NCPS runs 6 internal competitions throughout its season from September to May. Each member is entitled to enter 4 images and the club invites judges to come along and judge on the night.Marks are given out of a total of 20.

In normal years, three of the competitions are for digital images (PDI) and three are for print images, subject to various rules.

Running totals are kept of marks given at each competition and at the end of the year the leading photographers in PDIs, Prints and overall are announced.