Summer - hand in Feb 9th 2023 - digital only

Ready for harvest

Results for Summer - hand in Feb 9th 2023 - digital only are now available.

Click here for up and coming MCC events 

Seddon Shield - 1st to 3rd September 2023

The Seddon Shield will be here in Blenheim. We'll be hosting the Top of the South premier photographic weekend with workshops, presenters, field trips and a heap of photography competitions and trophies. Details to come. 

Next club evening: Thurs 13th April Club evening

  • The hand-in for this club evening is NZ Landscape/Seascape .  This is a specialist trophy topic and with that comes the opportunity of submitting 2 prints AND 2 digital images. So 4 images in all. Rules click here 
  • Mark Roxburgh set the bar high at last months club night SO we are super excited that this month,  Sue Henley will be presenting her images. WOW (I'm really disappointed I will be missing this) 
  • Critique from Errol Kelly re the specialist trophy topic 'Natural History'. Top place getter's (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be announced at the MCC August evening / AGM. .    Prints will be on display            (Carol 30th March)

Topics for next year  - 2024 

On 23rd March we sent out an email advising of the committees 'draft' topics for next years (2024) topics.  We've been over whelmed with the responses. Yaa Hoo.

The most feedback was the 'Steam Train'  topic. Whew all thouht it ws toooo limiting .. So now the committee has the hard work to consider all suggestion and lock in only 8 topics. 

We'll send an email out after the next committee meeting with the confirmed list, as well as listing all of the topcis so you know you were heard. HUGE THANKS to all replies. It was great.    (Carol 30th March)

Trenna Packer Salver - club set of NZ Natural History - need images by 11th June

The 2023 dates are confirmed. Opens on the 1st of May and closes on the 16th of June - but for MCC to select a 'set of 6', so closes 11th June. The results will be announced on the 17th of July.

Please submit up to 2x digital images for consideration for the club set. 

The objective of the Trenna Packer Salver Competition is to illustrate the diversity of the natural world in New Zealand and its off shore islands, with images that are of a very high standard. As the natural environment comes under increasing threats from human activity it is vital that we have a comprehensive collection of high quality images. Many of the images used to illustrate field guides have come from members of camera clubs. We hope that by running an annual New Zealand Nature inter-club competition we can promote an increasing interest in photographing the natural world as well as encourage best practice in photographing nature subjects.

The competition is for sets of 6 nature projected images, and is open to all clubs in New Zealand. 

The Rules for this competition are the same as the PSNZ Rules for Nature, as current on the PSNZ website as of 1 February 2021 – see link below.

  • The subject matter must be nature as defined by the rules attached, which excludes cultivated plants, domestic animals and confined animals
  • The subject matter is restricted to New Zealand and its offshore islands.
  • Clubs with over 100 members are restricted to one image per photographer.
  • If the Club has less than 100 members, a photographer may submit 2 images.
  • Each entry is judged as a ‘set of projected images’ not as individual images and must flow well and have good cohesion
  • Entry is Digital and images should be saved as jpeg, sRGB colour space, resolution 72dpi with 1620 pixels on the horizontal for landscape and 1080 on the vertical side for portrait and at a file size between 400Kb and 1.2Mb. A layout image must be included showing the order and layout of the set.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact coordinator at details below and we suggest you look through the galleries on our web site at winning sets since 2007 for guidance.

Full details of the rules:  

Guidelines for Image Submissions, Points for EOY and Grade Progression 

The other week we sent an email to al lmembers. Please refer to the 'members only' section to refer to a copy. Also, the open discussion regarding questions raised by the guidelines (currenlty only on the 'Marlborough Camera Club Members Only' facebook site. 

Next club evening: Thurs 9th March Club evening

The hand-in for Thurs 9th March is Natural History .  This is a trophy topic and with that comes the opportunity of submitting 2 prints AND 2 digial images. So 4 images in all. 

So what is the catch you ask?

  • Well - there are no grades. So everyone is on the same playing field. Don't be put off by this. And for those thinking about it .. these are the platform for preparing you to submit into national wide/ international competitions. 
  • Ahhh... also there are a few, but very strict rules about how little photo editing you can do. So you will need to check out the rules:  Click here         ((Carol 30th March))   

Wow - an upgrade on the website for members

Wow - you can now look up your image results for any image that you've submitted using the online submissions.  It's the "VIEW MY COMPETITION RESULTS"  on the same page that you logon to submit your images.   (Aug 18th - Carol) 



If you're new to the club, you may not be aware that Marlborough Camera Club is part of a bigger family of photographers. PSNZ or the Photographic Society of New Zealand, is the national organisation that represents photography enthusiasts (neither MCC nor PSNZ care whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned professional, you've just got to love photography) in NZ, and this club is an afiliated club. PSNZ has its own workshops, competitions and awards, some which you need to be a member of PSNZ to participate in, but there are opportunities, even if you're just a member of your local club. (If you join both PSNZ and MCC, you get a small discount on your MCC membership). The judges who critique our monthly competitions are drawn from a pool of PSNZ accredited judges from around the country. You certainly don't have to be a member of PSNZ to enjoy the club, however if you're already confident in your photography, and want additional challenges and opportunities to take your photography to the next level, PSNZ membership might be a worthwhile progression for you.

Competition Entries and  Rules

The web based competition submission form is working well and can be found on the web site under competitions -> Image Submission.

The submission system makes sure that individual images are submitted correctly, but it does not check how many images you have submitted. Several members are failing to follow the published rules on the web site and submitting more images than are allowed in a category. Unfortunately these additional images cannot be awarded points, as this would be unfair to members who stick to the rules.