Bledisloe Cup Rules & Entry Form

The Bledisloe Cup Interclub Competition is for a set of 4  prints which have been exposed in NZ conducted by the Photographic Society of New Zealand.

Opening date for entries is: 1 August 2023
Closing date for receipt of entries is: 30 August 2023
Judging will take place 5 September 2023


Annette Johnston, FPSNZ

Entry Fee: $45

Please pay by Direct Debit to:  02-0214-000063170-005

Use your club name for Particulars, Interclub for Reference and Bledisloe for Code (leave blank if entering more than one)

Please include a return courier ticket for your prints.

For enquiries contact:

Please send prints and a viewing layout to: Ian Purden, 3/46 Sharp Road, Aongetete, Katikati 3178

Photographic Society of NZ. (Inc)
Rules for the Bledisloe Cup Inter-Club Print Competition.
(Note that these are only a précis of the rules for your immediate information.
Refer to the PSNZ rules for more detailed information.)



The competition shall be open to all photographic clubs and societies, which are members of the Photographic Society of NZ.


(i) An entry in this competition shall be made by a Club or Society only, and shall consist of four (4) prints.

(ii) Each print must be made by a different Club or Society member.

(iii) Prints entered in the competition in any previous year are ineligible.

(iv) Copies of prints entered in any current exhibition are eligible.

(v) Prints must be entered using the online form below.

(vi) All print images must be titled.

(vii) Digital images must be no larger than maximum 3840 wide and 2160 high and saved in sRGB colour space.


Where a person is a financial member of more than one club he or she may exhibit prints in more than one club entry, provided such prints are not of identical subject matter.


(i) Entries shall be exposed by the entrant and may be trade processed. Any manipulation of the images should be done by the author or at the specific direction of the author. Composite images must contain only original work by that author.

(ii) In accordance with the terms of the gift made by Lord Bledisloe, all original images used in the sets must have been exposed in New Zealand.


(i) Prints may be any size provided they are mounted on a base having a maximum of 51cm x 41cm. Prints must not be under glass or framed.

(ii) Prints may be monochrome or colour process or toned or any combination thereof.


(i) Prints may have a title on the face of the print or mount.

(ii) On the reverse side of each print the entrant Club shall inscribe its name, author, title, number according to the entry form, the word ‘Bledisloe’ and any other information which the entry form may specify.

(iii) The name of  the exhibitor or club or author shall not be visible on the face of the print or mount.

(iv) Each competing club shall supply with its selection of prints a suggested viewing layout.


(i) The judges shall award first place to the club whose entry they consider to be the best collective set of prints.

(ii) In arriving at their decision the judges shall take into account relevance of subject matter, presentation and general attractiveness of the entry


Although the Organising Club shall be bound to use all reasonable care to protect the prints, neither it nor the Society shall be responsible for any damage to or loss of any of the prints.


The Society shall be entitled, without payment of any fee to the competing club or the exhibitor, to copy any print:

(i) For reproduction in the exhibition catalogue of the National Convention.

(ii) For reproduction in newspapers or magazines or elsewhere as publicity material for the National Convention.


Any disputes of rules, or organisation may be referred to council and their decision will be final and binding.

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