Category: Competitions

Annual Club Knockout Competition 2023

Congratulations to Wigan 10 for winning the Annual PDI Knockout last night, the event was held at Elmbank Conference Centre, Eccles. Simon Allen MPAGB APAGB EFIAP was our judge for the evening, joining us from deepest, darkest Scotland 😊 Wigan…

The Bob Robinson Trophy 8th October 2023

Many thanks to our Judge Nick Hilton, who had the unenviable task of providing constructive feedback for our novice entrants, to our executive members who turned out to help and to the audience members, who took time out of their…

Annual Club Knockout  Competition

18th November 2023 Elmbank Conference CentreHalf Edge Lane, Eccles M30 9BA Doors open : 1830Competition starts : 1900   And hot on the heels of The Bob Robinson Trophy, your next competition will be the Annual Club Knockout Competition on Saturday 18th…

The Bob Robinson Trophy (formerly The Novice Cup)

8th October 2023 Elm Bank Conference Centre 26 Half Edge Lane Eccles M30 9BA Judge : Nick Hilton DPAGB EFIAP BPE5 Doors Open – 09:45 Competition starts – 10:30 All members are invited to attend the competition and hear the…

The Bob Robinson Trophy – Reminder

8th October 2023
Elm Bank Conference Centre
26 Half Edge Lane
Eccles M30 9BA

Judge: Nick Hilton DPAGB EFIAP BPE5

Attention all clubs – the next competition in the calendar is The Bob Robinson Trophy, with a club award plus an individual award for the best PDI.

The Competition is now open for entries
Closing date for entries is Sunday 17 September 2023

One Section: PDI
One Category: Open

The competition format has changed and will be run as a Knockout competition over several rounds; as images are knocked out of the competition, feedback will be given on the image.

Full details are included in the 2023 Rules

All club members are invited to attend the competition and hear the feedback given on the images entered; there is no cost to attend and sit in the audience, refreshments are provided during the break in proceedings (tea/coffee/biscuits).


The venue does not allow you to bring your own food onto the premises, although there are lots of places close by where you can buy your lunch you would have to find somewhere to eat your lunch.

However, there is an option to purchase a hot lunch which can be enjoyed in the venue; this will cost £10 and will consist of a main meal (a choice of hot pot or cheese & onion pie and chips) and dessert.

Tickets are available for you to purchase from the Portal; the final day for ordering food will be 17th September as I have to give the numbers to the chef at Elmbank

If you have any questions please email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Wendy Monaghan & Keith Richardson
Competition Secretaries
Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union

Bob Robinson Trophy 2023

Sunday 8th October 2023 We cordially invite you to participate in the L&CPU Bob Robinson Trophy, to be held on Sunday 8th October 2023. Our venue for 2023 is: Elm Bank Conference Centre46 Half Edge LaneEccles M30 9BA This event is designed…

Annual Individual Competition Results

Nature Print Awards The 2023 Annual Individuals Competition and Young Photographer of the Year were held over two days at Elm Bank Conference Centre. The images were judged by Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/p, Ralph Duckett MPAGB APAGB EFIAP…


Individual Competition 2023 rules published

Download from here.

Annual Individual Competitions 2023

Young Photographer of the Year

Saturday 13th May & Sunday 14th May
Elm Bank Conference Centre
26 Half Edge Lane
Eccles M30 9BA

You are cordially invited to submit your entries for the Annual Individual Competition and Young Photographer of the Year.

This competition is held ‘in camera’ and is not open for audience viewing.

This is the L&CPU Annual event, where all club members are invited to choose and enter their images, in the following sections:

  • PDI – there are two categories in this section – Open (which includes colour & monochrome) and Nature.
  • Prints – there are three categories in this section – Open Monochrome, Open Colour and Nature

Young Photographer of the Year

There are two sections to this competition:

  • PDI – Open (Mono, colour & nature)
  • Prints – Open (Mono, colour & nature)

Full rules and guidelines here.

Below is a summary of key dates:

Online entry for all sections:

  • Opens Saturday 18 March 2023
  • Closes Saturday 22 April 2023

Drop-off points for prints:

Keith Richardson20 Corner Lane, Leigh, WN7 5PX07717 757523 01942730383
Wendy Monaghan66 Mills Hill Road, Middleton Manchester M24 2EE07595 941858
Lynda Haney7 Overton Drive, Frodsham WA6 6BD07956 006783
Rob HockneyThe Square House, 19 Stoneheads, Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 7BB07884 474510
James HardyMalvern House, Copthurst Lane, Whittle le Woods PR6 8LR01257 278424 07581 255201
Henry Mullarkey22 Greetby Hill, Ormskirk L39 2DS01695 570378
John Nightingale28 Coniston Road, Gatley, Cheshire SK8 4AP07791 902951