CLUB COMPETITION RULES 2013
Club competitions are held on the first Wednesday of each month from February to November. Top Shot is held on the first Wednesday of December.
The Program and In Focus provide the competition subject and its definition. Any image may be entered for "Open" competitions but entries for set subject competitions must have a clear and unambiguous connection to the subject and may be disqualified if not compliant.
For the monthly competition each member may submit a maximum of 4 entries with up to 2 entries per section. An image or substantially the same image must not be entered in a monthly competition more than twice regardless of section. If an image receives a Merit or Special Merit it is NOT eligible for further monthly competitions but may be entered in the annual Top Shot in December. Images that do not receive an award in a monthly competition may still be entered in the Top Shot competition.
This competition is held on the first meeting in December. Each member may submit a maximum of 6 entries with up to 2 entries per section. Only entries in monthly competitions throughout the current year (but not necessarily receiving awards) are eligible. Images should be entered in the same section as entered during the year (e.g. an image which was originally entered as a colour print must not be entered as a projected image). Awards are made for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each section and the image of the year is selected from the winners of individual sections. Additional certificates may be issued on a discretionary basis.
Computer manipulated images are permitted in all categories except for mini prints as long as they comply with the appropriate rules for each section and are based on your own original photographic image.
Photography older than 3 years is ineligible for club competitions unless substantially altered digitally or in the darkroom. If you have any difficulty complying with this rule or there are extenuating circumstances see the Competition Director. At Northside Creative Photography we are interested in what you are creating now, not what you have done in the past. If you wish to exhibit a collection of your older work, this can be done on non-competition nights by arrangement with the Club President.
1. Small Prints
2. Colour Prints
3. Monochrome Prints
4. Projected Images or Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
Mounting of Prints
All prints must be mounted and most members prefer to use a window mount on matt board. A matt cutter may be borrowed from the club. Large prints use velcro holders to attach the mount to the display board. If the mount is too thick or heavy to use this attachment then it is the responsibility of the member to provide a suitable means of display.
For safety reasons glass must not be used in the mount.
Your name and print title must appear clearly on the back of your print. The title must be identical to that on your entry form. Display of the title and your name on the front is permitted but most members prefer to present their images “anonymously”.
Rules of Entry
In the interests of speeding up the process of recording and display of entries the following applies:
The following points are awarded for monthly competitions.
Annual Awards are made based on the cumulative results throughout the year. Half yearly awards may also be made at the discretion of the committee.
Last updated: 16/01/13.