CompetitionRules

CompetitionRules

These rules have been agreed and will be applied to all INTERNAL club competitions.
When engaging in competitions with other clubs then the rules may be slightly different.
Competition Rules
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We have monthly competitions from February – May and September - November, either a print or a digital image. The annual Picture of the Year is a print competition only and takes place December/January.

Only fully paid up members can enter club competitions.
Each Member may enter three images in each section, Colour and Monochrome.
Any images that may bring the club into disrepute, will be rejected in accordance with the laws of the land

[b]Prints

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1. All prints should be mounted to standard size 40cm x 50cm mounting board, no more than 5mm thick. Prints should be labelled on the back giving competition title (eg Open), date (eg month & year), title, and membership number. (There must not be any Velcro, Clips or Rings on the reverse)

2. A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image is defined as a Monochrome Print.
A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of partial
toning or by the addition of one or more colours to any part of the image is a
Colour Print.

3. An image may be entered in another competition if changed from colour to monochrome or vice versa. Also, images may be entered in one further competition if not placed (i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HC, or C), and the club labels for both competitions shown clearly on the reverse if a print.
Projected Images

[b]Digital

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1. Digitally Projected Images should be 1400 pixels by1050 pixels. Images must therefore have a landscape dimension no more than 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high. Portrait images should be no larger than 768 pixels high. All images must be saved as jpeg files using sRGB colour space and must be numbered and have a short title. Images should be labelled:-

01 Short Title, 02 Short Title and 03 Short Title
Images must be resized by the owner, images not the correct size will be rejected.
Images should be submitted in two separate emails to jill.toman@tiscali.co.uk, one submitting monochrome and one submitting colour.

Entries for External Digital Competitions

Images must have dimensions set by the competition. These may be different from NRPS requirements. Smaller images than the specification are acceptable but will be projected smaller on the screen. All images must be saved as jpeg files using sRGB colour space. Images must have a title and photographers name.

[b]Marking

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Judges will be asked to award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Highly Commended, and Commended.

There may be more than one image placed in any position. Marks will be recorded by the Competition Secretary as follows and marks for all entries will
accumulated towards the year end trophies according to section:-

1st 7 points
2nd 6 points
3rd 5 points
Highly Commended 4 points
Commended 3 points
Plus 1 point per entry if not placed

[b]Picture Of The Year Competition (Print Only)

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This competition is separate from the monthly competitions and is in four sections. Each member may enter one picture in each section. These may be Colour or Monochrome. Prints will be then sent to a judge who will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each section. The winner from each section will receive a trophy. The judge will select an overall winner from the four pictures awarded first place. This picture will then become “The Picture of the Year” and the photographer will receive a cup. Pictures may have been previously entered in a competition during the current year, if placed or not, and may be entered in a subsequent competition provided it has not already been placed in a monthly competition.

The Categories are :-
1.Portrait/People
2. Sport/Action
3. Landscape/Seascape/Cityscape
4. Any other Subject not included above
Handing in date is the first meeting in January.

REMEMBER IT IS A PRIME RULE OF THIS COMPETITION THAT ALL PICTURES MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN SINCE 1ST DECEMBER OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND 30TH NOVEMBER OF THE SAME YEAR. (Not first printed since that date)

Millenium Cup
The Millennium Cup is awarded to the print that receives the most votes in The People’s Choice in the club’s annual exhibition.