Competition Rules

Generally

Only paid up members may enter competitions.

Held six times a year and consisting of 1 Colour and 1 Monochrome photograph per member.

Images entered for all competitions to be less than 2 years old at the competition date

The definition of monochrome is an image displaying a single colour or different shades of a single color. Monochrome photography is photography in which the entire image is recorded and represented by differing amounts of light instead of different hues. Black and white photography is the most prominent example of monochrome photography, as it represents subjects in varying shades of neutral gray, but includes no other colors. In monochrome photography, tones of a single color are used to represent all the different colors within an image.

The same image cannot be used for both categories.

No photograph can be entered into club competitions more than once. 

All entries must be the original work of the entrant

Entry to the competition is conditional on granting the club use of their photos for club and marketing purposes. For further detailed information see the main rules

Printed images

Prints must be mounted and titled on reverse (bottom left hand corner)

Maximum mounted size is 40cm x 50cm (20″ x 16″), the print cutout is sized to suit the print size. We advise a card backing board

A digital image will be submitted prior as for the DPI 

Digital projected images

Projected images should be in JPEG format and set to sRGB colour space

No watermark to be included on the image

Images ideally to be resized to fit within 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is a 16:9 ratio and for an image of a different ratio ensure a landscape format image has a maximum width of 1920 pixels, letting the height drift and a portrait format image has a maximum height of 1080 pixels letting the width drift.

It is suggested that images falling outside of this aspect ratio are placed on a black or suitably coloured background so they are presented in a neat way, this is not mandatory.

For upload reasons, images should be reduced to less than 2 MB in size.

The image file should be titled as detailed on the entry form, but will usually be of the form TITLE – INITIALS – CATEGORY . JPG  (No spaces)

On the last day of entry, images entries emailed after 9 pm may not be considered

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Photograph of the year

All 1st 2nd and 3rd placed photographs in both colour and monochrome competitions, print and DPI, will be eligible for ‘Photograph of the Year’

The print should not be adjusted in the time between the initial competition and the POTY night. We will hold the print until the POTY night.

Winners should ensure that the relevant photographs are returned or made available for the December meeting if they are printed entries. They will all be judged to find the winning Picture of the Year by an independent judge. Emailed competition entries will be automatically will be entered.

Newby competition

A competition event as dictated by the committee for any member that has never been placed in a club competition before the closing date