Guide and Rules

Revised May 2015

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

These notes are intended to provide members with guidance for entering the various competitions held throughout the year.

 

  1. GENERAL RULES

All competitions are either for prints or projected images.

There are two distinct types of competition for both prints and projected images:

  • LEAGUE               open, i.e. any subject
  • NON-LEAGUE   a set subject shown on the programme.

The two types of competition are completely separate and members may enter either or both.   Competitions are open to paid-up members only.

 

An image, or part of that image, entered in any of the Society's competitions (monochrome print/colour print/ projected/league/cup) can be re-entered if it fails to get a place on the first showing.   No image can be entered more than twice.   Only one image from a sequence can be entered in a competition in any one year.    (A sequence is a set of images taken within a short space of time which are separate files/negs/positives, but are very similar in composition and lighting.)

 

Print entries titles and authors must be submitted to the Printed Image Secretary (Chris Drury) by 7:00 p.m. on the Sunday evening before the competitionThe prints themselves must be brought on the evening of the competition at the latest.   Late entries may be accepted but at the Competition Secretary’s discretion.

Projected Images must be uploaded to Dropbox by 7.00 p.m. on the SUNDAY evening before the competition.

File naming conventions and formats

 

  1. LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

League competitions are run over four rounds.

Entries, which achieve first, second or third place in any one round, may not be resubmitted, nor may they be submitted to any non-league competition other than the Print or Projected Image of the Year competitions.

No one entry may be submitted for more than two rounds.   The winning entry in any non-league competition may not be submitted in a league competition.   An image that has been highly commended in a set subject competition may be entered once more in another competition or in either of the leagues.

 

3a.   PRINT LEAGUE COMPETITION

The Competition is over four rounds.

This competition is divided into two separate classes:

  • Colour prints
  • Monochrome prints

For all classes, both home and trade processed prints are eligible and no distinction is made between them.   The maximum number of prints, which may be submitted for each round, is two in each class.

You may enter either or both print classes.

Print entries must be mounted, titled and bear the photographer's name on the back.   Most Inter-Federation competitions and exhibitions require prints to be mounted on a 40 x 50 sq. cms board.   Any size of board is acceptable for club competitions.

If black backed mounts are used a white area should be stuck on so that the Club's stamp and mark awarded can be seen.

When there are 10 or more entries in a print class, first, second and third places will be awarded; when there are 6-9 entries first and second and when there are 5 or fewer then only first place will be awarded.

 

3b.   PROJECTED IMAGES LEAGUE COMPETITION

The Competition is over four rounds.   The maximum number of projected images, which may be submitted for each round is three per entrant.

All projected image competitions will be digital only.   Files must be jpegs and sized at 1400 x 1050 pixels.   Images must be given (or sent) to the Projected Image Secretary by 7.00 p.m. on the SUNDAY evening before the competition by e-mail or disc.   Any extra “canvas” to be BLACK not left clear.

 

3c.   SCORING - PRINTS

Judges will be asked to mark out of 20.

In the event of two or more entries achieving the same score and being potentially in the top three positions, the Judge will be asked to choose the order of first, second and third place.

A member's seven of a possible eight highest scoring prints will be counted towards that member's league total.   A member who does not submit entries in any one of the first three rounds may enter three prints in Round 4 to bring their total scoring entries up to the maximum of seven permitted.

 

3d.   SCORING -  PROJECTED IMAGES. 

Judges will be asked to mark out of 20.

In the event of two or more entries achieving the same score and being potentially in the top three positions, the Judge will be asked to choose the order of first, second and third place.

A member's ten out of a possible twelve highest scoring projected images will be counted towards that member's league total.

 

  1. NON- LEAGUE COMPETITIONS

There are four non-league competitions during the year for which the judge is asked to select a winner and a couple of highly commended entries; no marks are awarded.   The set subject is shown in the programme and the judge will be asked to reject any entry which does not fit adequately with the set subject.

The maximum number of prints or projected images, which may be entered in a non-league competition, is three

Prints or projected images, which are placed (lst, 2nd or 3rd) in the league competitions may not be entered in non-league competitions.

Prints or projected images, which win in a non-league competition, may not be entered in any league competition.

 

The Non-League competitions are currently as follows:
Albert Beale Trophy Reflections - Projected images
Carter Competition Projected images portfolio, specified set subject, of 3 images arranged on the screen within 1400 x 1050 pixels   (width x height)
Jimmy Watts Competition Monochrome prints, specified set subject
Print Challenge Competition Colour and or monochrome prints, specified set subject

 

 

  1. PRINT OF THE YEAR  &  PROJECTED IMAGE OF THE YEAR

Prints or projected images placed first, second or third in the current season's league competitions may be entered in the Print of the Year and Projected Image of the Year competitions.   Winners of the Albert Beale Trophy and the Carter Competition for projected images and the Jimmy Watts and Print Challenge Competitions for prints are not eligible.  The judge will choose one print or projected image as the outright winner of these competitions; no marks will be awarded.   A number of prints and projected images may be Highly Commended.

 

  1. DIGITAL The PAGB accepts the use of digital images in all its competitions provided that the original picture(s) are the work of the author.   The use of copyright free images is not permitted.   These rules apply to all images entered in our Club competitions.