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Competition Rules

Truro Camera Club Competitions

League Competitions

There are four open competitions throughout the season with separate categories for prints and projected digital images. Each club member may enter a maximum of two images in each category in each competition. Images may be colour, mono or one of each.

Points will be awarded in each competition as follows:

1 st place 6 pts 2 nd place 5 pts 3 rd place 4 pts Highly commended 3 pts Commended 2 pts All others 1 pt Images that have not been awarded more than one point may be entered into a second competition. At the end of the season there will be awards for print, digital and overall categories.

Digital Image of the Year

This competition takes place in the latter part of the season. A maximum of three images may be submitted by each member. Images that have been used in the league competition are eligible to be used in this competition. The Inga Howse Cup will be presented for the best image.

Print of the Year

This competition takes place in the latter part of the season. Up to two monochrome prints and two colour prints may be submitted. Images that have been used in the league competition are eligible to be used in this competition. The Roy Thomas Cup will be presented for the best colour print. The Waller Cup will be presented for the best monochrome print. In all competitions the image must not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.

New Work or Old?

We hope that club competitions will inspire members to produce new images but there is no restriction on entering older work as long as it meets the entry requirements of each competition.

Entry Rules for Club Competitions

Entries for club competitions should be made using PhotoEntry. PhotoEntry will be used for both digital and print competitions. For print competitions the competition secretary will also need to receive the mounted print by the closing date. Members wishing to enter any club competition will be given a competition number and will be registered with PhotoEntry at the start of the season. PhotoEntry will automatically acknowledge the registration and members will receive their login code/password. This password may be changed to something simpler and easier to remember. Once registered and logged in you will see a list of competitions programmed for the season. Initially each competition will be categorized as ‘Future’ but as the competition date approaches this status will be changed to ‘Open’. At this stage you will be able to enter your images. Until the status eventually changes to ‘Closed’ you can edit and amend your entry as often as you wish.

Naming Images

Each entry must be given a title. (There will be no need to prefix the title with D1- or M2- etc as in recent years). There is also the option of giving the image your own personal reference. This will not be seen by the judge but is something that may be of help with your own record keeping.

Image Size

To be seen at their best, digital images must be correctly sized so they fit into a 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high ‘window’. Images larger than this will be automatically resized by PhotoEntry but there may be some loss of quality. The system will indicate if there has been any resizing. There is a worksheet on the club’s website showing how to resize images using Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Please note that images will be projected onto a black background. Dark images smaller than 1600 x 1200 may merge with the background and may be improved by having a border.

Colour Profile

Images should have the sRGB colour profile. The system will accept different colour profiles and automatically convert them to sRGB but there may be some differences in colour tones. The system will indicate if there is a problem.

Mounting Prints

All prints should be mounted and measure 40cm x 50cm overall. The maximum permitted thickness is 5mm. There is a very helpful tutorial showing how to mount competition prints on the Truro Camera Club website here. Please do not use masking tape or any other material that may damage other prints when they are packed in carrying cases.

Print Labels

The title and the photographer’s competition number must be printed on the back of the mount near the top right hand corner when viewed from the back. For club competitions the photographer’s name must not be displayed on the print or the mount.

Monochrome Print Definition

Monochrome prints are defined as a black and white image with shades in-between. A single tone can be added but it must be applied to the whole image. The addition of partial toning or the addition of one colour to just part of a black and a white image would make it a colour print.

Presentation Sequence

When the status of a competition changes to ‘Closed’, PhotoEntry will allocate a random number to each image. This number will determine the order in which images will be presented to the judge. The Competition Secretary will add this information to the print label before the prints are delivered to the judge.

Members without internet access

Special arrangements will be made for any members who do not have internet access. They should make themselves known to the Competition Secretary at the earliest opportunity.

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CPA Nature and Wildlife Competition 2019

Entry procedure for members of Truro Camera Club

Entries should be made using PhotoEntry before midnight on Monday 16th September.

The ‘Nature’ and ‘Wildlife’ sections will be judged separately and it is important that images are named

appropriately.

Naming convention for ‘Nature’ images:

N1-Title-Author-Club

N2-Title-Author-Club ….etc

e.g.

N1-Blackbird-John Smith-Truro CC

For ‘Wildlife’ images:

W1-Title-Author-Club

W2-Title-Author-Club….etc

e.g.

W1-Shark-John Smith-Truro CC

You can enter up to six images in total. They could be all ‘Nature’, all be ‘Wildlife’ or be a mixture of the

two categories. It is strongly recommended that you carefully read the CPA guidelines to ensure your

images are in the correct category. These guidelines can be read here.

The entry fee is 50p per image and is payable to the Competition Secretary.

Members without internet access and therefore unable to use PhotoEntry may still enter by

submitting their images on a memory stick to the Competition Secretary by Monday 9th September.

Please contact the Competition Secretary should you have any queries at all.

