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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 2019 competition is now open for entries. Dates for the 2019 competition are:

Entries for the 2019 competition can be submitted online or by post.

Full details for the 2019 competition are contained on this page and via the navigation sub-menu above.

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.