Burton upon Trent Photographic Society

BPS Open Competition

It's Back

We are running the Open Competition again this year.  CASH prizes.
Under 18's this year only have to send in their jpg files and the winning image will be printed as part of your prize.
18's and Over, have to submit printed images no larger than A4.
All entries (where possible) will be displayed at the BPS Members Exhibiiton in November. Prizes will be presented by the Mayor of East Staffs Borough Council.
Full terms and condiitons can be found below. Plus closing dates and exhibition dates.


image Shaun Johnson

BPS Open Competition 2023 Results

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's Open competition and to those who attended the Presentations or visited the Exhibition over the two days.  The Open Competition had over 90 images entered from 34 entrants. 
Our thanks to the Mayor of ESBC for presenting the prizes, and to the continued sponsorship from the East Mids Airport Community Fund.

Adult Winning Images 2023

Under 18's Winning Images 2023

Presentations by Mayor of East Staffs Borough Council - Councilor Sayed Hussain

Burton PS Open Competition is now open for entries

We will be running the Open Competition again this year, with some changes to categories.
Under 18's can send in their images as jpgs to the competition organiser via email.
18's and over entries must be prints no larger than A4, and be mounted or unmounted

Rules and Conditions of Entry

Burton on Trent Photographic Society

Annual Open Competition – 2023

The competition is run alongside the annual exhibition of members' work and was established to encourage local photography from the surrounding areas. 

  1. Members of Photography Clubs and Professional Photographers are excluded from entry.
  2. The subject will be open, but judged in the following categories;


Photographers under the age of 18 years- SUBMISSION BY EMAIL

Entrants can submit up to 3 digital images, either taken with a digital camera or a phone.

Files should be the largest available to you

Give each image a Title

Please include your Name, Age and Email Address

Send to opencomp@burtonps.co.uk


Photographers 18 years and older – SUBMISSION BY PRINT

Entrants may submit up to 3 printed images, print should be no larger than A4 and unmounted.

Each image should have the Title, your Name and Email Address on the rear.

Please indicate if you’d like your images returned or destroyed.

If returned, they will be available for pick up at your original drop-off point 2 weeks after the Exhibition. If no indication is given, prints will be destroyed.

The organisers cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to prints.

Copyright remains with the author but the organisers reserve the right to reproduce any entry for use in BPS promotions

All winning entries will be on display at our annual exhibition and presentation at the Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton, Burton, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November 2023.

The winners will be announced at 2pm on Saturday 11th Nov

Work to be handed in by Oct 6th to one of the following:


Chris Goodhead  Photographic

179 High Street

Burton on Trent


Mulberry Beauty Salon                               

79 High Street


DE65 6GF


PDF copy of rules.

Closing date for entries


Exhibition Venue

Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton, Burton on Trent DE13 0HE


Sat Nov 11th and Sun Nov 12th
10am to 4pm
Presentation of Open Comp Awards 2pm Sat 11th Nov
Download a copy of the rules and conditions

Submit your entries to opencomp@burtonps.co.uk

Drop off points for Prints

Chris Goodhead Photographic
179 High Street, Burton on Trent.

Mulberry Beauty Salon
79 High Street, Repton, DE65 6GF

The Open Competition is sponsored by 

Burton Photographic Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF)
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