Competitions

 

This is the section for all Competition information.

 

 
Use the link below to download a printable competition form in .pdf format.
 
 
 
 
 
The link below plays an audio file, with slides, describing our relationship to other photographic clubs in the UK.
 
 

MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

GENERAL RULES

This competition is intended to challenge club members to take photographs on a variety of themes, and then be judged by the membership.  Judging takes place on one of the normal club evenings.

  1. We want to encourage new work, so the age of the photos taken should not exceed 18 months, and they should not have appeared in any other competition prior to the evening.  The work may not be used in subsequent club competitions in the same season, except for the Images of the Year Competition, but may be used in critique sessions.
  2. For prints, there is no minimum size, but they must be mounted on a 50 cm by 40 cm board.  Work will be displayed in their themes.  PDI should be supplied in the normal competition format.
  3. Prints are to be brought on the night, but ther titles and theme category must be listed in an email, together with the files for PDI, one week before the date of the competition.
  4. All images will be marked between 2 and 5 points.  The Master Photographer award will be given to the photographer who has amassed the most points, combining prints and PDI.

THEMES AND ENTRY RULES FOR 2018/19

  1. People (including street or portrait)
  2. Landscapes (Including Seascapes and Cityscapes)
  3. Creative (including Altered Reality, Composites, Macro, and other lens effects)
  4. Monochrome - An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)   A grayscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

Members may enter one image, either print or PDI, on each of up to three themes chosen from the four above.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

This season the Master Photographer competition has been expanded to include optional PDI entries.  The total entries remain at three, chosen from four themes, but any mix of prints and PDI may be used.  Scoring of prints will be by the usual PhotoClub Scorer method where paper entry forms are provided for those not using the App.  Scoring of PDI will only be possible for those using the App on a smart device, as we did for the Images of the Year last season.  A few spare devices are available for those entering images.

IMPORTANT ENTRY RULES

PDI entries must be sent to the normal competition address by the previous Tuesday March 19th. 

TITLES of prints to be entered MUST also be sent to the normal competition address by Tuesday March 19th. 

Prints brought on the night where the titles have not been provided the week previous WILL NOT BE JUDGED!  Print title registration will be acknowledged, and include the provision of an entry number which should be written on the front of the print mount.

In all cases, the theme for each image / title should be identified in the email as People / Landscape / Creative / Monochrome.