Chair’s blog – 24th March including programme changes


Next week 30th March, the speaker is unable to come to the Guild and hence this meeting will be a “Zoom” meeting, and there will not be a meeting in the Guild.  Please check your emails from Monday for the link to the meeting.

Also, we have had to switch a couple of meetings due the speaker having a clash

4th May:        Members evening
18th May:     75th Southport National Open Exhibition Presentation

The online calendar has been updated to reflect this.

Some External Competitions You Might Like to Enter

L&CPU Annual Individual Competition
Our “local” competition & free to enter.  For prints & digital images.  Closes 23rd April.

Edinburgh International Salon
The hardest photographic salon to get an acceptance from, in the world. For unmounted prints.  Closes 1st June.
See:  (when they fix the domain name)

Photographic Society of America PSA Annual Large Print Exhibition
Despite the name it’s being organised and exhibited in that great USA state of ‘The Wirral’, at Hoylake, this year.

For unmounted prints; also despite the name, of the normal competition size.  Closes 6th June.
See: or

Could you be the next Landscape Photographer of the Year?
Entries are currently open for this year’s LPOTY. For the 15th annual awards, we’re looking for images that capture the spirit of Britain and celebrate the wonder and joys of our landscape.
There are over £20,000 worth of prizes, with £10,000 awarded to the overall winner. Runner-up and commended entries will be included in a full-colour book and touring UK exhibition in the UK’s biggest train stations.
Main categories: Classic View, Black and White, Urban Life and Your View.
Special Awards: Coast, Lines in the Landscape, Historic Britain and Landscapes at Night.
Read more about the categories and awards: 
Any photo taken in the last 5 years is eligible. Submit your best landscape images by 5 May 2022 at
Entry fees apply. Any questions, email


An Invitation to Chapel Camera Club’s Exhibition
Twenty  Twenty … and Beyond
Chapel Camera Club is delighted to invite you to
an exhibition of photography in Gallery 2 at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery between 5th March and 2nd May 2022.
Opening times are 10am – 5pm
( Please note the museum is not open on bank holidays)
This award-winning camera club is  featuring  30 self-portraits from its Arts Council’s funded project, ‘Living Through Lockdown -Personal Perspectives in Photographs’ together with photographs of a wide variety of subjects.
Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy viewing:

  • 30 self-portraits from its Arts Council’s funded project,   ‘Living Through Lockdown -Personal Perspectives in Photographs’.
  • 48 members’ framed images of a wide variety of subjects
  • The 3 winning images from our Peoples Summer Photo Competition
  • A 5 min TV presentation of members’ Lockdown quotes, and further members DPIs on a variety of topics
  • 2 cabinets illustrating the club and member’s successes by means of medals, certificates and ribbons
  • A grand total of 112 exhibits

 Each Saturday afternoon, during the exhibition, the club is holding ‘Meet the Photographer’ sessions. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet members to find out more about the club’s weekly events programme, mentoring opportunities, and to talk about their own projects, or just photography.
For further information please contact Ann Carter (Vice Chair)

Royal Geographical Society – The Three Stripes South (a free online talk)

Royal Geographical Society – Three Stripes South: The 1000km thru-hike that inspired the Love Her Wild women’s adventure movement (