All images or elements thereof must be the entrant’s own work.
There are four categories:-
Print (comprising) Colour & Mono.
Digital Projected Images (DPI).
An image may only be entered into one heat of any competition in any one season.
An alternative rendering of an image already submitted may be resubmitted providing it is sufficiently different as to be deemed a separate image
e.g. colour converted to mono.
Small Prints may also be entered into the Print and Projected Image categories.
All printed images to be mounted.
Prints may be trade processed or printed by the entrant.
Small Print handed in on the night, Print and DPI’s two weeks prior to Judging.
See Handbook or Club Calendar for details (Link)
There are 6 Heats throughout the year.
Members may submit up to 3 Small Print and 3 in each Category of the Colour Print, Mono Print and Projected Images per heat (12 total per Heat).
Competition Secretary will have the discretion to reduce the number of images from each member subject to the stated preference.
In the event of fewer than three members submitting images, that heat or competition shall be either abandoned or postponed.
For Print and DPI, judging to be by suitably qualified members of other societies or by such other methods as shall be determined from time to time.
For the Small Print, entries are voted for internally by each member in attendance.
Each image will be awarded marks out of 20.
Scores are awarded according to placings (not marks awarded).
Only a member’s highest scoring image will be used to calculate scores in each heat.
Marks will be cumulative for each category and annual league results are based on an individual’s highest scoring five heats in each category
Entries may be retained by the society for use in external competitions
Small Print Category
Mono or Colour
Images should be “out of camera” with only minor adjustment to:-
Dust Spot Removal
Print Size 8” x 6” maximum
Image title must appear on the front of the mount, top right hand corner
Competitor’s name and preference must appear on the reverse
Print Colour & Mono Category
Label to appear on the top right hand corner of the reverse of the mount.
Competition entered Colour/Mono
Example 2. WHITE SNOWFLAKE by Anne Other Mono
Print Colour & Mono:-
Mount size – 50cm x 40cm maximum.
Print size – 50cm x 40cm maximum including mount.
Print area – 260 sq. cm minimum with the major linear edge not less than 23cm.
Digital Projected Image Category
Digital Images- All competitions:-
Digital images must be submitted via email to the competition email address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org
File Name Example 2. WHITE SNOWFLAKE by Anne Other
Format to be JPG / JPEG.
Images to be resized to fit within 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high.
Each member may enter a total of up to 6 prints
Small or large (mono or colour) or a mixture of both.
An entry form is required and must be submitted along with entries.
Entries must be listed in order of preference, as in the event of insufficient display space, some images may not be displayed.
An overall ‘Best in Exhibition’ image will be chosen by public vote.
Voters will be allowed to vote once only for up to three photographs showing their order of preference.
Voters will be required to enter a telephone number or email address (linked to a prize draw) to prevent multiple votes.
Colour Print Winner = Breakwell Cup.
Mono Print Winner = C E Wise Cup.
Digital Projected Image Winner = Ward Tankard Trophy.
Small Print Winner = Small Print Trophy.
Runners Up in the above competitions will be awarded certificates.
Best Image of the Year =Chris Marsh Trophy.
As chosen by the members from all heat winners (Colour/Mono/DPI’s) throughout the year.
Four Seasons Winner = Four Seasons Competition.
President’s Shield awarded by the Chairman for special achievement.
Highly Commended Trophy awarded by the committee.
Trophies to be presented at the AGM and shall be held for one year.