Rules & Guidance

Print competitions

Members may enter up to 5  prints for each competition.  Click here to access the electronic entry form.

http://www.pinnercameraclub.co.uk/printentryform/

In the event we have too many prints to be judged in one evening the 4th and 5th entries may be omitted. 

Prints can be any size up to a maximum including the mount of 40 x 50 cm.    The mounts can be any colour.  Please ensure the print is firmly attached to the mount so it can be handled during judging.  Collages are permitted but must fit within the maximum size.

The following information should be provided on the back of the mount.  

  • Competition Number
  • Competition Date
  • Title
  • Author

This can simply be printed in block letters on the back of the mount.  As an aid, an example template for 67 x 99 mm labels can be downloaded here.

Prints are to be handed in on the night of the competition by 7.50pm .

Each print is awarded a mark out of 20. The member’s highest three marks are summed to give a total score for the competition. The winner of the competition is the photographer with the highest total score for the evening. Prints which have gained 16 or less marks may be entered in a subsequent  print competition.

Hints:  Prints do not have to be A3 and an A4 Print on a larger mount can often be very successful.  Even smaller prints can be very effective if they are well mounted.  A slightly larger border on the bottom can enhance the presentation.

Projected Digital Images (PDI) Competitions

Members may enter up to 3 digital images. Each image is awarded a mark out of 20. The member’s marks are summed to give a total score for the competition. The winner of the competition is the photographer with the highest total score for the evening. Images which have gained 16 or less marks may be entered  in a subsequent digital image competition.

Entries should be submitted using this link.  Several images can be uploaded at once.  (return to the previous page in your browser to return to this page once you have uploaded your images)

 

https://www.dropbox.com/request/2tsp8LbafPQyxePXmOzA

This uploads the images directly into a folder used for projection.  In the event of a problem with using this link,  images may also be emailed to pccimagespr@gmail.com.

Digital Images must submitted by midnight on the Thursday before the competition.  If a member has logistic or technical problems the projectionist should be informed before Thursday night. He will then use his discretion with regards to accepting late entries. Digital Images must be in JPEG format using sRGB colour space and must be a maximum size for a landscape shot of 1400 (horizontal) and 1050 (vertical) pixels or for a portrait shot no more than 1050 vertical pixels. 

The image files must be named with Title of the image (in capitals) “by” and Author’s name. Example:  OAK TREES by John Smith.jpg  The maximum recommended number of characters (including spaces) for the ‘title’ is 55.  Adapted from the Image Comp Pro v 17 manual, all rights acknowledged © Pinner Camera Club.  Detailed guidance on preparing images is provided in this document.

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