The club has several competitions throughout the year. Each one is on a theme or subject or has specific entry requirements. Below is a guide to those competitions and their trophies. The dates for judging and handing entries in are listed within the Programme Of Events
The Annual Exhibition.
The exhibition is displayed permanently on floors 4 & 5 of the Bexley Wing, St. James’s Hospital, Leeds.
There is no limit to the number of entries per member but the judge will decide which entries make up the top 50 prints (both colour and monochrome) to be displayed at the exhibition and the top 50  projected images.
Awards to the Best Entries in the Annual Exhibition
Collins Trophy  - best monochrome print.
Freeman Trophy – best colour print.
Colour Trophy – best projected image.
Certificates are also awarded to the winners of each section.

Annual Awards.
Print of thr Year Trophy – for the best colour print chosen from entries awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in all competitions except the Annual Exhibitions.
Monochrome Print of the Year Trophy – for the best monochrome print  chosen from entries awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in  all competitions except the Annual Exhibitions.
Ellis Memorial Trophy – for the best overall mono projected image chosen from entries awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in all competitions except the Annual Exhibitions.
Atkinson Trophy - for the best overall colour projected image chosen from entries awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in  all competitions except the Annual Exhibitions.
The Bob Redman Trophy – up to 3 images as projected images or prints (or a combination) on a set subject chosen by the committee.
Lightowler Trophy – for a panel of 3 monochrome prints normally on a theme chosen by the  entrant.
Colour Award  - for a panel of 3 colour prints normally on a theme chosen by the entrant.
Elsie Freeman Trophy – for the best colour print on any subject. Members may enter up to 4 prints.
Tony Mitchell Trophy – for a set of 3 projected images based on set content. The set content for 2024 is 1x sport/action/photojournalism, 1 x portrait/people studies & 1 x pictorial.
Beginner’s Trophy – awarded to a less experienced member who has made the most progress within the year.
Padgett Trophy – a handicap competition open to all members who enter 3 images as projected images or prints (or a combination) in colour or monochrome. Special Eligibility Criteria – pictures awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd at any Annual Exhibition may not be entered for this competition, but non-award or “highly commended” exhibition entries are eligible. No picture may be entered in more than 1 Padgett Trophy competition.
Ellis Originality Award – presented to the best digital image which has not undergone any post camera processing. Members may enter up to 3 digitally projected images.
The Small Print Award – presented to the best mono or colour print which does not exceed A4 in size. Mounting of prints is optional but where included the mount size may not exceed 400mm x 500mm. Members may enter up to 4 prints of any combination.
President’s Cup – for photographic achievement during the year.
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