Competition & Image Rules

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB – COMPETITION GUIDELINES
ALL COMPETITION ENTRIES WILL BE DPI’S ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Images entered into a competition should not have been entered into a previous Barnstaple Club competition. Images entered into a club “Fun Event” can be used in any future club competitions.

1. Apart from the Master Photographer competition, all winning images will be graded into Gold, Silver or Bronze award. The judge will also select one or more “Judges Award Images”.
2. Members can choose to have their competition images non-graded with no score/grade given.
3. Apart from the Master Photographers the maximum number of images per competition will now be THREE (TWO plus a Reserve). A reserve image cannot be entered for the “Buy A Subject”, or any competition that has a dual entry, for example, “Creative & Set Subject”. For all other competitions if you are submitting 3 images then one of the images must be marked as your Reserve as follows: R_Image Title-Mxx.jpg. Reserve images may be dropped if the total number of images per competition exceed the allocated time for the judge. The reserve image, if dropped, can be used in any future club competition.

Apart from the Monochrome Competition, colour or mono images are accepted in each competition.

Buy A Subject Competition (Maximum 3 images).
Buy a Subject(s) are picked from the hat - £1.00 per subject or £2.00 for three subjects.
You must use the subject for the title of the image, e.g.: If you pick “Blue Sky” as your subject, then the image title will be Blue Sky-Mxx.jpg.
Enter more than one image using your “Blue Sky” subject then titles become Blue Sky 1-Mxx.jpg, Blue Sky 2-Mxx.jpg. By purchasing more than one subject you can combine images/subject e.g.: 3 images - 1 subject only, OR 2 images - 1 subject & 1 image on another subject, OR 3 images - 3 separate subjects.

Monochrome Competition .
Maximum 3 images, one of which must be marked as your reserve - see 3 above.
Subject Open, but monochrome only. Colour “popping” is not allowed on the image.

Straight From The Camera Competition
Images should accurately reflect subject matter/scene as taken by the camera.
Following manipulation acceptable in software - removal of sensor dust spots, cropping, converted to monochrome, adjustments to exposure, saturation, contrast, and sharpness.
Combined multiple exposures, in camera or in software, to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image is acceptable. Images considered not to meet requirements will be rejected.

Open Competition- Subject "Open"
Maximum 3 images, one of which must be marked as your reserve - see 3 above.

Creative (or Alternative Reality) AND Set Subject Competition (same evening).
Maximum 3 images.
o Submitting 3 images, then you can put two in the Creative and one in the Set Subject, or vice versa.
o Submitting 2 images, then you can put two into the Creative or two into the Set Subject, or alternatively one in each.
o Submitting 1 image, you have the choice of entering this image into the Creative or Set Subject.
Definition – Creative image showing an "Artistic Bent" or an "Alternative Reality" in the image.
Set Subject for this year is “Simplicity”.
Members Creative Ideas Download

Scape AND Triptych Competitions (same evening).
Maximum 3 images.
o Submitting 3 images, then put two in the Scape and one in the Triptych, or vice versa.
o Submitting 2 images, then put two into the Scape or two into Triptych, or alternatively one in each.
o Submitting 1 image, you have the choice of entering this image into the Scape or Triptych.
Definition “Scape” - open vista with Sky, Town, Sea, or Land as the main subject.
Definition “Triptych” – three images on a theme, contained in one image.

Master Photographer Competition
The Judge will score each image out of 20.
Five images (or less). Up to five different subjects selected from the following:
Close up (Cu) - From about a flower size to macro as you like.
Landscape (L) – "Open Vista” with Sky, Town, Sea, or Land as the main subject.
Movement (M) – Image portraying movement in the image.
People (Pe) – Portraits, candid’s, normal or working habitat.
Sport (S) – Showing sports event, with or without movement.
Creative /Arty /Alternative Reality (Cr) – Image showing an "Artistic Bent" or "Alternative Reality".
Natural History (NH) – No pets or cultivated plants. Can include subjects in controlled environment conditions such a zoo, etc. Cloning distractive elements in the image is acceptable - see WCPF page Nature definition. Note: A "quirky/comic title" for your image is acceptable but may result in a lower assessment of your score from the judge!
Architecture (A) – Including parts of buildings or structures.
Animals (An) - Domestic pets or wild animals, not human.

Club Fun Events:
• Include, “Digital KO”, “Battle of the Sexes”, “10 by 8”, “Members Evening Talks”, Digital Forum, etc..
• Images submitted for any Fun Event should be new to the Club.
• Images entered into a Fun Event can be used in future club competitions.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB - CLUB IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
ALL COMPETITION ENTRIES WILL BE DPI’S ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Image Size:
# Landscape Format maximum 1600(w) by 1200(h) pixels.
# Square Format maximum 1200(w) by 1200(h) pixels.
# Portrait format maximum 1200(h). The width should not exceed 1600(w) pixels.
• You do not need a canvas around your image to make up the above sizes.
• Colour spec = SRGB. File Format = jpg.
• When saving your image as a jpg, use maximum quality setting.

DPI Image Title Format
Note: To help our competition administration process please use the file name separation character “-“ instead of “_” (underscore) as in previous competitions.

• Title-Mxx.jpg where Mxx is your membership number : e.g. The Tree-M21.jpg .
• Reserve images files should be in the format: R_Title - Mxx.jpg.
• Membership numbers below 10, should include the zeroes, e.g. M01, M02, etc....
• For the Master Photographers Competition, the title changes to the following:
(X) Title - Mxx.jpg where “(X)” is the subject of the image, e.g: (Cu) for Close Up, (An) Animals, (L) Landscape, etc Example: (L) The Tree - M21.jpg.

Competition Guidelines And Image Rules