Monthly Photo Challenges

Challenges are a great way to stimulate creativity, to create a focus for your photography and best of all, get you taking pictures!

Here’s a monthly challenge open to all members of Aldershot & Farnham Camera Club. There’s an annual trophy, plus you will get the satisfaction of a job well done and the fun of taking part especially if you’re not used to entering the club’s competitions.

The challenge for September is “Light” – your image must be a new image taken for the challenge and submitted by the end of the month.​

The challenge for October is “Pumpkins and Gourds” – your image must be a new image taken for the challenge and submitted by the end of the month.​

Submitted pictures are added to the galleries at the start of the following voting month. Please send your votes and images to webmaster@affcc.uk.

Some simple rules :
  • You should take a picture based on the theme given.
  • The picture must be taken after the challenge is announced or in the month of the challenge – i.e. a picture taken FOR the challenge, NOT a library picture! Votes will be deducted if your picture is taken before the challenge is announced.
  • Any editing is allowed.
  • Email your image to webmaster@affcc.uk, it will be included in a gallery for everyone to view once the challenge month closes. Please name your file with your name and title in the format “Firstname Lastname_Title.jpg”. Minimum size should be 1024 x 768. Only emailed entries are accepted.
  • Each member may then vote once for their favourite picture (not their own!), voting closes on the 15th of the following month. Any current member of the club can vote, you don’t have to have entered to be able to vote.
  • The member with the most votes gets to choose the challenge subject for the next open month. In the case of an equal number of votes, the member who provided their image first will be declared the winner.
  • If there are any disputes, the webmaster’s decision is final!
  • A cup will be presented on an annual basis to the person winning most rounds in the previous year. In the event of a draw the winner will be based on the number of votes and then the highest individual vote. The qualifying year will run for entries from April to March i.e. final result in May.
  • The winner’s cup will NOT be considered to be a “cup winner” in the context of the clubs  “championship/cup winner categorisation .
2022/23 Leaderboard
2 Michael Carrington
1 Andrew Fletcher, Michael Bacon, Jeff Kelsey
March    
February    
January    
December    
November    
October Pumpkins and Gourds Challenge Open
September Light Voting Open
August Weather Andrew Fletcher
July Contrast Michael Carrington
June Jubilee Michael Carrington
May Three Jeff Kelsey
April Beatles’ Song Titles Michael Bacon
March Reflection Jan Miller
February Glass Michael Carrington
January Flying Tony Brown
December In Motion  
November Roofs  
October Arboreal oddities and/or patterns  
September Creative With Flowers  
August Bug Life  
July Intentional Camera Movement  
June Stripes  
May 10, 2011, Anniversary, or Challenge  
April Egg  
March Spring  
February Diptych  
January Hope  
December Chores
November Remembrance
October Shops
September Coast Or Water Courses
August Recreate a famous painting or movie scene
July Nostalgia
June Red
May Home
April Isolation
March Landscape
February Juxtaposition
January Gates
December Arches
November Knobs & Knockers
October Vintage
September Night Lights, Light Trails and Light Painting
August Drought
July Fast
June Linear
May Bugs
April Street Furniture
March Spring Budding
February Cold
January Abstract
December Magic
November Warm
October Food
September Portal(s)
August Contrast
July Lots of…
June Creation/Creative
May Detail
April Begins with the Letter ‘A’
March Taken with Your Mobile Phone
February Animal Action
January Winter
December Art with Rubbish
November Light Trails
October Autumn
September Panorama
August Leisure
July Fun
June Live Performance
May Noise
April Tranquillity
March Two
February Hope
January Cats
