Rules

START TIMES:

Room is booked from 6.45pm and open for entries.

Entry by Form: All print entry forms are to be handed to the Print Secretary by 7.15pm. Prints delivered after that time may not be accepted.
Entry by Upload: All print submissions are to be Uploaded by midnight Monday before the Tuesday competition. Prints to be checked with the Print Secretary by 7.15pm.

Print Secretary and Assistant will place member’s prints on stands, one on each level in the relevant area.

All prints must clearly show  author’s name, title and date of the competition on the back of the mount.

Prints without a name, title or competition date marked will not be credited with any points earned.

SECTION DEFINITIONS

Colour Prints:

Prints (including mount) cannot exceed a maximum size of 40x50cm (16”x 20”). There is no minimum size of print within the mount. It is recommended that the thickness of the print and mount be kept below 3mm if you are planning on entering other competitions.

All prints must clearly show  author’s name, title and date of competition on the back of the mount.
Framed prints are not permitted.
Entries are to be submitted via the website.

Monochrome Prints:

Includes black and white prints, and/or prints completely toned, tinted, or coloured by a single colour. No partial tinting, toning of the photo or addition of another colour is permissible.

A black and white work that has been partially toned or had a colour added becomes a colour print and can be exhibited in the colour section.
All other rules are the same as for Colour Prints.
Entries are to be submitted via the website.

Projected Image:

A projected image

  • is a digital image, or a scanned slide or scanned negative.
  • must be provided in jpg format
  • must not exceed 1920 pixels in width   (A 4:3 ratio image will be 1440 x 1080 pixels)
  • must not exceed 1080 pixels in height
  • has a maximum file size of 2MB
  • resolution of 72 Pixels per inch
  • has a sRGB Colour Profile

Filenames are to be in the following format:  title1jpg
e.g. Good morning1.jpg  (1,2,3 being the number of time images has been entered)

Online
Entries:  First time only
The rules applying to Projected Images apply. Maximum file size is 2MB.

Authorship

Only the member’s original image(s) (this includes any textures, artwork, graphics) may be used and entered into competition(s).

Number of Entries – A maximum of six(6) entries

Two (2) entries per section per competitor are allowed on any one competition night, ie 2 x Colour prints, 2 x Mono prints and 2 x Projected Images. The same image should not be entered into more than one section on the same competition night.

Online -One (1) entry is allowed in the monthly online competition per month.

Any work awarded a Merit or Credit during a calendar year may not be re-entered in a monthly competition in the same calendar year.

No one work may be entered in club competitions more than THREE times in total.

In the case of a new print or duplicate of a particular image, this will NOT be considered to be a different work unless it has been substantially and obviously changed.

If an entry is changed from colour to mono or vice versa, then it is considered to be the same image. Changing an image from digital to print or vice/versa is considered to be the same image.

Print Identification

All prints must clearly show  author’s name, title and date of competition on the back of the mount. Labels for this purpose are available on the clubs website.The author may also title any part of the viewed side of the print mount bearing in mind that this will become a part of the total presentation and may not be accepted outside this club’s competition.

Competition Scoring
Points will be awarded for each print or digital image entered into a monthly competition as follows:

  • 1 point for entry
  • An additional point if it is the first time the image is entered
  • An additional point if it is a set subject competition
  • An additional 3 points if the image is awarded a Credit
  • An additional 5 points if the image is awarded a Merit

Grading

Prints: There are two grades, A & B.

Projected Images: There are two grades, A & B

Online:  Ungraded.

Grading:

New members are usually placed in B grade of any competition except the Online Competition, but may apply to the grading committee before their first competition to be placed in A grade. Such an application must be supported by either

  • · 6 works in the section ie. colour, mono or projected image competition, or
  • · APS (Australian Photographic Society) or equivalent international honours

If a B grade competitor wins a section ie. either Mono Print, Colour Print or Projected Image, they will be promoted to A grade in the relevant section. They will also be eligible to go to A Grade in the Projected Image competition.

If a B grade competitor wants to be promoted to A grade in a section and has not won that section, then they must apply to the grading committee before the commencement of the competition year. The criteria for assessment will be the same as for new members.

If a B Grade member applies to be placed in A Grade after the commencement of the competition year, points earned will not go with them.

Relegation from A to B grade may be proposed if a member scores a hit rate of less than 15% (credits + merits vs entries) provided a minimum of three (3) competitions are entered in the year. The final decision will be made by the grading committee. The member would be advised and given the option of moving back to B grade.

The grading committee will consist of members of the club who are judges or who hold APS honours or higher. At least 2 committee members must be present to perform the assessment.