The New Season will Start on 6th September 2018
New Competition Rules:
Competition entry forms must be completed for both Print and Projected Images and handed to the Competition Secretary the week before the competition date together with any Prints and Projected Image files.
There can be no exceptions.
THE SPIRIT OF THE MONTHLY COMPETITION IS TO ENCOURAGE
MEMBERS TO PRODUCE NEW WORK
COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION RULES
1. GENERAL RULES
No one is allowed to enter a competition until all their subscriptions have been paid.
Judging will be by external judges wherever possible.
All entries must be given to the Competition Secretary the Thursday before each competition together with a completed entry form
The entries must have the following information on them:-
Title_Open or Theme Competition_Membership Number
Prints should preferably be displayed on 500mm x 400mm mounts; if window mounted it is advisable to attach a supporting mount behind the print for its for protection.
Projected images from digital files should be presented on a memory stick or smart card. Projected images to be submitted in JPEG format and should be a maximum of 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high for landscape format, portrait format should not exceed 1050 pixels high.
A print or projected image can be used only once in a Monthly Competition.
An image from a projected imagel file cannot be entered as both a print and a projected image in the same competition.
The Club reserves the right to display all competition entries for the website and advertising.
A print or projected image cannot be used more than once in a monthly competition. Prints or projected images used in monthly competitions can be used in other competitions and the Annual Exhibition.
Replica's are awarded to the Annual Exhibition overall winners print and projected image, the highest total scores in Monthly print and projected image Competitions, and the following competitions - Medley Print colour and mono, Medley projected image colour and mono, Print Panel colour and mono and the two Novice Competitions.
2. Medley Print Photographer of the Year and Medley Projected Photographer of the year.
Two separate competitions, one colour one monochrome (no mixed panels). Four prints or four projected images for each competition. The Medley should display a range of subject matter showing a variety of technical ability, artistic and good presentation skills. Entries to be judged as a group.
3. Panel Competitions
Two trophies - one for Colour Prints, one for Monochrome prints. A panel of four prints on a theme of the member’s choice. No mixed panels allowed. Entries to be judged as a group.
4. Best Novice Print Competition and Projected Image Competition
Members can enter up to four images in each competition and can be either colour or monochrome (mixed). Each award is for a single image.
This competition is open to any member who has not won a competition in The Club. Each category is treated as a separate competition.
A beginner or novice is classed as a member who has not won any of the Club Competitions at the beginning of the Season.
5. Monthly Competitions
Each Monthly Competition consists of an Open image and a Themed image.
Maximum monthly competition entry is four images one themed print, one open print, one themed projected image and one open projected image.
The judge will be asked for a winner, second and third, if there is twenty or more entries the judge can allocate more than one second or third.
The Competition Secretary shall allocate the votes on these ratio: first 20 points, second 19 points and third 18 points. The rest of the competition entries shall have a score of 16.
Though not compulsory the first three winning position members will be invited to speak on their images; the images will be displayed for all members to view closely during the interval
Diplomas are issued for the first three winning images and will be presented by the President at the next Club evening.
A trophy is awarded for the highest total points in monthly competitions; only four competitions are counted, the lowest score being discarded.
6. Annual Exhibition
At the end of the season the Annual Exhibition will be judged by an outside judge with members able to submit six prints and six projected images. Prints must also be sent as projected images to enable their use at the Presentation Evening.
A replica is issued for the overall winner of the Print and Projected Image; diplomas are issued for Highly Commended and Commended.
Print Photographer of the Year (Best Total score for prints over the year)
Projected Image Photographer of the Year (Best Total score for projected images over the year)
Medley Print Photographer of the Year Colour
Medley Print Photographer of the Year Monochrome
Medley Projected Image Photographer of the Year
Panel Competition Colour Prints
Panel Competition Monochrome Prints
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