Competition Rules

Competition Rules : 2021 (subject to change), competitions run by LPC have the following rules:

Members can submit up to three colour photographs and three monochrome photographs for each competition. Please note: these numbers may change according to entry totals during the year.

At the end of the evening, the judge is asked to choose overall colour and monochrome winners from each category to enable points aggregation towards Photographer of the Year.

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

Rules for digital competitions:

1) Submit photographs 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 cannot be larger than 20MB each.

Submitted images must 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 have to use the title of the photograph as the filename and must include .JPG as it is the given format. For example: An Evening Sunset.jpg. The title should comprise letters and numbers only. The image title should not contain reference to the author.

2) Image submission

Please submit images by e-mail to lpc-competition@outlook.com 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

Please enter your digital image names and details in the same way as for printed photographs.

Competition Rules for Print:

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

All entries, are to be handed in on the night, and must be the authors’ own work. Prints have to 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. (Diptychs and triptychs are a brilliant tool for photographic storytelling. They present two or three images which can be from the same session or they can be polar opposites to show opposition or contrasting ideas.)