Competition Rules and Title Definitions

Amended May 2018

1. All entrants to be paid up members of Wellington and District Camera club.

2. Members can enter a maximum of four images per competition, divided between Themed ('T') and/or Open ('O') classes as they wish. If necessary, due to high numbers of entries, the 4th image may be removed.

3. Projected Digital Images: Entries may be submitted on memory card/stick labelled with entrant's name or via email to the competition secretary. Images must be submitted as high quality jpgs in sRGB and must not exceed 1600 pixels wide or 1200 pixels in height. Each image filename must be prefixed 01, 02, 03 or 04, {space} followed by the title, {space} followed by ‘T’ or ‘O’.

For example " 01 My Favourite Image T "

4. Prints: Must be on mounts no larger than 500mm x 400mm and no smaller than 210mm x 297mm (A4). Each print must be labelled on the back with member's number (not name), 01, 02, 03 or 04, followed by the title, followed by ‘T’ or ‘O’.

For example " 172 01 My Favourite Image T "

5. Entries not awarded a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in a competition may be entered once more in a subsequent competition.

6. Entries must be handed in two weeks before the competition date unless an extension to this date is announced.

7. Entries not fitting the themed definition will be moved to the open category.

8. Should any member have difficulty producing entries according to the above, it is perfectly in order to enlist help from other members.

9. For guidance, all images submitted should have been taken within five years of the competition.

Definitions of Competition titles 2018 / 19 season

Open - Any subject. This is an option in each competition.

Themed – See definitions for each month below

September: Landscape - A landscape image from anywhere in the world; can be urban or rural (but not a seascape, where the sea is the dominant feature). [DPI]

October: Patterns - Shapes or Textures Images of anything exhibiting strong patterns, shapes and/or textures. [Prints]

November: Natural History - An image of animals or plants. Can include captive or domesticated ones as well as wild ones. [DPI]

January: Soft - An image that can described by a title with the word 'soft' in it eg soft focus, soft landing, soft as silk or even a picture of Royal Marines titled 'Not a bunch of softies'. [Prints]

February: Contemporary - An image depicting life today. [DPI]

March: Hot or cold - An image that conveys a sense of extremes of temperature. [Prints]

April : Portrait - A photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject(s) using effective lighting, backdrops and/or poses. [DPI]