Club Competition Rules (as of May 2009)

N.B. THESE RULES SUPERSEDE ALL PREVIOUS ISSUES OF COMPETITION RULE,

 

GENERAL:

A picture may be entered into Club Competitions in ONLY ONE of the following forms: colour or monochrome print, small print, slide or digital image.
PROJECTED IMAGE COMPETITIONS (General)

These include slides and digital images.

When entering slides the name of the Author or Club MUST NOT appear on any slide. Each member will be issued with a code for identification purposes. All slides entered into competitions must be Spotted, Coded, and Titled (or carry the words "No Title")

 

DIGITAL IMAGE FILE REQUIREMENTS (07 September 2015)

Image files should be:-

1. JPEG format, maximum quality.
2. sRGB colour space. Images not in the required colour space may not have your intended appearance.
3. Landscape format images must be a maximum 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high.
4. Portrait format images must be a maximum 1200 pixels high.(Ensuring that the aspect ratio is maintained when resizing should ensure that your images conform to these standards).
5. Smaller images will be projected with a black background.


IMAGE SUBMISSION (07 September 2015)

PDI Image Entries for Club Competitions.
The Image/s must be supplied in the following ways:
 

IMAGE FILE NAMING

The image file name must be in the following format:-
(Example) A COLD WET DAY.jpg.
The TITLE of the image is in CAPITAL letters


Either Via e-mail

1, On separate e-mails for each competition being entered, with the email subject being Competition date, Title and Subject.
Use the Websites contact form for so that we can send you the correct e-mail address

Or    

2, A zipped folder similar to this sample & structure.
"John Smith.zip">OPEN>John Smith>images

 
Structure.jpg
 

 

Or

Via Dropbox.Share a folder with the Digital Secretary, (Please ask Nick or Veryan or use the contact for on the site)
The folder structure should be as above

Use the Websites contact form for so that we can send you the correct e-mail address

Or

Use Dropbox Share a folder with the Digital Secretary. Use the Websites contact form for so that we can send you the correct e-mail address

Or

Use The Clubs Dropbox- a shared folder called CLUB NIGHTS by entering your image into its folders but taking great care not
to delete other members folders

Or

 

USB Stick on the “Hand In Night” The folder structure should be as stated in Number 2




There will be two groups: GROUP "A" & GROUP "B"

A list indicating which group you will be in, will be compiled by the Slide Secretary each year, approved by the Committee and displayed on the notice board at the AGM ready for the beginning of the new season.

 

THE METHOD OF SELECTION FOR THE GROUPS IS AS FOLLOWS:

The four Club Competitions will be used to determine into which group members will be placed.

At the end of each season members who win an individual projected image competition or who are runners-up, are automatically placed in "A" Group, as is the winner of the Club's Cinque Ports Trophy.

All new members will be placed in Group "B" for the first year, unless the committee decides that there is an over-riding reason to be included in Group "A".

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COLOUR MANAGEMENT

Every effort will be made to ensure that projected images are of the highest quality and match the image on your home computer. To help ensure that your equipment is correctly calibrated, a greyscale target image is available for download from the KCPA website. In the b/w stepped gradient, you should be able to see all 20 graduated steps and all should be neutral grey. If this is not the case, it is recommended that you profile your· machine with, for example, Adobe Gamma (which comes with Photoshop), or, for better results, with a dedicated hardware device. The club has purchased profiling software that can be used by members to profile their screens and printers. Members wishing to use this should contact the Digital Secretary.

CLUB PROJECTED IMAGE COMPETITIONS:

Are open to members of both group "A" & "B"

Subjects and number of images you may enter will be set by the Committee and shown in your programme, together with a hand-in date.

NO IMAGE MAYBE MORE THAN TWO YEARS OLD.

NO IMAGE MAY BE ENTERED INTO MORE THAN ONE INTERNAL COMPETITION.
(They may however, be entered again into competitions with other clubs, or as your choice for the Projected Image of the Year Competition at the end of the season.)

Judges will be required to select an outright winner in each competition. Trophies will be held for one year.

CINQUE PORTS TROPHY COMPETITIONS:

These are open to Group "B" members only. Rules as for club projected image competitions (above).

PROJECTED IMAGE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION:

Open to members of both groups "A" & "B".

Each member may enter up to two images of their choice from those they have entered into the current season's internal competitions or that have been used in external competitions.

Digital images entered in this competition may NOT be re-worked (i.e. after taking on board any comments or suggestions made in the previous competition judging/assessment).

A trophy will be awarded to the winner and will be held for one year.

KNOCK OUT COMPETITION (at the AGM):

Only two images may be entered by each member. No image should be more than eighteen months old and must NOT have been entered into any other competition. Election of the best image will be made by the members from a show of hands. A trophy will be awarded to the winner, to be held for one year.

THE MATHER PARLETT TROPHY.
(Open to members of both groups "A" & "B")

This award is given to the member with the greatest number of points gained in the four club projected image competitions, using the author's image with the highest score only from each competition. In the event of a tie, the aggregate from all of the tying authors' images will be used to determine the winner. The trophy will be awarded to the winner and will be held for one year.

THE CINQUE PORTS TROPHY.
(Group "B" members only)

The trophy will be awarded to the member with the greatest number of points gained, using the author's top scoring image only from both competitions. In the event of a tie, all images of the tying authors will be taken into account. Both competitions must have been entered to qualify. The trophy will be held for one year.

GEORGE DELEMARE TROPHY

This competition is open to all members from Groups "A" & "B".

SUBJECT: anything at all to do with the countryside: e.g. natural history, seascape, landscape, agriculture, rural crafts etc. (but - no towns, table top or studio set ups)

Authors may enter up to two images. All work must have been taken in the British Isles.

