Note:Competition themes of "Nature" (including "Wildlife") and "Monochrome" have additional detailed technical rules also apply and need to be taken into account.

1. Only fully paid up members may enter club competitions.

2. Club competitions are divided into two sections A & B. Section B is for new and inexperienced members. Section A is for more experienced photographers, for example those who have a photography-related qualification or dictinction, and those who have achieved consistent success in competitions.

3. Entries in each club competition are limited to two digital projected images plus two prints which have not been shown before in any competition (excluding external ones) of this club. For the 2020-2021 season, since there will be no print competitions, competitions will allow three digital images.

4. Each entry shall be viewed by an independent judge who will award first, second and third places and as many "highly commended" places as he/she thinks appropriate for each of Sections A & B.

5. For the purposes of the Annual Aggregate Trophies, the Competition Secretary shall award points as follows: First place 10 points; second place 9.5 points; third place 9 points; Highly Commended 8.5 points; all other entries scoring 7 points. Final places shall be determined by using the best three scores from the four competitions.

Please note ... the more competitions you enter the greater the chance of winning one of the Aggregate Trophies a the end of the season!

6. Digital Images shall be no larger than 1400 pixels wide and no more than 1050 pixels high. The image format shall be JPEG with the quality set at maximum (100%). Images must use sRGB colour space. Entries must be submitted using the PhotoEntry system, which will help check these details.

7. Print entries must have a digital representation submitted using the PhotoEntry system (for chemical prints, a phone photo of the print will suffice). In other words, you DO need to send a digital version of your print!

8. Prints should be mounted and be without glass and frame. The mount should be no larger than 40cm x 50cm. The back shall be clearly annotated with the entrant’s name, print title, competition name and section. Except when early submission has been indicated, all prints shall be submitted by 7.00 pm, at the latest, on the night of the competition.This gives the Competition Secretary time to set the competition up and and time for the judge to have a quick preview.

Note: Part of the point of mounting is to make the image stiff enough to be displayed and handled for judging. The mount inevitably forms part of the presented image, so it also neads to be neat enough that it doesn't distract from the image. Please ask if in doubt.

9.  Any member who wins or has previously won an annual B Section print or projected image aggregate competition will move up to the A Section. If they elect to remain in Section B, they will not be eligible to win the Section B aggregate award for a second time.

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