ADAPS is managed by an elected Committee. Officials for the current year are:

President - Len Hudson
Chairman - John Riley
Vice Chair - Alan Duckworth
Vice Chair - Tracey McGovern
Treasurer - John Riley
Secretary - Sue Riley
Syllabus Secretary - John Hardman
Competitions Secretary (external) - Keith Richardson
Competitions Secretary (internal) - Lesley Davidson
Marketing Officer - Paul Jones
L&CPU Delegates - Lesley Davidson, Sue Shaw
Member - Mike Aspinall
Member - Mel Barnes
Member - Mark Dyson
Member - Neil Higham
Member - Simon Openshaw
Member - Dean Padley
- Matthew Rainer



For those members who like to display their photographic talents, receive image appraisals, critique, recognition and even trophies and awards, ADAPS provides a stimulating and entertaining programme of photographic competitions throughout the year. Competition entry is entirely optional.

Set Subject Competitions

From time to time we hold 'Set Subject' competitions, where a theme is chosen and members then use their photographic endeavours to interpret that theme in whatever creative way they choose. Past themes have included 'song titles', 'dereliction', 'sequences', etc. We also hold regular online competitions on our Forum.

Photo Battles

We often meet up with other local camera clubs to do battle. Each club enters a set number of prints or digital images and these are assessed by an external judge who awards marks. At the end of the competition the club with the highest score has won the battle. It's all very friendly - but we hate to lose ;-)

Monthly Competitions

We hold a series of Monthly Competitions from September to February each year where members may enter photographs covering any subject matter that they like. Monthly Competitions are a great incentive to practise one's hobby and get out and take some photographs. The Monthly Competitions season is spread over six months in the style of a league table, with entries appraised by a judge and marks awarded.

Annual Competition

At the end of the competition season each year we hold our Annual Competition where members enter what they feel are their best works of the year. An external judge is invited to assess each entry and to award trophies to the winners.

If any member would like more information about entering competitions please feel free to speak to the Competitions Secretary.  



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Committee Meetings 2017

Monday 20 March
Monday 10 April
Monday 15 May
Monday 19 June
Monday 17 July
Monday 21 August
Monday 18 September
Monday 16 October
Monday 20 November

Meetings start at 7.30pm

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Competitions Downloads

2016-17 Monthly competitions results

2015-16 Monthly competitions results

ADAPS past trophy winners

Competition Rules

Checklist for digital competition entries

Annual Prints Competition entry form

Annual Digital Competition entry form

Monthly Competitions entry form