Set Subject PDI Competitions
Set Subject Projected Digital Images (PDIs)
Important: Please read ALL instructions on this page before uploading. This page is for PDI Set Subject only.
When you use the “Click to upload” link (above or below), you will notice that all of the current seasons Set Subjects (PDI & Print) are listed. Please note that you are NOT expected to upload them all at once.
The list below shows all of this seasons (2021-22) Set Subjects. The Programme will tell you when each PDI competition is being held. Your image must be uploaded by midnight on the date shown (the Sunday before the competition).
Your images should be no larger than 1600 pixels wide or 1200 pixels tall (whichever is the greater), they should be in the sRGB colour space and saved as a JPEG. An image produced as a PDI and entered into a PDI competition shall not be used to enter a print competition and vice-verse.
Each PDI can only be entered ONCE. If an error is made no action will be taken on the night (we will need to check our records). For the fist error the member will be given either their average score for the season or the score on the night – whichever is the lowest (no advantage is gained but neither is there a serious disadvantage). For a second or subsequent error a zero score will be given.
Upload your Image files via the Set Subject PDI Email Forms (above or below) by midnight on the Sunday before the competition using the file naming format:–
Title_Your Name.jpg e.g. Mountains and Lakes_Joseph Bloggs.jpg
The PDI Set subjects for 2021-22 with their provisional dates are:-
PDI 1 – Debbie Ram Seeker of Light Award (2nd September 2021)
This award will be given to the image that the judge believes has the best quality of light. The subject matter is unimportant. The primary subject should be well/sympathetically lit to bring out the best features and bring it to life. The light source can be artificial or natural or a combination of the two.
PDI 2 – Street Scenes (9th December 2021)
This should be an image that records everyday life in a public place. The image could be a candid picture of a stranger – possibly without their knowledge. It does not, however, necessarily have to capture people – it could reflect on the impact of life in the street.
(There is no law in the UK that states that you can’t take photos in public places. You do not need permission to photograph people, including children, in a public place – but be sensitive in this respect and avoid conflict. Also be very wary of any laws outside the UK)
PDI 3 – Long Exposure (7th April 2022)
Long-exposure, time-exposure or slow-shutter photography involves using a long duration shutter speed to capture images which might depict blurring, smearing or the obscuring of moving elements. There is no definition of exactly how long or short the exposure should be, but the ‘movement’ of something in the image captured by the slow shutter speed should be a clear and obvious element. This could also include ICM (Intentional Camera Movement)