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“Out of focus” – February 2021 competition night

February 22nd was our second competition night of the year, with members submitting to our two monthly competitions.

The first is our Special Theme Competition, which this month is “Out of focus”. Our members are free to interpret this theme however they wish.

Our second competition is our regular Open Theme Competition, in which members can submit images on any them or topic they wish.

Our Guest judge for the evening was David Boyce, a New Zealand born and now Hong Kong based conceptually driven visual artist.

Below are a selection of images from the two competitions.

“Out of focus” Special Theme Gallery:

Below are a selection of images from our regular Open theme competition.

Open Theme Gallery:

“Smartphone shots” – June competition night

Our June competition night took place at The Social Room (3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street) and included our usual Open Theme and Special Theme competitions. This months Special theme was “Smartphone shots” and our judge for the night (making a return appearance) was Kirk Kenny (

Special Theme gallery: Smartphone Shots

In addition to our monthly Special theme, we also had our regular Open theme competition, where members are free to submit images on any topic they choose.

Open Theme Gallery

“Abstraction” – May competition night

After our mini “break” in March and our e-meeting in April, it’s high time we resumed our operations in our usual venue. As per normal, our May competition night took place at the “Social Room”, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central (with appropriate social distancing measures of course).

The Special Theme for May was Abstraction and our judge for this month was David Boyce, a multifaceted artist and a true “Master of abstraction”, as he was introduced to us by his peers.

Those not familiar with his work can have a look at:

Below are a selection of our members images for the special theme….


In addition to the Special theme we also had our regular Open theme. Below are a selection of members images…

“Portrait” – April Competition Night

Following the postponement of our March competition night (new date TBC) the on-going Covid-19 situation resulted in our April meeting moving to a new venue…. Google hangouts. Over the years the club has used a range of different venues including club houses, pubs, photographic studios and restaurants. I believe this is the first time we have hosted a Competition night in Cyberspace.

The theme for the Special competition was “Portrait” and our judge for the night was professional photographer and long time friend of the club, Jo Farrell (Living HERstory). Jo is a photographer and cultural anthropologist who focuses on women’s traditions and cultures; particularly those that are disappearing.

Special Theme Competition

Below are a selection of members images submitted for the Special Theme Competition…


Open Theme Competition

In addition to the monthly Theme we also had our regular Open competition, where members are free to submit images on any topic/genre. Below are a selection of the members Open competition submissions.



“Architecture” February competition night

February’s competition night was the first held at our new venue, The Social Room (3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley street). The theme for the Special competition was “Architecture” and our judge for the night was experienced Architecture/real-estate photographer Grischa Rüschendorf,

Below are a selection of members images submitted for the Special Theme Competition…

Open Theme Competition

As always we also had an Open competition where members submit their favourite images on any theme. Below are a selection of images that members submitted.

“Leading Lines” January competition night

Last night our Club had its first competition night gathering for 2020. The theme for the evening’s Special category was “Leading Lines” and members also entered submissions for the Open category competition. In total members submitted more than 80 images!

Ali Ghorbani ( was our Guest Judge for the night, a returning judge and past Cathay Camera Club Chairman, who we thank dearly for his contribution to a very successful evening!

Again, thank you Ali for making the night such a success! Read More

Competition night – “Low Key/High Key”

February’s competition night is approaching (Feb 25th). I am pleased to announce that Aanchal Wadhwani ( will be returning as our judge for the night.

As per normal, the meeting will start at 7:30pm at our usual venue, the upstairs function room at  Iberico & Co, 18 Shelley Street (next to the Escalator, just up from Staunton Street). As courtesy if you are unable to attend please kindly inform us.

1. Special theme Photo Competition

The Special theme is “Low Key/High Key”, how you interpret the Special theme is entirely up to you. You can submit 2 images in any combination (print/digital). There are no geographical restrictions on where images can be taken, however the images should have been taken within the last 12 months. Please give a title to your image but DO NOT put your name on the file and use this link to submit your Special Theme entries:


2. Open theme Photo Competition
You may also submit 2 images for the Open Theme competition on any theme/topic of your choosing and submit them in any combination of Print, Digital or Slide format. There are no geographical or time limit within which they must have been taken. Please give a title to your image, DO NOT PUT your name on the file.


3. Submissions details 
The deadline for digital submissions in Friday [date] at 11.59pm & 59 seconds to allow us to prepare the order of submissions and score sheets for the judge. The judge will then have the chance to make an early judging of the submitted images to speed up events on our meeting night.Also please remember there is a slight change on how to submit your images: DO NOT identify your file with your name, only title pls (more below) and please stick to the deadline as images will not be accepted after deadline. Please don’t forget to use the following link to enter your submission details of each image you upload (your name and image tile, Special or Open) , please select two unoccupied cells and make sure your images are not directly one after the other on the sheet. You will need to enter the details of your uploads on each tab for the special and open categories. This list will then printed and photos will be shown in that order on competition night:

4. Print submissions
You need to arrive no later than 7.15 on the night so that judging sheets can be prepared in time for the 7.30 start. (I am aiming to be at the venue at 6.30) Please ensure your prints are suitably mounted for ease of viewing/judging. Write your name and the picture’s title clearly on the back of the mount.
If you are entering a print please send a digital copy too, so they can be placed on our webpage or/and Facebook. This will also ensure that we have a record of every photo entered in any competition for future perusal.

5. Guests 
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting and may submit images to both competitions. However their scores will not contribute to the year end scoring.

6. Cancellations due to weather 
If a Black Rainstorm Warning or Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or in effect 2 hours prior to the meeting start, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.Looking forward to seeing you all!

Competition night – “Travel”

And so another year draws to a close. December 10th saw club members meeting at Iberico & Co for a combined Competition Night and Christmas Dinner.

The special theme for the night was “Travel” with 22 images submitted by the members. Below is a gallery of the images submitted….


Competition night – “Night portrait”

Big thanks to everyone who attended and/or submitted images for Monday 26th November’s competition night. The Special theme for the evening was “Night Portraits”. In addition we also had our regular Open theme with members free to submit images on any subject/theme. In total we had 15 images submitted for the Special theme. I would also like to thanks to our Judge for the evening; professional photographer Jeremy H Greenberg for the great critic on the photos!

Competition night – “In the Night”

October’s competition night saw the first of two night-time themed competitions (November features “Night Portraits”). As always huge thanks to go to our judge, Paul Cox (Paul Cox Photography), who took time out of his busy schedule to view comment and award points to the images submitted for our Special and Open themed competitions.

Below are a selection of the images submitted for the Special theme competition….