December Festive
November Circles
October Windows and Doors
September Abstract
August Summer
July Instruments
June Bright
May Flower Power
April New Life
March Take a Portrait
February Texture
January Monochrome
December Christmas Lights
November Night Shot
October Sport
September Gold Silver Bronze
August Summer 2012
July An Un-impressive Thing
June Happiness Is…
May End of the LIne
April New
March Lights
February Winter
January Street Furniture
December Flat
November Machinery
October Movement
September Reflections
August Colours of the Rainbow
July Depth of Field
June Shadows
May Water
April Spring
2022/23
March    
February    
January    
December    
November    
October Pumpkins and Gourds Challenge Open
September Light Voting Open
August Weather Andrew Fletcher
July Contrast Michael Carrington
June Jubilee Michael Carrington
May Three Jeff Kelsey
April Beatles’ Song Titles Michael Bacon
2021
March Reflection Jan Miller
February Glass Michael Carrington
January Flying Tony Brown
December In Motion  
November Roofs  
October Arboreal oddities and/or patterns  
September Creative With Flowers  
August Bug Life  
July Intentional Camera Movement  
June Stripes  
May 10, 2011, Anniversary, or Challenge  
April Egg  
March Spring  
February Diptych  
January Hope  
2020
December Chores
November Remembrance
October Shops
September Coast Or Water Courses
August Recreate a famous painting or movie scene
July Nostalgia
June Red
May Home
April Isolation
March Landscape
February Juxtaposition
January Gates
2018
December Arches
November Knobs & Knockers
October Vintage
September Night Lights, Light Trails and Light Painting
August Drought
July Fast
June Linear
May Bugs
April Street Furniture
March Spring Budding
February Cold
January Abstract
2017
2015
December Magic
November Warm
October Food
September Portal(s)
August Contrast
July Lots of…
June Creation/Creative
May Detail
April Begins with the Letter ‘A’
March Taken with Your Mobile Phone
February Animal Action
January Winter
2014
December Art with Rubbish
November Light Trails
October Autumn
September Panorama
August Leisure
July Fun
June Live Performance
May Noise
April Tranquillity
March Two
February Hope
January Cats
2013
December Festive
November Circles
October Windows and Doors
September Abstract
August Summer
July Instruments
June Bright
May Flower Power
April New Life
March Take a Portrait
February Texture
January Monochrome
2012
December Christmas Lights
November Night Shot
October Sport
September Gold Silver Bronze
August Summer 2012
July An Un-impressive Thing
June Happiness Is…
May End of the LIne
April New
March Lights
February Winter
January Street Furniture
2011
December Flat
November Machinery
October Movement
September Reflections
August Colours of the Rainbow
July Depth of Field
June Shadows
May Water
April Spring
Annual Winner
2022 Michael Carrington
2021 Jeff Kelsey
2020 Jeff Kelsey
2019 Jeff Kelsey
2018 Michael Carrington
2017 Jeff Kelsey
2016 Andrew Fletcher
2015 Michael Carrington
2014 Nadine Bernhardt
2013 Isabel Cuesta
2012 Isabel Cuesta
2011 Sue Hammill
Overall Annual Leaderboard
Number of wins Name
4 Jeff Kelsey
3 Michael Carrington
2 Isabel Cuesta
1 Sue Hammill, Nadine Bernhardt, Andrew Fletcher
Overall Individual Wins
Number of wins Name
18 Michael Carrington
14 Andrew Fletcher, Jeff Kelsey
7 Simon Taylor, Pat Gibson, Sue Hammill
6 Isabel Cuesta
4 Paul Mannering, Robin Taylor-Hunt, Paul Baxter
3 Michelle Harrison, William Robertson, Nadine Bernhardt
2 Michael Bacon, Neil McIntyre, Graham Chisnall, Peter Martindale, Ian Barefoot, David Fisher, June Milner, Alan Marshall, Ben Casey, Rex Sellars, Raul Hayman
1 Jan Miller, Tony Brown, Robert Rowley, Zoe Barefoot, Yvonne Kunesch, Paul Mannering, Mark Grey, Ken Newberry, Robin Stovold, Jenny Bray, Bonnie Hampton, Michael Knight, Brian Birkenhead, Ann Gardner, Matt Macintosh, Jennie Keyte, John Varndell, Ben Casey, Alan Warren, Chris Stock, Norma Tryner

2015, 2014, 2012 Sponsor – Paul Baxter, 2013 Sponsor – Anonymous

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