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

Change of Lecture for 1st February


John Birch has informed us that he is no longer able to bring us his lecture, "Chasing Ice! (Iceland and Antarctica)", on the 1st of February.

Thank you to Derek Doar for agreeing, especially at such short notice, to deliver his lecture "A Passion for Printing #4".

Change of Judge for POY Heat 4 PDI (25th January)


Due to unforeseen circumstances Colin Smedley is unable to attend. Thanks to Richard Houghton for stepping in at short notice.

Inter-Club Competition with Lincoln, Nebraska Deadline


Lincoln, Nebraska have confirmed when they will need our entries by and in order to allow time to collate (and if necessary correct) entries for transfer, please email your entries to the Secretary by the end of 25th January.

This is an open competition (no sections) with a limit of four entries per author so as not to swamp our friends. Please adhere to standard N&DPS PDI competition rules, with the exception that no section is necessary (or Lincoln Exchange can be used to avoid confusion with other entries around that time).

Christmas Social – Parking Guide


Ample parking at:

Great North Road (opposite the Ossington/Zizzi Ristorante)
Free parking (1hr restriction ends at 6pm) for up to about a
dozen vehicles depending on size and how well parked

Town Wharf
56 spaces
4 free disabled spaces
1hr = £1; 2hr = £1.50; 3hr = £2.50; 4hr = £4.50

208 spaces
11 free disabled spaces
Free after 6pm

Livestock Market
213 spaces
5 free disabled spaces
Free after 6pm

Christmas Social


Don't forget, this year's Christmas Social will be at The Ram, 19 Castle Gate, Newark, NG24 1AZ. Price is £12.50 per head, payable by the 14th of December at the absolute latest.

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Upcoming Competition Deadlines

15/02/2016 Photographer of the Year Heat 5 PDIReflections & Waterside
29/02/2016 Photographer of the Year Heat 5 PrintsReflections & Waterside
14/03/2016 Photographer of the Year Heat 6 PDIDereliction
04/04/2016 Photographer of the Year Heat 6 PrintsDereliction
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