Hexham Photographic Society offers members the opportunity of taking part in competitions both within the club and by representing the club regionally as well as nationally. Taking part in competitions is one way members can receive and learn from constructive feedback on prints or digital images whilst hopefully gaining some recognition of their work.


The society’s competitions are organised and coordinated by two Competitions Secretary’s:-


Internal Competitions Secretary - Val Johnston

As internal competitions secretary I am responsible for the society run competitions. Val joined Hexham Photo Society when I moved into the area in 2017. I am very keen on Audio Visual work and produce programmes to show to groups.


Val is also supported by Mike Ward who runs the internal PDI competition that is judged by members.




External Competitions Secretary – Gerry Adcock

Having recently taken on the role of external Competitions Secretary, I hope to see the club become increasingly involved in external competitions, such as the southern area inter club competitions and those organised by the NCPF. I have been a member of Hexham Photographic Society for the last 3 years, but have experience within other clubs, I also Judge and Lecture on behalf of NCPF clubs. I presently serve on the executive of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF) holding the post of web-master.


My personal areas of photographic interests comprise mainly of studio/portraiture, travel/street and landscape.