Contact details for the current Competition Secretary can be found in the 'Submission for Competitions' document in Dropbox > MemberShare > Competition Documents.
The purpose of the Club is to promote interest in the taking of photographs and to educate members in the art, science, appreciation and assessment of photography.
Assessment sessions may be led by outside speakers or by the members themselves in various ways. The aim of this process will be to draw attention to each picture's individual merits and discuss any areas in which it may be improved.
The pixel dimension for digital images must be no greater than 1400 pixels in the horizontal plane or 1050 pixels in the vertical plane and you should resize them accordingly. Images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and for optimum display should be saved at a resolution of 300 dpi Please see the Resizing for Digital Projection document if you need further help.
Members will be advised of a forthcoming competition two meetings (i.e. four weeks) before it is due to take place and this will be backed up by an email in the week following.
Prints for competitions should physically be handed in to the Competition Secretary before or on the hand-in date (i.e. the meeting two weeks prior to the judging date). Prints can also be delivered to the home of the Competition Secretary prior to the hand-in date (phone the number in the Dropbox 'Submission for Competitions' document for directions).
All images that receive a score of 19 or 20, and any other images with a lower score judged as 'best image', will be included on the 'Inspiration' page of the club's website. Members with high-scoring prints will be asked to provide the Competition Secretary with DPI versions of their images. These images will also be included as entries for the ‘Photograph of the Year’ award (see below).
Other images may be included on the club website, for example in slide-shows of competition entries. If any member does not want an image displayed, they should contact the webmaster.
Three awards are made at the end of the year:
If you require any further information about club competitions, please contact the Competition Secretary at a meeting or by email.
The club also participates in external competitions, both "battles" with other clubs and general competitions organised by members of the Welsh Photographic Federation.
In general, the high scoring print images (17 and higher) are retained by the Club for use in external competitions, rather than being handed back to members after each judging session. If you are not happy about this, then let us know.
In addition to using internal competition images, we also encourage members to submit images specifically for the external competitions. Members will be notified of the opportunities to do this prior to each external competition. Mounted prints for external competitions should be delivered to the Competition Secretary on or before the notified hand-in date. See the Requirements section above for instructions on size, labelling etc.
The club always aims to represent as many members as possible in external battles. For example, if a battle needs 10 pictures, we like to represent the work of 10 photographers, or as many as we can. However, we cannot guarantee that we will use any particular member's submitted work.
If you are interested in how we select images for external competitions, please tell us – and you may be invited to help!
Revision Date: 04 May 2016
(Reflecting use of Photo Entry to enter images into competitions.)
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