There are 6 Monthly Competitions which contribute to the award of Photographer of the Year; 2 Opens, Nature, Close Up, Man Made and a Set Subject.
For each competition above, entry is 3 digital images.
The member with the combined highest score in the above competitions will become the Photographer of the Year. The lowest marks in the DPIs will be removed in this calculation.
All images to be JPEG (.jpg) and resized to 1400 x 1050 pixels @ 100 dpi. To be submitted via email to; email@example.com no later than the Sunday 9 days prior to the competition. Images submitted after midnight will not be accepted.
Images of animals, plants, land or seascapes. May be in controlled conditions i.e. in a zoo or sanctuary or in the wild. No domestic or farm animals or cultivated plants. Any manipulation or modification is limited to minor retouching and must not alter the truth of the original scene.(WCPF)
Close Up competition:
Images showing the closest position possible although you do not need to use a special macro lens or a camera with a macro setting. The subject should be magnified and seen larger than with the naked eye.
Man Made: Made with Wood
This year focuses on items made with wood. Hopefully quite simple. Not a photo of a tree please!
Set Subject: Music
Images whose title have a musical theme. For example ‘Rock around the Clock’ could be a photograph of a load of rocks around a clock face.
Knock Out Competition: max. 4 digital images
Summer Outings: max. 4 digital images
This competition will have to be reviewed when we know if the current restrictions (time of writing November 2020) will be in place during the summer of 2021. We anticipate running the completion with the theme of ‘lock down.’
Creative Cup: 3 digital images
“A creative photograph can be, but not restricted to, a departure from reality and be obviously distinct from a scene viewed with the use of a camera lens.”
Annual Competition: Something beginning with ‘O’
20 Shot Competition
All parts of the image must be the photographers own work, no use of clip art or imported images from the internet or other sources can be used.
All entries MUST have a Title and the name of the author, prints on the reverse. Title_Name
During the year, no image can be used more than once in a monthly competition which contributes to Photographer of the Year. They can be entered into other Club competitions.
Any image getting a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Certification is barred from entering ANY further monthly competitions, regardless of the year it won.
Images can be submitted for the Annual Competition which have been used before or have won, but not if they have won the Annual previously.
The Committee has given the Competition Secretary the power to disqualify any image which does not abide by the rules!