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, news, reminders of upcoming events and competition deadlines, our current programme, society and competition rules, guidelines for nature competitions, preparation guides for print and projected digital image competitions, and several galleries of members' work.

Latest News

Changes of Venue for Photographer of the Year Heat 3 Prints (7th December)


The Photographer of the Year Heat 3 Prints evening on the 7th of December will be held in the President's Suite in the Cedric Ford Pavilion of Newark Showground instead of the Sheldon Suite.

Changes of Venue for Newark Challenge Trophy (30th November)


The Newark Challenge Trophy evening on the 30th of November will be held in the Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion adjacent to the Sheldon Suite normally used.

North & East Midlands Photographic Federatio Exhibition of Photography 2016


Entries must be with collectors or exhibition secretary before Oct. 16th; internal deadline (for collation & club selection) to be announced.

Entry £1/entry, up to £20 max. (7 classes x 4 entries = 28, max. of 8 free entries).

Selection Nov. 7th–8th; Opening & Awards 11am Jan. 9th; Exhibition open until Feb. 5th.

Print Selectors:
Terry Donnelly MPAGB, FBPE, ARPS, ASWPP, EFIAP (from L&CPU)
Steve Roper CPAGB (N&EMPF)

PDI Selectors:
David Venables DPAGB (from MCPF)
Robert Fulton MPAGB, EFIAP, ARPS, BPE4* (SPF)

PAGB Patronage Gold Medals for best in class:
Monochrome Print
Nature Print
Colour Print
Individual Print Panel
Monochrome PDI
Nature PDI
Colour PDI

PAGB Patronage Silver Medal for Best Under 25 Year Old PDI / Print.

Individual awards:
Highest Aggregate Prints
Highest Aggregate PDI
Selector's Personal Choice
Highly Commended
Certificate of Merit

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.

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Upcoming Events

30/11/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmNewark Challenge TrophySir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion, Newark Showground
07/12/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmPhotographer of the Year Heat 3 PrintsPresident's Suite, Cedric Ford Pavilion, Newark Showground
14/12/2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmMoments in TimeSheldon Suite, Newark Showground
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Upcoming Competition Deadlines

30/11/2015 Photographer of the Year Heat 3 PrintsPeople & Play
18/01/2016 Photographer of the Year Heat 4 PDIMovement (including Sport and Action)
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