Inter Club Competitions


The Federation of South London Photographic Societies (FSLPS or SLF) comprises some 14 neighbouring clubs. Each year they organise inter-club colour print, monochrome print and PDI competitions and groups of 4-6 clubs battle out the heats during the season. Usually, some of these heats are held at BPS and allow us to see a range of work from other clubs. In April, near the end of the season, the finals of these are held (FSLPS Finals’ Day ).

During these inter-club competitions, some of the best individual images will be awarded Certificates of Merit in recognition. At Finals’ Day there are competitions for these certificated images, as well as open competitions for club members to enter too.

The Kent County Photographic Association (KCPA) is a group of some 50 clubs. It organises an inter-club print competition (Ross Cup) each year, an Annual Exhibition, an Audio Visual competition and a PDI open competition. BPS and its members usually participate in these.

In addition, we take part in three friendly competitions each year:

 Chislehurst CupA PDI competition of 20 images from each club, between BPS and Greenwood Camera Club, held in April.
 Larter CupA competition between Bromley CC, West Wickham PS and Beckenham PS, for monochrome prints and PDIs, held in April/May.
 Croydon Centenary TrophyThis is organised by Croydon CC each April and involves 6-8 local clubs competing with PDIs and prints.