Abridged Competition Entry Rules

The following are an abridged version of the HPS rules for submitting prints and digital files in to HPS competitions.
The full rules can be found in the Members Handbook which is available as a PDF on another page of this website.


All images must be the work of the author and originate from a camera.

All competition dates are published at the start of the year, late submissions will not be accepted.

In Photographer of the Year competition rounds, images will be marked with a score of up to 20.

The highest two (2) marks of each competitor in all three rounds of the competition (six scoring images) will be added together.

The competitor with the highest total marks at the end of the year will be declared 'POTY' (Photographer of the Year).

In the Annual Print and PDI competitions judges will be asked to score images to a maximum mark of 20 and choose and declare an out right winner.

A maximum of three images may be submitted to any single competition or any single round of the 'POTY'.

In the case of the POTY these may be all print, all digital or a mixture of both.


Prints may be trade processed.

Prints must be mounted.

The preferred and maximum mount size is 400mm X 500mm.
The minimum print size allowed is 130mm X 180mm on a 205mm X 255mm mount.

Digital Images

Images must be numbered, have titles and the authors initials in the following form.
1Blue_Moon_TS.jpg and be in JPEG file format.

Preferred and maximum resolution is 1600 ppi X 1200 ppi


NB: POTY = "Photographer of the Year" Competition