I belonged to a club for 12 years and find selecting my entries for competitions an interesting reality check.If it is wished to enter a competition,get a picture framer to cut some window mats to fit the prints,stick a bit of card on the back and write your name and the title on the back.For slides we mark a round spot on the bottom left hand corner as the slide is viewed, and write name and title on the mount.
At least, if a competition is entered,the judges comments will be interesting if not agreeable.
IMO going along with nothing and expecting a lot of people will want to dicuss photograpy is a bit optimistic to start with.