The POTY is a monthly photography competition among members on a monthly theme. At the end of the year the person with the highest score is the Photographer of the Year. In 2020-2021 this was Lex Scheers. ‘Fairground Wheel’ by John Stratton was elected as Photograph of the Year from all the number 1 entries you can see in the gallery on this page. On the Archive page you will find links to the POTY pages of other years as well as a link to the competition rules.
The themes for 2020-2021
Each theme has its own page, which contains tutorials and examples to inspire you. The results of the POTY (including the 5 best pictures) have been added to these pages during the year and have been published in a book.
September 2020 ‘Motion blur’ was won by Lex Scheers with ‘2nd curtain flash’
October 2020 ‘Public staircases’ was won by Theo Mahieu with ‘A Free Stage’
November 2020 ‘Autumn leaves‘ was won by Erik Körner with ‘Autum Leaves #2’
December 2020 ‘A book title as a subject‘ was won by Naz Aybey with ‘The Doll’
January 2021 ‘HDR photography’ was won by John Stratton with ‘Silent Night’
February 2021 ‘Frozen’ was won by Susanne Engelhardt with ‘Frozen Toes of the Willow’
March 2021 ‘Long Exposures’ was won by John Stratton with ‘Fairground Wheel’
April 2021 ‘Reflections‘ was won by Erik Körner with ‘Frosty Lake Reflections’
May 2021 ‘Smoke’ was won by Roberto Francini with ‘A Woman Into The Smoke’