Competition Rules

1. Selected Monthly competitions to be held on the THIRD THURSDAY of selected months, excluding July & August of each year or otherwise stated in the programme.

 

2. 'Open' & 'Special Subject' Competitions for Prints & Digital Images selected months: - April, June, September, November & February'.

 

3. Each member may enter up to One Print in each Open & Special Subject Competitions. Each member may enter up to One Digital Image in each Open & Special Subject Digital Competition. Prints and Digital Images may only be entered once a year, in Selected Monthly Competitions provided they have not been a winner or placed in any previous year's Selected Monthly Competitions. Digital Images must not be entered in Print Competitions in the same month.

 

4. Only fully paid up members are eligible to enter competitions.

 

5. Copies - It is an infringement of Copyright to take copies of photographs other than the photographer's own work. Such prints cannot be entered for Club Competitions.

 

6. There is only one competition class for all Club Members.

 

7. Print sizes are maximum 20" x 16" (50cm x 40cm) and minimum enprint size 6" x 4" (15cm x 10cm). If a print is 20" x 16" (50cm x 40cm) it must be flush mounted. Prints to be fixed using low tack tape (photographic tape), doubled over. No sellotape or parcel tape shall be used.

 

8. Mount Sizes for all competitions are to be 50cm x 40cm.

 

9. Prints may be commercially processed.

 

10. All digital projected images for Selected Monthly competition must be Jpegs, no larger than 1400 pixels (width) x 1050 pixels (height) in landscape and no taller than 1050 pixels in portrait.

 

11. Each Print & Digital Image must be endorsed with the owner's membership number and the Competition for which it is being entered, i.e. Special Subject or Open, together with the image title. ( See 11.3 )

 

11.1 All work submitted into a competition must be Titled, in order for it to be identified by the Competition Secretary.

 

11.2 The author shall ensure that prints are titled differently when the same subject is presented.

 

11.3 Each Digital Image shall be titled with : Members Number - Competition title - Image name.jpg  

        For example:

        035 - In the dark - Eyes wide shut.jpg

        OR 

        035 - Open - Shut that door.jpg 

 

        Please note HYPHENS !

 

        For external competitions : 

Knightshayes = WCPF Knightshayes Trophy

Kingswood = WCPF Kingswood Salver

 

Subject title of competition as quoted in the club published programme or 'Open'. Title of the image entered can be up to a maximum of 80 characters. Filename extension (jpeg or jpg).

Images are to be sent to competitions@chardcameraclub.org.uk and will be accepted up to midnight on the entry date given for that months competition.

 

12. Scoring for Selected Monthly Club Competitions is decided by the judge of the competition and will be marked using a scale of 1 - 20 points, at the judge's discretion.

 

13. Judges will be invited to judge all Selected monthly competitions and will mark the prints and digital images accordingly.

 

14. Prints and Digital Images gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd MAY NOT be entered again in the Selected Monthly Competitions. Unplaced prints and DI's may be entered again at 12 monthly intervals.

 

15. All Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd placed), Prints & Digital Images can be entered into the End of Year Competitions.

 

16. Winners and Placed prints will normally be retained after the Competition for display in Chard Library.

 

17. Judges will be invited to judge the End of Year Awards.

 

18. Other internal competitions will be judged by the Originator of the Competition:-

 

19. The Peter Partridge Folio is an annual event. The requirement is for a panel of three separate prints to hang together on a theme (Left, Centre and Right). Prints can be colour or monochrome. Entries limited to two portfolios per member. Sizes - Minimum size 7 x 5 inches. Maximum size 11.7 x 8.3 inches (A4 = 29cm x 21cm). Mount size 50cm x 40 cm. Photographer's own choice of subject. Only use your membership number, title & position (i.e left, centre or right).

 

20. There are three other competitions during the Club's Season:-

            (1) Roving Hunt - 10 images.

            (2) Mystery Trip - 10 images.

            (3) Walking Hunt - 10 images.

Images must be Jpegs, no larger than 1400 pixels (width) x 1050 pixels (height) in landscape and no taller than 1050 pixels in portrait. Images can be colour or monochrome. No digital manipulation allowed, although the images may be 'cropped'.

 

21. The Competition Secretary may use His or Her discretion to refuse an entry.

 

22. Engraved cups to be won are:-

  • Photographer of the Year Trophy - the '35mm Project camera'
  • Hellarewe Trophy for the Annual Mystery Trip
  • The Peter Partridge Folio.

 

23. Certificates are presented for:-

  • Black & White Print of the Year
  • Colour Print of the Year
  • Special Subject Print Photographer of the Year
  • Open Print Photographer of the Year
  • Open Digital Image Photographer of the Year
  • Special Subject Digital Photographer of the Year
  • Digital Image of the Year

 

 24. A Gold Certificate is awarded to any member who gets a placing into the WCPF or PAGB Awards.

 A Silver Certificate is awarded to any member who gets accepted into the WCPF or PAGB Competition.

 A Bronze Certificate is awarded to any member who gets a maximum score in any other outside competition (President's Certificate).

 An Excellence Award Certificate is given to any new member who gains a First Place during their first year.

 

25. All images submitted must have been taken within five years of the competition.