Eh? Do what? Ok, it seems the camera is quite popular along side the gun, so I thought we'd chuck in a little competitive aspect to it. Now before we all say "ah, but we can't compete with the top end gear", the catagories have been chosen, along with the judges, to concentrate on the content rather than the quality, the subject captured is the important factor. The judges are as follows (so you know who to bribe); Tim Finley (of general FT/HFT infamy) Ian Harford (of Midland Game Fairs) Pete Sparks (of UKAHFT/WHFTA) The overall criteria is that the shot must be target shooting related, so from tin can to tin chicken, plinker to paper... if it contains a shooter or something shooting related then it's fine. The catagories are as follows; Aesthetic; Beauty or appreciation of beauty, or to pure sensation. So think Oooh, Wow, Ahhh etc and if your image conveys a strong emotion that makes you utter something like that, then your on your way... be it a dynamic punchy image, be it a sedate pretty landscape etc etc. Yeh Baby or Ooh that's sweet. Spirit; Capturing the spirit or story of the moment or the day. Something that gets the point across without words. Be it smiling faces of a group of shooters, be it the burning eyes of concentration etc. Comedy; The blooper shot catagory. The outakes, the moments captured that can never be repeated because the subject won't let you within 100 feet of them again. Even more dispensation is given here for the quality of the image... if it's blurry, out of focus or whatever, but it's what's been caught that's important. The Rules; The images must not contain any unsafe practice (and this is down to the judges discrection). This includes shots looking down the muzzle. Flash photography on the line must not be used. Photographers should always endeavour to not disturb or distract shooters, as a) it's a safety issue b) some people don't like it. We don't want there to be a backlash of people not wanting people taking shots. It's not a paparazzi bun fight on the line With minors, check first that the parents and child are happy for their image to be taken and used. Entries must be posted or linked to in this thread and must be there at the submission date. You are limited to 5 submissions per catagory. You may not change the images submitted before the submission date. You must state the catagory above each image. They can be retrospective during 2009 (we have ways of checking dates ). In other words, you can use an image you shot before the comp was announced, as long as it was shot in 2009. The comp is not open to the judges or the administrator (ie me ) The closing date for submissions will be the 1st November. The prizes; There will be only one winner for each catagory. Each will receive an exclusive shooting-the-breeze hoody. As usual, any problems or queries, post below or PM me.