03 May 2017

CWU Digital Photography Competition 2017

The CWU Education & Training Dept are once again running our digital photography competition and we look forward to seeing the same wide range of wonderful photos that have enjoyed in previous years.

The competition is open to entries from 1st May 2017 until midnight 1st October 2017.

This year's categories are

One World

Time & Motion

Sign Of The times

That's Life

Entrants are entitled to enter ONE PHOTO INTO EACH of the categories.

Entries should be sent to as attachments to learn@cwu.org. If you prefer, you can also send a link to a Dropbox account or similar. You will be sent an email confirming receipt of your entry. Due to the nature of our work, confirmation may take a few days.

As we did last year, photos will be shortlisted and the shortlist opened to members for judging.

We have created a No Nonsense Guide To Digital Photography to accompany this competition. It is aimed at those just starting out to those who are considering moving onto an SLR. It is available here.

This year sees the launch of our Photographers' Forum, available here. This is a space for people to share skills, ideas and resources among a group of like-minded enthusiasts. We will be inviting people to share hints and tips and enable us all to learn from each other. This is a resource that will grow over time - but it will only do so if we all get involved.

“It can be quite busy fitting the competition in with our day-to-day work,” said Paul Dovey, CWU National Project Manager, “But In the past few years we have developed a wonderful community of photographers within the CWU. I love getting the opportunity to be a part of it. The quality of the photos is quite astounding. Nowadays, with smartphones, everyone has a camera on them all the time – so there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.”

Why not give it a go this year?

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