Newark & District Photographic Society

Spotlighting the Best in local Amateur Photography

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Most of the Society's activities take place on Monday evenings and are open to members, prospective members and non-members alike.

Full Member£32.00
Joint Unwaged£37.00
First Year Subscription
Full Member£20.00
Joint Unwaged£24.00
Charge per visit
Visitor / Associate£3.50

The Society

Newark & District Photographic Society has existed to promote and provide support for Amateur Photography in and around Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England since 1938.

A keen group of photographers, we meet weekly between September and April to hear guest speakers talk on their photographic techniques & experiences, and to receive constructive criticism of our own work.

This website was created to allow parties interested in photography both locally and further afield to see what we do. You will find contact details along with our current programme, upcoming competitions, and several galleries of members' work.

Latest News

Facebook Group


At the request of the Committee the Society now has a Facebook Group where current members can interact and share thoughts and images with each other.

The Society used to have another group until 2011 but Facebook chose to change how groups and pages work. Since that time this page has existed, and will continue to, as the Society's official presence on Facebook.

The new group is for CURRENT members to interact freely and last season's members, who plan to rejoin the Society from September, are encouraged to visit and request to join.

All requests to join the group will be subject to approval by the Committee and anyone leaving the Society will be removed from the group to limit the exposure of member's images online.

Further Facebook groups for the Society's Focus Groups may be created subject to demand and take up of this initial group.

Attendance Fee


With effect from the start of the 2015–2016 season, attendance fees for both members and visitors will increase by 50p, taking them to £3.00 and £3.50 respectively.

Meeting Start Time


With effect from the start of the 2015–2016 season, meetings will commence at 7.30pm instead of 7.45pm.

Rule Changes


Further to the AGM of the 20th April 2015, a number of changes have been made to the Society Rules, General Competition Rules, Photographer of the Year (POY) Rules, and Annual Exhibition Rules as highlighted when hovering over each rule section in turn.

Red indicates text removed or replaced; yellow indicates new text or rules, or the replacements for previous text.

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Upcoming Events

07/09/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 amPG Tips – More Fiddling and DiddlingSheldon Suite, Newark Showground
14/09/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 amThe Prints and the PaperSheldon Suite, Newark Showground
21/09/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmPhotographer of the Year Heat 1 PDISheldon Suite, Newark Showground
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Upcoming Competition Deadlines

14/09/2015 Photographer of the Year Heat 1 PDIColour
21/09/2015 Photographer of the Year Heat 1 PrintsColour
05/10/2015 Photographer of the Year Heat 2 PDIWood, Metal, or Stone
26/10/2015 Photographer of the Year Heat 2 PrintsWood, Metal, or Stone
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