Each image must be titled. The judge will be required to select an outright winner.

The trophy will be held for one year.

PRINT COMPETITIONS (General)

The division of members into groups will not apply in print competitions.

The name of the author or club must NOT appear anywhere on the prints.

Each author will be issued with a code for identification purposes.

THE AUTHOR'S CODE AND A TITLE (or 'no title') must be shown on the back of all prints entered for competitions together with the following code letters indicating the method of printing:
TP - for trade printing OP - for own printing

NO PRINT MAYBE MORE THAN TWO YEARS OLD.

ON THE PRINT COMPETITION EVENINGS MEMBERS MAY ENTER ALL THREE COMPETITIONS (i.e. the colour, monochrome and small print).

No individual print may be entered into more than one internal competition, but may however, be entered again into competitions with other clubs, or as one of your choices for the Print of the Year Competition at the end of the season. Judges will be required to select an outright winner in each competition. Trophies will be held for one year.

PRINT SIZES

With the exception of the SMALL PRINTS competition, there is no maximum print size BUT prints must fit within the MAXIMUM MOUNT SIZE of 50cm by 40cm (This is a PAGB requirement and whilst for club competitions your mount may be smaller than this maximum, any work selected to represent the club in County competitions will need to be presented on a mount that is exactly 50cm by 40cm.)

COLOUR PRINT COMPETITIONS for the GOSTROW TROPHY

These are open to all members. Own printing is preferred, either digital or darkroom, but trade processing is permitted. If produced digitally the degree of manipulation of the image shall be at the member's discretion, but all component parts of the resultant image must be the photographic work of the member. The insertion of any other artwork (e.g. from software programs or image libraries) is not permitted. Subjects and the number of prints you may enter will be set by the committee and shown in your programme, together with a hand-in date.

THE GOSTROW TROPHY will be awarded to the member with the greatest number of points gained, taking their top scoring print from each of the two COLOUR PRINT COMPETITIONS. Both colour print competitions must have been entered to qualify. In the event of a tie, the scores for all prints of the tying authors will be taken into account.

MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITIONS for the ROY STUBBS TROPHY

These are open to all members. For these competitions prints must have been printed by the author, either digitally or darkroom processed, and if the latter, the film development must also be the work of the author. As image manipulation can be carried out in the darkroom, digital manipulation is permitted and the degree of manipulation shall be at the member's discretion, but all component parts of the resultant image must be the photographic work of the member. The insertion of any other artwork (e.g. from software programs or image libraries) is not permitted. Subjects and the number of prints you may enter will be set by the committee and shown in your programme, together with a hand-in date.

THE ROY STUBBS TROPHY will be awarded to the member with the greatest number of points gained, taking their top scoring print from each of the two MONOCHROME PRINT COMPETITIONS. Both monochrome print competitions must have been entered to qualify. In the event of a tie, the scores for all prints of the tying authors will be taken into account.

SMALL PRINT COMPETITIONS for the SMALL PRINTS TROPHY

These competitions will be held on the same night as the colour and monochrome print competitions and are open to all members. Competition rules are as for the colour print competitions with the following exceptions:

a. Small print entries may be either colour or monochrome

b. Max. print size: A4 Max. mount size: 50 by 40 centimetres

c. Subjects and the number of prints you may enter will be set by the committee and shown in your programme, together with a hand-in date.

THE SMALL PRINTS TROPHY will be awarded to the member with the greatest number of points gained, taking their top scoring print from each of the two SMALL PRINT COMPETITIONS. Both small print competitions must have been entered to qualify. In the event of a tie, the scores for all prints from the tying authors will be taken into account.

DIGITAL ART COMPETITION

This competition is open to all members. The subject of the competition is "OPEN". The degree of digital manipulation shall be at the member's discretion BUT all component parts of the resultant image must be derived from images photographed by the member. The insertion of any other artwork (for example from software programs or libraries) is not permitted.

DERECK HESTER TROPHY COMPETITION

This competition is open to all members. The subject for the competition is "OPEN".
Members may enter two prints that may be either monochrome or colour and may be digitally or darkroom produced.
PRODUCTION OF THE PRINTS MUST BE THE AUTHOR'S OWN WORK, NO TRADE PROCESSING IS PERMITTED.

THE PRINT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.

Each member may enter up to two images of their choice from those they have entered into the current season's internal competitions (including Members Challenge prints) or that have been used in external competitions. Images entered in this competition may NOT be re-worked and re-printed (i.e. after taking on board any comments or suggestions made in the previous competition judging/assessment).
A trophy will be awarded to the winner and will be held for one year.

PETER CHILLINGWORTH TROPHY COMPETITION

This competition is for projected digital images only and is open to all members. It will be held on the same evening as the Print and Projected Image of the Year. The subject for the competition is "OPEN". Members may enter up to two images. The same rules concerning digital manipulation apply as in the other competitions involving digital images. The judge will be required to select an outright winner. The trophy will be held for one year.

MEMBERS CHALLENGE COMPETITION

The format of this competition varies from season to season and may be for prints in one year and projected image in another. The whole idea is to challenge members to produce images, sometimes as a panel, and perhaps of subjects that they would not normally tackle. To this end a variety of subject areas may be set from which a set of images, sometimes on a theme, are to be produced. When the competition involves a set of prints these may be individually mounted (same limitations as to mount size for other print competitions apply) or occasionally a panel of smaller prints all mounted on a single piece of board may be specified. Each year details of the format, themes, subject areas and whether the images are to be prints or projected images will be specified in the programme.
The winner will receive the Members Challenge Trophy, to be held for one year.

N.B. IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE IN ANY COMPETITION, THE CHAIRMAN'S DECISION WILL BE DEEMED TO BE FINAL.