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.