The Photographer of the Year competition (POTY) was introduced in the 2005/2006 club year by a previous chairman, Neal McClimon. It proved to be a huge success and has since become a regular feature of the IMAGES International Photography Club.
Each month, members make and print photographs to fit the POTY theme. At the club meeting, these photos are reviewed and voted on by the club members. The top five entries receive points, accumulating throughout the year, ultimately leading to the Photographer of the Year.
IMAGES has been in existence in The Hague since 1984, and has a growing and committed membership, despite the constant change in the expatriate community in the area. Members come from many different countries and span many ages, levels and interests. The club is a friendly, enthusiastic group of photographers who motivate and learn from each other by exchanging ideas, developing new skills and critiquing each other's photographs. IMAGES aims to cater for beginners as well as for experienced photographers - through help, advice, exchange of information and new challenges. Monthly meetings are held in English in The Hague, as well as extra evenings for beginners or for the critique of photos, field trips, visits to exhibitions, practical sessions/workshops, and social evenings.