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Membership

The annual subscription is £35

• Prospective members are welcome to attend three meetings free of charge before deciding whether     to become a member.They will be required to show examples of their work to members of the         committee in order to determine whether they can be classed as Preliminary or Advanced members.
• As the club does not have as many members as pre-Covid, it has been decided that all members'     images will be shown as one group but that Preliminary members will have an extra 2 marks added to   the judges's score.
• The two Preliminary members who attain the highest scores over a season are usually promoted to     the Advanced Group.


COMPETITION ENTRIES

• Images entered must be entirely the work of the photographer. Composite images are permitted provided all component images meet this requirement.
• The club reserves the right to request details of any image entered into competitions.
• All entries must be identified with the member’s name and print title in the top left hand corner on the reverse of the mount. Please make sure that your name and title are legible.  The competition title and date can be added if there is room.
• Print titles must be submitted to v.ballard45@btinternet.com by email before midnight on the Wednesday before the relevant competition.

PDI images should be sent to jim_house@btinternet.com before midnight on the Wednesday before the relevant competition, and the titles should be sent to v.ballard45@btinternet.com

• If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your entry before the deadline please telephone Veronica Ballard to make sure that she has received it.
• Late entries will not be included.
• Prints may be home, trade or digitally processed.
• Titles will be read out immediately prior to judging in all competitions.

To avoid images being used twice in certain competitions, it is recommended that members keep a list of images and the competitions in which they have appeared. Members are requested to refrain from making comments during the judging of competitions.

Print and Mount Sizes

Unless specified otherwise prints can be of any size but must be mounted:

• Maximum size of mount is 50.8cm x 40.64cm (20” x 16”)

• Minimum size of mount is 25.4cm x 20.32cm (10” x 8”)

 

PDIs (Projected Digital Images)

• Images must be captured by either digital camera or digital scanning from negative, slide or print. Images that     are computer generated are not permitted.

•Total images (including any borders, etc.) must be in jpeg format at maximum quality and no more than

   1400 pixels wide by 1050 pixels high. If in portrait format the maximum height will be 1050 pixels.

•The filename must always start with the sequence number 01, then 02, as the software uses this field when   selecting images to project.  This must be followed by a space and then the title of your .jpg image.

The title of your image will be displayed for a short time when your image is first projected. Therefore, please

  capitalise and put spacing between words as required, for example:

 

01 The Darling Buds of May

02 Abstract in Green

 

Please check for spelling or typing errors. What you type will be projected as your image title. Very long titles may be truncated. The software knows to ignore the sequence number when showing the title in a competition.

 

Internal Competitions

 

Ayala Shield

  • League competition with 3 separate rounds for Colour Print, Mono Print, & PDIs.

  • Members may enter two prints/PDIs in each category.

  • In the event of a tie, there will be a count back on 10 stars, and then, if necessary, 10s, 9½s, 9s etc.

  • If there is only one image in a competition with a 10, it will be deemed to be a 10 star.

  • An image cannot have been used previously in an Ayala competition, but any image entered may be used in any other competition.

 

Rainbow Trophy

This is a set subject PDI competition consisting of two categories, Colour PDI and Mono PDI, and members can enter 2 images per category.  An image cannot have been used previously in the Rainbow competition.

 

Jubilee Trophy                                                                                                                                  

This is a set subject print competition consisting of two categories, Colour Print and Mono Print, and members can enter 2 images per category.  An image cannot have been used previously in the Jubilee competition.                                                      

Panel Trophy

This is an open subject competition consisting of 2 categories, Colour Print and Mono Print, and members can enter one entry per category.

• Each panel must be composed of 3 to 5 prints

• The prints must be mounted on a single board, maximum size A1 (84.1cm x 59.4cm)

• Titles will be read out prior to judging but separate text may be affixed to the front of the panel if desired.

• Panels cannot be used more than once in Panel Competitions.

 

Versatile Photographer Competition

4 different photographic genres/themes to be decided at each season’s programme planning evening.

• Members must enter one mono or colour print per theme in all four rounds.

• An image cannot have been used in a previous Versatile Photographer competition.

• In the event of a tie, there will be a count back on 10 stars, and then, if necessary, 10s, 9½s, 9s etc.

 

Anniversary Trophy

  • There are three categories, Colour Print, Mono Print and PDIs.

  • Entries must be a print or PDI that has been used in competition during the current season.

  • Members may enter two prints/PDIs in each category.

  • A print cannot have been used in a previous Anniversary Trophy competition.

 

​AW 01.09.2021

CT 20.09.2021

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