Competition & Image Rules

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

The following changes were agreed by the members at the AGM:

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” from the winners.
2. Members can choose to have their competition images non-graded by the judge (e.g. no score/grade given by the judge).
3. Apart from the Master Photographers the maximum number of images per competition will now be THREE (TWO plus a Reserve). A reserve image is not required for the “Buy A Subject” or the “Creative/Set Subject”. For all other competitions if you are submitting 3 images then one of the images must be marked as your Reserve e.g. (R)_”Image Title”-Mxx.,jpg. Reserve image 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.

Colour or monochrome images are accepted in each competition (apart from the Mono 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 . OR 2 images -1 subject and 1 image another subject. OR 3 images - 3 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.

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

Creative (or Alternative Reality) AND Set Subject Competition (same evening).
Maximum 3 images.
# Members who submit 3 images can put two in the Creative and one in the Set Subject or vice versa.
# Members who submit only two images can submit two into the creative or two into the set subject or alternatively one in each.
# Members who submit only one image have the choice of entering the 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 “Still Life”.

Landscape Competition
Maximum 3 images, one of which must be marked as your reserve - see 3 above.
"Open Vista” with Sky, Town, Sea, or Land as the main subject.


Master Photographer Competition
Judge scores each image out of 20.
Five images - five subjects selected from the following:
• Close up (Cu) From about a flower size to as 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) – Creative image showing an artistic bent or Alternative reality
• Natural History (NH) – not captive animals or pets or cultivated plants. Strict rules apply to modifying images - see WCPF page Nature definition.
• 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”, DigitalForum, 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 = jpeg.
• When saving your image as a jpeg, use maximum quality setting.

DPI Image Title Format
Note: To help our administration process please use the file name separation character “-“ instead of “_” (underscore) as in previous competitions.
DPI File Name
• Title-Mxx.jpg where Mxx is your membership number : e.g. The Tree – M21.jpg
• Your membership number should include zeroes, e.g. M04 NOT M4 e.g. M01, M02, M03 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

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