Clubs. These include the: ImageZ Print Exhibition; XRR Visions; Bedfordshire Invitation inter-club competition; Central Club Challenge
Summary details of these competitions are presented below. Full details are available on the CACC website.

ImageZ

This is a print “competition” that you can enter as an individual. £5 entry fee per person.

It’s open to club members in the Aylesbury area. You submit up to 3 prints (usual club dimensions and format), and the judge selects a variety to be presented in an exhibition in Aylesbury in January. There’s a commentary night in December where the judge talks about the selected images.

It’s not a competition as such. The ‘prize’ is getting your picture up on the wall. But some images are awarded Commended or Highly Commended awards if they particularly impress the judge.

The entry form and full instructions are available on the ImageZ club website.

Previously Aylesbury Camera Club has organised the Photo Images exhibition. Unfortunately, the closure of the club early in 2015 meant the old exhibition is no longer happening. ImageZ has worked with the CACC to deliver Chiltern ImageZ since 2015.

XRR Visions

XRR Visions is run by XRR Photographic Society – Watford. It is a projected digital image trophy competition aimed at individual competitors from any PAGB affiliated club. There is the option however for 3 individuals from a club to be registered as a club team for a separate trophy.

Select your best three images and give it a go. If you do decide to enter as an individual, please let the LBPC External Competitions Co-Ordinator know so that your entries can be considered for the LBPC Club entry.

There is a small entry fee. For more information see XRR website HERE

XRR Visions Results – 2017

The Club and individual members entered the XRR Visions 2017 competition for PDIs a few weeks ago. The competition took place on Wednesday 29th December.

Bedfordshire Invitation inter-club competition

The Grievson Shield, awarded for best individual image

The Bedfordshire Invitation Inter-Club Competition is a digital competition open to any Club in Bedfordshire, and by invitation to other clubs on the borders of the county. It is held annually between the last week of October and the first two weeks of November, on a day to suit the host Club (each Club hosts in turn).

Competing clubs enter a set of between six and nine images (depending on how many clubs are taking part), plus a tie-breaker image which is only used in the event of a tie.

Two trophies are competed for annually, for the winning and the runner-up Clubs. In addition, the ‘Grievson Shield’  is awarded for the best image of the Competition.

Leighton Buzzard’s recent results in this competition are:

  • 2013: Winner
  • 2012: Runner-Up and Grievson Shield

Central Club Challenge

The Central Club Challenge is a PDI competition organised by New City PS and competed amongst clubs from Beds, Bucks and Herts.

Each club enters 5 PDIs to represent the club, plus a tie-breaker image. The images are judged live on the night.