Five internal competitions are held throughout the season. Competition entries are welcomed from all club members in two sections:
Prints, and/or Digitally Projected Images (DPIs)
Generally, three of the competitions are 'open' (i.e. the author's own choice of subjects) and two are themed.
Members are encouraged to enter up to 3 Prints and up to 3 DPIs in each competition. These images may be colour, monochrome or a combination of the two. Entries must be the member’s own work, and can originate from a film or digital camera, or be prepared from scanned transparencies, negatives, photographic prints or as photograms. Note: Only fully-owned images may be submitted to the Club for competitions.
Entries for Open competitions should have been taken recently, or if older, should be substantially re-worked. Pictures for the themed competitions should have been taken since the last AGM, when the relevant subject was agreed.
N.B. in this first year back following covid, some latitude can be allowed in respect of entries, however, in the interests of moving your photogrpahy forward you are encouraged to submit work that is as recent as feasible.
SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO Ron Parnell - (pending appointment of new Competition Secretary)
Each competition section is independently judged and awards (points) made for First (6pts), Second (5) and Third places (4). In addition judges have the discretion to nominate 'highly commended' (3) and 'commended' (2) images. All entries receive 1 point. At the end of the season the following Awards are made:
Overall winner in the print section;
Overall winner in the DPI section;
The Photographer of the Year, being the member gaining most points in total, i.e. from both the Prints and DPIs sections;
A Merit Award may be made to a member gaining most overall points but having NOT been placed in a competition.
Competition Rules 2021
Roll of Honour
Preparing your Entries
SIZE YOUR DPI IMAGES FOR PROJECTION
maximum pixels are 1280 wide x 800 high
Guide to Preping DPi's
We suggest printing at either A4 (or similar - 10"x8" or 12"x8") or A3
The common 'competition standard' maximum mount size is 500mm x 400mm.