Website Competition Winners June 2021

Koot Marais Bloemfontein Kameraklub melting

Koot Marais from Bloemfontein Kameraklub is our June winner!

Koot, congratulations on your winning image – Melting

Koot says:

I enjoy the full spectrum of photography from Wildlife Photography to Altered Reality, but I am especially fond of Altered Reality as it gives you the freedom to do almost anything, as long as you can imagine it.

I prefer Surrealistic Images which are obviously not depicting the truth, although I still believe that the images should be technically sound.

In some instances the story behind the image would be obvious, but in many instances, such as this one, I like to leave it open to the viewer’s interpretation.

I used the face of someone that I took at a wedding, the patterns of a dried up dam and a Kgalagadi landscape to create this image. A particular challenge was to create the molten parts disappearing into the cracks.


Our 1st runner-up is Charles Naude from Hermanus Photographic Society with “Vis vir Brekfis”

Charles Naude   Hermanus Photographic Society   Vis vir Brekfis 


Our 2nd runner-up is Tania Cholwich from AFO Photography Club with ” Wings to fly”

Tania CHOLWICH   AFO Photography Club   Wings To Fly


Thank you to the judges:  

Frank Reuvers – Cape Town Photographic Society
Shirley Swingler – Amber Camera Club
Martin Kellerman – George Camera Club


Click here for the June 2021 scoresheet for Website participants


(The images below are thumbnails only and you can click on them to enlarge them.  Before you click an image, hover the mouse over the picture to see the title and the author at the bottom of your screen.  For Mac Users, this might only work if your browser is Firefox.)


(these images are also available on Dropbox to download and show at your club evenings  – just forward the webmaster your email address and ask to be added to the shared folder)




Members of PSSA only are invited to personally enter any one image per month into this competition, and submit it via Photovault at  If you are not a member of PSSA, you can unfortunately not enter this competition.

If your image has won the Senior or Junior club competition at your club during the month, it will be entered in either of those two competitions for the month.  PLEASE do not enter it into the Web site competition as well for obvious reasons.  Remember, it is the same judges that judge all three competitions for a particular month and having the same image in two competitions, Senior or Junior and the Web site competition will disadvantage the image. If your image does not win in the Senior or Junior Club Competition and you would like to enter it into the Web site competition, you can do so as long as it is a month or so later.

The winning image will be displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month. 

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault can be downloaded here  doc

Frequently we do require high resolutions of these images as PSSA use them for Print Exhibitions to promote PSSA as well as showcasing the work being done around the country.

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Website Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.