Competitions

COMPETITION RULES

FORMAT

  • Print submissions

  • Prints must be mounted using 'Minuet' board and acid free mounting tape along the top edge only

  • Prints should be properly backed, using a firm backing board of sufficient size, secured all round with double-sided tape or acid-free mounting tape.

  • On the reverse side of the board should have a sticker showing:  Category_Title_Membership Number

 

Digital submissions

  • Image Type: JPG at the Highest Quality

  • Image print resolution 1ppi

  • Image Size: 2000 pixels on the longest side

  • Colour Space: SRGB

  • Colour or Black & White: as per competition description

  • Category: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Image filename: Category_Title_Membership Number.jpg

  • (Use your initials if you do not have a number).

Judging elements

  • How well an image fits the theme.

  • Technical competence (focus, settings, exposure etc.)

  • Use of colour or black & white

  • Lighting

  • Creativity

  • Composition

  • Visual Impact

Summer Mini Panel (A2 size)

  • Presentation of Images: Your panel should be made up of 6 prints, 

  • A5 size (i.e., approximately 15cm x 20cm / 6 ins x 8.5 ins).

  • Please stay close to this size so that all panel entries are a similar size.

  • Attach your 6 x A5 prints to an A2 sheet of card/mountboard (approx. 400 mm x 600 mm // 16 ins x 24 ins)

 

Mini Panel Arrangement

  • The arrangement of the images is important: they should present a pleasing composition in two rows each row having 3 images. You are not expected to ‘window mount’ your images. Here ‘mounting’ means sticking the images to the mount board to display them as described.

  • Mini Panel Label

Mini Panel Text/ Label

  • Stick a label on the back of the mount which gives: Category_Title_Membership Number

  • Include a short (100 words max) note about your panel – the idea and thinking behind your choice of theme, your reason for choosing specific shots, etc...

  • This can be presented as a separate sheet to allow the judge to read it and view the images. Identify this with your Category_Title_Membership Number.