Competition Entry Rules and Procedures

 

ASSESSMENTS

These are held on the 2nd Wednesday each month.  Original photographs taken by the members are assessed by accredited judges who will provide constructive feedback on the prints.  Assessment night usually includes entries in both Open and Set subjects.  Set Subject details are in the Program.

A maximum of three prints in total can be entered on each assessment night with a maximum of two entries in any one category. Photos must be mounted.  There are no size restrictions, however prints are typically sized A4 to A3 (but not larger than A3), plus mount.

Prints must be original images photographed by the entrant. They should have been photographed within the last five years before assessment.  

Photographs which have previously received Merit or Credit awards can not be entered again. All prints must have the title of the photograph written on the back of the submission and should also indicate the correct orientation (e.g. “TOP”). Your name should not be printed on the front of the photo. 

There are 4 categories

SET SUBJECT – Colour and Monochrome

OPEN SUBJECT – Colour and Monochrome

N.B. Creative or ‘altered reality’ images can be entered in any of the 4 categories.

For visitors and new members within their first year an optional Mini-Print section exists for the same four categories as above.  Entries in this section should be either 6”x 4”or 5”x 7” and need not be mounted.  

Photos for assessment receive the following points:

Set Subject:

Merit Award - 6 points

Credit Award -  4 points

2 points are awarded for every set subject entry not earning a Merit or Credit award.

Open Subject:

Merit Award - 5 points

Credit Award – 3 points

1 point is awarded for every open subject entry not earning a Merit or Credit.

Photograph of the Month:  8 points (in total)

Points are accumulated for each member’s yearly total starting from the AGM in October.  Annual prizes are awarded for members achieving highest point scores in Colour and Monochrome sections

Peoples' Choice Award:  Only entries in the Set Subject will be eligible, and they must be handed in by 7.20 pm.  Numbered pegs will be placed on each photo. Write the number of the photo of your choice on the back of your 'Lucky Door Prize' raffle ticket   The winner will receive an A4 mat but no additional points.