John Yarrow

Competition Secretary
8 October 2019
© Truro Camera Club All Rights Reserved - Layout by Barry Thompson

Competition Rules

Truro Camera Club Competitions

League Competitions

There are four open competitions throughout the season with separate categories for prints and projected digital images. Each club member may enter a maximum of two images in each category in each competition. Images may be colour, mono or one of each.

Points will be awarded in each competition

as follows:

1 st place 6 pts 2 nd place 5 pts 3 rd place 4 pts Highly commended 3 pts Commended 2 pts All others 1 pt Images that have not been awarded more than one point may be entered into a second competition. At the end of the season there will be awards for print, digital and overall categories.

Digital Image of the Year

This competition takes place in the latter part of the season. A maximum of three images may be submitted by each member. Images that have been used in the league competition are eligible to be used in this competition. The Inga Howse Cup will be presented for the best image.

Print of the Year

This competition takes place in the latter part of the season. Up to two monochrome prints and two colour prints may be submitted. Images that have been used in the league competition are eligible to be used in this competition. The Roy Thomas Cup will be presented for the best colour print. The Waller Cup will be presented for the best monochrome print. In all competitions the image must not incorporate elements produced by anyone else.

New Work or Old?

We hope that club competitions will inspire members to produce new images but there is no restriction on entering older work as long as it meets the entry requirements of each competition.

Entry Rules for Club Competitions

Entries for club competitions should be made using PhotoEntry. PhotoEntry will be used for both digital and print competitions. For print competitions the competition secretary will also need to receive the mounted print by the closing date. Members wishing to enter any club competition will be given a competition number and will be registered with PhotoEntry at the start of the season. PhotoEntry will automatically acknowledge the registration and members will receive their login code/password. This password may be changed to something simpler and easier to remember. Once registered and logged in you will see a list of competitions programmed for the season. Initially each competition will be categorized as ‘Future’ but as the competition date approaches this status will be changed to ‘Open’. At this stage you will be able to enter your images. Until the status eventually changes to ‘Closed’ you can edit and amend your entry as often as you wish.

Naming Images

Each entry must be given a title. (There will be no need to prefix the title with D1- or M2- etc as in recent years). There is also the option of giving the image your own personal reference. This will not be seen by the judge but is something that may be of help with your own record keeping.

Image Size

To be seen at their best, digital images must be correctly sized so they fit into a 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high ‘window’. Images larger than this will be automatically resized by PhotoEntry but there may be some loss of quality. The system will indicate if there has been any resizing. There is a worksheet on the club’s website showing how to resize images using Lightroom, Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Please note that images will be projected onto a black background. Dark images smaller than 1600 x 1200 may merge with the background and may be improved by having a border.

Colour Profile

Images should have the sRGB colour profile. The system will accept different colour profiles and automatically convert them to sRGB but there may be some differences in colour tones. The system will indicate if there is a problem.

Mounting Prints

All prints should be mounted and measure 40cm x 50cm overall. The maximum permitted thickness is 5mm. There is a very helpful tutorial showing how to mount competition prints on the Truro Camera Club website here. Please do not use masking tape or any other material that may damage other prints when they are packed in carrying cases.

Print Labels

The title and the photographer’s competition number must be printed on the back of the mount near the top right hand corner when viewed from the back. For club competitions the photographer’s name must not be displayed on the print or the mount.

Monochrome Print Definition

Monochrome prints are defined as a black and white image with shades in-between. A single tone can be added but it must be applied to the whole image. The addition of partial toning or the addition of one colour to just part of a black and a white image would make it a colour print.

Presentation Sequence

When the status of a competition changes to ‘Closed’, PhotoEntry will allocate a random number to each image. This number will determine the order in which images will be presented to the judge. The Competition Secretary will add this information to the print label before the prints are delivered to the judge.

Members without internet access

Special arrangements will be made for any members who do not have internet access. They should make themselves known to the Competition Secretary at the earliest opportunity.

___________________________________________________

CPA Nature and Wildlife Competition 2019

Entry procedure for members of Truro

Camera Club

Entries should be made using PhotoEntry before

midnight on Monday 16th September.

The ‘Nature’ and ‘Wildlife’ sections will be judged

separately and it is important that images are

named appropriately.

Naming convention for ‘Nature’ images:

N1-Title-Author-Club

N2-Title-Author-Club ….etc

e.g.

N1-Blackbird-John Smith-Truro CC

For ‘Wildlife’ images:

W1-Title-Author-Club

W2-Title-Author-Club….etc

e.g.

W1-Shark-John Smith-Truro CC

You can enter up to six images in total. They

could be all ‘Nature’, all be ‘Wildlife’ or be a

mixture of the two categories. It is strongly

recommended that you carefully read the CPA

guidelines to ensure your images are in the

correct category. These guidelines can be read

here.

The entry fee is 50p per image and is payable to

the Competition Secretary.

Members without internet access and therefore

unable to use PhotoEntry may still enter by

submitting their images on a memory stick to

the Competition Secretary by Monday 9th

September.

Please contact the Competition Secretary should

you have any queries at all.

John Yarrow

Competition Secretary
8 October 2019