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"5 to 8" Photo Harmony Competition

The Bridgend "5 to 8" competition is an annual photo harmony competition organised by Bridgend and District Camera Club and open to entries from across the globe. The 2018 competition is closed and has been judged. Full details and dates for the 2019 competition will be announced later in the year. (The provisional closing date for entries for the 2019 competition is Monday 18th February 2019 - this will be confirmed when all the dates are announced later in 2018).

A list of results for previous years and downloads for winning entries can be found here.

For more information or any queries on the 5 to 8 Competiton please contact the club using:

Photo Harmony

Photo Harmony is intended to demonstrate skill in the production and visual progression of still images linked to sound. No words or story with a specific beginning, middle and ending are required. The emphasis is on matching the images with appropriate transitions and harmonising them with the sound. Video clips are not allowed in the sequence.


The purpose is to display a set of images which harmonise with each other and with the sound used. The sequence should be constructed so that images progress harmoniously in terms of colour or tone and graphic design. The aim is not to display images which may be excellent when considered individually but which fail to harmonise with each other and with the sound chosen. It is recommended that the sound and the images start and finish together and that the original ending of the music is preserved rather than an arbitrary fade-out.

As with all techniques, digital manipulation can easily be overdone and result in an effect counter-productive to the one intended. Such modifications should be carefully matched to the overall concept being communicated by the images.