Each year the Nantwich Camera Club participate in a number of inter-club
competitions. The inter-club competitions with the local clubs, known
as "battles", take place against Alsager, Crewe, Sandbach and
Whitchurch. These competitions are open subject with a mixture of colour
and monochrome images. For these battles each club submits 10 Prints and
10 Projected Digital Images (PDI's). The Nantwich Camera Club images are
selected by the clubs’ competition secretaries from the winning
Prints/PDI's from the clubs internal competitions held in the last 12
months. The host club then invites an outside judge to score the Prints
and PDI's out of a maximum score of 20 points. At the end of the evening
the overall scores for each clubs Prints and PDI's are totalled to ascertain
the overall winner. There are no prizes or rewards involved.
Towns Monochrome Competition.
The five local clubs of Alsager, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach and Whitchurch
come together at the end of each season for an inter-club monochrome competition.
For this competition each club submits 10 monochrome prints to comply
with the "Five Town Monochrome Competition" rules. Each club
makes their own selection and submit it to the host club. The host club
is decided by an agreed annual rota. Again the Nantwich selection is made
by the competition secretaries. The competition is judged by the host
clubs choice of judge, who preferably has had experience in the monochrome
medium. The competition follows the same format as a local club battle
where each print is given a score out of a maximum of 20 points. The scores
from each club are then totalled to reveal the overall winning club that
receives the Alan Challinor trophy, which is held for 12 months. There
is also a trophy awarded, in the judge’s opinion, for the "Print
of the Night".
Each year Nantwich Camera Club receive numerous invites from Lancashire
& Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) clubs to take part in their
Inter-Club competitions. The club takes part in some of these competitions
depending on the timing and location of the competition. The type of image
and number of entries for these inter-club competitions is set by the
host clubs rules. Sometimes these competitions are judged on a knockout
system. This is where images are not scored individually but are knocked
out on a round by round system. Any image knocked out in the first round
of the competition receives 1 point, images knocked out in the 2nd round
receives 2 points, and so on, until the judge is left with one image as
the overall winner. The overall club scores are then added together to
find the winning club. There is usually a trophy awarded for the overall
winning image and the overall winning club.