Competitions

Competition rules : 2017 (subject to change)

Members are invited to submit three x colour photographs and two x monochrome photographs for each section (ie – a maximum of ten images in total). Please note: these numbers might change according to entry totals during the year.

At the end of the evening, the judge will be asked to choose overall colour and black and white winners from each category to enable points’ aggregation and cup nights to continue without disruption.

Digital:

1) Photographs must be submitted as follows:

Image sizes to be a minimum of 1600 pixel width and a maximum pixel width of 2000 pixels across the longer side. Files must be no larger than 20MB each.

Images are to be saved in RGB JPG format at maximum quality to prevent lossy compression.

The colourspace used should be sRGB for optimum screen gamut although Adobe 1998 or no chosen profile is acceptable. Mismatched colourspaces are the responsibility of the author and not that of Leominster Photographic Club.

Images must be submitted using the title of the photograph as the filename and must include .JPG as it is the given format. For example: A walk in Monkland Village Hall.jpg. The title must comprise letters and numbers only. The image title must not contain reference to the author.

2) Image submission

Please submit images by e-mail to competition@leominster-photo-club.co.uk (or other email addressed communicated by the committee on the Facebook page) on or before the closing date with a covering message to clarify identity of the author and the images. For users with a limited e-mail attachment size, please send each photograph individually.

3) On arrival at the club on competition night, please enter your digital image names and details in the same way as for printed photographs.

Prints:

Each member can enter up to three colour and two monochrome prints. Entries must not have gained a first, second, third, or commended award in a previous competition.

All entries, to be brought on the night, must be the authors’ own work.

Prints must be at least 10 x 8 inches in a mount not exceeding 16 x 20 inches. Panoramas, diptychs and triptychs are acceptable if kept within this mount size.

No competition can be held with fewer than ten entries per category