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The Syllabus contains information on the activity for each meeting i.e. a competition, a practical evening, a talk, member's evenings etc. Also, the hand-in nights for entries into competitions are noted. Occasionally an event may have to be changed at short notice but we try to give as much notice as possible if this happens.

Further information, for example meeting nights where members are required to bring in specific photographic equipment for practical sessions, is shown in the Syllabus and calendar entries within the members only Newsgroup. A downloadable version of the Syllabus can also be accessed on this page, it covers a period of 6 months. It is a foldable design on an A4 sheet to provide a handy pocket sized Syllabus. The downloadable file for the following 6 months will be made available before the current version "expires"



SYLLABUS July - December 2018


4th       Outdoor Challenge in Rochdale  'Stars and Stripes' Bring camera

9th       (Monday)  Away Battle with Swinton PS

11th     Members AV night.  Bring your AV's on the night

18th     Maurice Wilson talk.  Can't Stop Cheating

25th     Home Battle with Prestwich PS.  Judge George Steel  Hand-in night for Quarter 3


1st       Visit to Mel and Steve's Farm.  Take camera

8th       Quarter 3 competition.  Judge Harry Emmett

15th     Home Battle with Padiham PS. Judge George Steel

22nd    Home Battle with Oldham CC.  Judge Keith Barber

29th     Practical Night.  Theme: 'Small Animals'  Bring camera


5th       Digital KO competition.  Judge Nick Hilton

12th     Practical Night.  John Steel and Mark Chadwick.  Bring camera. Hand in night for Memorial Competition

19th     An evening with Ed Whitaker

26th     The Memorial Competition.  Theme 'Scapes'


3rd        AGM and Buffet.  Annual subs now due.

10th      Practical night.  Theme: Halloween.  Hand in night for Quarter 4

17th       Centenary Cup.  Theme:  Occupations.  Judge Nick Berentzen

18th      (Thursday)  Oldham CC Mono Competition

24th      Quarter 4 competition. Judge Sheila Giles

25th      (Thursday) Away Battle with Oldham CC

31st      Members AV night.  Bring your AV's on the night


7th       L & CPU Folio night

14th    An evening with Andrew Hardwick

21st     An evening with Brian White

28th     Postal Photographic Club Exhibition


5th       Club Auction 

12th      President's Competition and Buffet.  Theme:  Christmas

19th and 26th - closed.  No meetings


SYLLABUS January - June 2019 (Foldable Syllabus to print now added)


2nd    Closed - No Meeting


16th    An Audio Visual Evening with members Brennan and Ian

23rd    1st Quarterly competition - Judge Harry Emmett

30th     Critique Night.  Bring along your images for constructive comments on how to make any improvements, either on card or memory stick, or laptop.


6th      Members Audio Visual night - bring work in on card or memory stick , on the night. 

13th   Practical Night - Panoramas

20th   L&CPU Folio (Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union)

27th   MIPS (Mersea Island Photographic Society) Competition.  Judge Nick Berentzen


6th    HAND IN NIGHT (including completion of Entry Forms) for the Prints and Digital entries into the Annual Exhibition Competition followed by Critique Night.

13th  An Evening with member Ed Whitaker

20th  The Bebbington Salon presented by Bob Dennis

27th   Annual Prints Competition - Judge Christine Widdall


3rd   Annual PDI (Digital) Compettion - Judge Colin Douglas

10th   An Evening with member Bob Srinivas.       HAND IN NIGHT FOR QUARTER 2 COMPETITION

17th   The Annual Dinner at the Green Door Restaurant, Dearnley, Rochdale

24th   2nd Quarterly Competition - Judge Sheila Giles 


1st   Critique Night.  Bring along your images for constructive comments on how to make any improvements, either on card or memory stick, or laptop.

8th   Practical Night - details to be announced

14th Away Battle with Preswich CC

15th   Creative Digital Competition (rules currently being updated December 2018)  - Judge Ian Greenhalgh

22nd   Practical Night with Graham Curry

29th  Meeting Room not available therefore other arrangements to be made and announced later


5th   Kenya - A Photographic Safari by Keith Barber

12th  Home Battle with Rochdale & District Camera Club

19th  Mini Print Competition (rules currently being updated December 2018)

26th  President's Night