Competition Rules 2019

  1. General
    1. Members must comply with these rules when entering images into Club competitions.
    2. Those judging images will be invited to take these rules into account when assessing entries.
    3. All fully paid-up or honorary members are eligible to enter club competitions during the relevant Club programme year.
    4. Members are encouraged not to enter images taken prior to the last two Club seasons.
    5. A winning entry may not be entered for any subsequent competition other than under para.3.7 below. All other images may be entered into other competitions whether or not the original file has been further manipulated.
  1. Entering a Competition – FOR MEMBERS ONLY
    1. PDIs (Projected Digital Images).  Register your entries via the Club website (HERE). Upload using the sRGB colour space, as a JPEG (.jpg) file using a JPEG quality of 10 or higher, image type of Baseline “Standard” – not “Progressive”, with a maximum image width of 1920 pixels and maximum image height of 1200 pixels. The maximum file size for each image uploaded is 5Mb. Upload your entry by midnight on the Saturday before the competition.
      CHECKLIST for PDIs

      • JPEG (.jpg) image file
      • Quality 10-12
      • Baseline Standard
      • Width 1920px maximum
      • Height 1200px maximum
      • Maximum file size 5Mb
      • Upload by midnight on the Saturday before the competition
    2. Prints. You will need to bring your mounted prints, and also upload a JPEG image of each print, which will be projected for the audience to view while the judge assesses your print.
      Register your entries via the Club website. For the projected images of your prints (please make sure that these appear identical to the prints themselves – allow for print edges hidden under mounts), upload using exactly the same parameters as given above for PDIs, and upload them by midnight on the Saturday before the competition.
      Make sure that the title you give your JPEG upload image is the same title as you write on the back of your print.
      For the prints themselves, present each print in or on a mount board exactly 50cm x 40cm  – the mount and image can be landscape or portrait format. These are the internationally recognised mount dimensions for competition submissions. Smaller or larger dimensions may not fit our display rails, and could be disqualified.
      Print your name and the title of your image on the back of each print mount board in the top left corner. Nothing must be written anywhere on the front of the mount.
      Bring your prints to the Club by 7:15pm on the evening of the competition to allow them to be sorted, and previewed by the judge, before we start.

      • Upload JPEG (.jpg) file for each print
      • Upload by midnight on the Saturday before the competition
      • PDI version must look exactly the same as the print
      • PDI version must have the same title as the print
      • Mount must measure exactly 50cms x 40cms (entries not complying will be disqualified)
      • Print your name and print title top left on back of mount
      • Deliver prints to the club by 7:15pm
  1. Trophy Competitions
    1. Lynn News Cup (Architecture). For images that explore the creative organisation of building materials and components in a land- or city-scape, dealing with mass, space, form, volume, texture, structure, light, shadow, materials, etc.
    2. Catleugh Bowl (Portrait). For the best representation of a person or persons. The image might include some or all of the following elements – likeness, personality, mood, employment, interests, environment.
    3. David Whitehouse Shield (Travel/Holiday). For any travel or holiday related photograph.
    4. British Wildlife Cup (Wildlife). For an image taken within the previous 24 months of a zoological or botanical subject occurring naturally in Great Britain. The subject will be wild, live and free and in a natural or adopted habitat of the subject’s choice. No manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement is allowed. Only minor distractions or blemishes may be removed.
    5. Panel Competition. Each panel, submitted as a PDI, is to consist of 3 images each within a set of digital frames; each image to share a common theme.
    6. Pete Mott Cup for an image presented ‘as shot’, with no subsequent manipulation.
    7. Print of the Year (POTY) and Projected Image of the Year (PIOTY). These two competitions take place at the end of the Club’s programme year. All Club competition winning images from the past 12 months are automatically eligible and, in addition to these, every member may enter up to 2 prints and 2 PDIs.
  1. Scoring
    1. Competitions will normally be judged by an external assessor, appointed by the Committee, who will be asked to award places for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Highly Commended and Commended.
    2. In the absence of an external judge images will be scored by members, as arranged by the Committee.
  1. In any dispute regarding interpretation of these Competition Rules the decision of the Committee is final.

Rev. V6.5 July 2019 IB/DA/JR