Competition Entry Rules

GENERAL COMPETITION ENTRY RULES

  1. All Entrants must be financial members of the Club
  2. All entries must be the work of the entrant
  3. Competitions for the annual aggregates are held in each of the following Sections
    • Section 1 Projected Images – includes both slides and digital
    • Section 2 Monochrome Prints (Maximum image area A3)
    • Section 3 Colour Prints (Maximum image area A3)
    • Section 4 Album Prints (max 15cm x 10cm)
      NOTE: Triptychs are not permitted in Album prints
    • Section 5 Novice Projected images – open category
  4. A limit of 3 entries is allowed in each section on each competition night.
    • Entries may be Set subject and/or Open category, in any combination of 3 image in total which may be split across Set and Open categories
    • For example:
      Accepted: 3 images are entered by Fred Gettsit and these have been entered as 2 in open and 1 in set. Fred could also have entered 1 in open and 2 in set or 3 open only or 3 set only
      Rejected:  Nigel Noidea tries to enter 3 in open and 2 in set – and therefore has 2 too many images
  5. A maximum of 3 entries is also allowed in each section of the Annual Exhibition
  6. Images are judged out of 10 for annual aggregate competitions.  Awards will be made at the end of the year to aggregate winners in each section
  7. Annual Exhibition entries are judged by a panel of three judges out of 15 or30 points 
  8. Entries may be used twice only in normal competitions during the year, but are only eligible for entry in the Annual Exhibition if they have not been entered in a previous Annual. Shields are awarded to top scorers in each section of the Annual and Aggregate Competition (Judges discretion if more than one top point scorer)
  9. Printed images are to bear the Entrant’s name and title on the back (either the print or the mat)
  10. All images must have a unique title
  11. On competition nights prints are hung on felt cloth with Velcro dots. It is recommended that competitors affix Velcro dots to their own prints. If no dots are attached, Velcro backed bulldog clips are available. Hang your own prints in the appropriate labelled sections.
  12. IMPORTANT:
    • For PRINT entries, the entrant’s Name, image Section (Album/Colour/Monochrome), Title of the images and Category (Set or Open) are to be emailed to the Print Competition Secretary at bpcprintcompetition@gmail.com by no later than 7pm on the Tuesday prior to competition
    • ALL ENTRIES ARE TO BE HUNG ON THE APPROPRIATE DISPLAY STAND NO LATER THAN 7:35PM ON THE NIGHT. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

PROJECTED IMAGE COMPETITION RULES –
DIGITAL, NOVICE and SLIDES

As well as the General Competition rules, the following apply to Projected Image entries:

  1. A maximum of 3 images across Set/Open categories continues to apply to this section
  2. Slides must:
    • be in 5×5 or 7×7 format
    • be correctly spotted in the lower left corner when viewed in the hand the right way up
    • bear the Entrant’s name
  3. Digital images:
    1. Maximum image dimensions are 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.
    2. The maximum files size of any one file is 2 Megabytes
    3. Members who are unsure on how to re-size their images accordingly, should contact a committee member for further guidance
    4. LARGER IMAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
    5. Image files must be named with the
      • competitors name
      • image title
      • category – Open or Set subject or Novice (see below)
        Your Name_Picture Title_Category
        Please split your name, image title and category (Open/Set or Novice) with an underscore _ character

        e.g.: Joe Blogs_Image Title_Set
        e.g.: Joe Blogs_Image Title_Open
        e.g.: Joe Blogs_Image Title_Novice

    6. for DIGITAL entries (including NOVICE), images must
      • be emailed to the Digital Entries Secretary at bpcdigitalentries@gmail.com
      • have an email subject title in the format YYYY-MM-DD_COMPETITION name exactly as it appears in the program where
        • YYYY-MM-DD is the Year, Month and Date (put a zero before months & days less than 10)
        • there is an underscore _ between the date and competition name
        • the competition name is capitalised – eg Faith becomes FAITH
      • eg For the competition Music run on 12 Mar 2015 the subject would be 2015-03-14_MUSIC
      • be received no later than 7pm on the Tuesday before the Competition

Eligibility for Novice Section.

Novices are deemed to be those who have been a member of BPC or any other photographic club for less than 12 months and who identify themselves as relatively new to photography.

It is assumed that, in any case, those consistently scoring high in the novice section will seek to stretch their horizons in the other 4  categories

A copy of these guidelines and information on resizing are in our General Competition Entry Rules and Image Sizing document General Competition Entry Rules and Image Sizing

IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER CLARIFICATION FOR ANY OF THESE RULES, PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE COMPETITION SECRETARY